Posted On 08 Aug 2017
There are very formal relationships. Such as that of historian Melvin Hoyos with his magazine collection, perhaps one of the biggest in Latin America. Or that of David Aviles, whose enthusiasm for comics was born from Japanese animated series, until becoming an entrepreneur who every year plans a convention attended by up to 18,000 people.
These are two examples of how Guayaquil people have generated a series of links with the world of comics, something that motivated Fernando Flores to settle in this city the national headquarters of the Comic Con, a convention held in other cities on the planet, through franchising.
“If it was not Guayaquil, where? In what other city is there a whole cult for comics?” says Flores, who acknowledges that there are no figures that clarify this scenario of followers and economic activities generated by comics. This year, the Comic Con this demanded an increase of up to 170% of the space where it will be held from the 25 of this month. (I)