Juan Carlos Colombres, popularly known by his pen Landru (January 19, 1923, Buenos Aires) is an Argentine comedian characterized by socio-political ironies which includes both graphical and textual caricature.
Juan Carlos Colombres born in 1923 in the city of Buenos Aires in the heart of an aristocratic family from Tucumán, is practically a member of the same generation consists of other great comedians Argentines: the Mendocino Quino, the Cordovan Amengual Lorenzo, Guillermo Mordillo, Miguel Brascó, Copi, Lang, Oscar Conti (Oski), and the brilliant cartoonist based in Buenos Aires Uruguayan Hermenegildo Sabat.
JC Colombres adopted the pseudonym by which he is known because of seemingly trivial political issues, in 1947 while still working at the magazine edited by Don Fulgencio Lino Palacio began publishing his own magazine called Cascabel humorous in it mocked Juan Domingo Perón ( among the many cartoons depicting the creator of PJ was called that of a large pear), concerned about the heavy censorship Peronist, the son of Lino Palacio, very Colombres friend suggested he used a fictitious name telling him when he wore a beard a face very similar to psychopathic serial murderer of women Henri Désiré Landru French.
The work of Juan Carlos Colombres "Landru" is characterized by an elaborate mockery overcrowded certain ways of "thinking" characteristic of society twentieth century Argentina and so far this century, its basically a joke is both subtle irony and stark criticism in which all levels of society, for it has created a series of paradigmatic characters: "Aunt Cora", "The Lord Porcel", "The Lord Cateura" (a subject from a humble level aimed at all Coast's economic rise and wants to appear a high cultural level, to "educate" her little son ferocious treatment and mixing tip for different sociolects insults), "Roger the man who thought too" (representing the paranoid fears bourgeoisie), "Maria Belen and Alexandra" (two young high net but grotesquely pathetic and frivolous). This humor writing is enriched by scholarship that characterizes Colombres, allowing you to use different levels of writing or use archaisms, add to this a deep and thorough knowledge of the national and international political reality.
source: Argentina Live
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source: Argentina Live