The International Festival of Mallorca Còmic Nostrum 2021 in this edition joins science from humor, realism and illustration to bring it closer to society in a different way with the aim of breaking prejudices.

The show will take place from November 4 to January 9 and includes various exhibitions at the Casal Solleric, another on Passeig del Born and a fortnight of talks, master classes and debates.

Among the exhibitions, “Science and Comic” stands out, a collective initiative that can be seen on the Casal Solleric mezzanine. It focuses on biology, marine sciences, climate change and health. Curated by the UIB biologist, Miguel Ángel Miranda, and the cartoonist and scientific disseminator, Luis Resinas, the exhibition combines original and digital works by authors like Nivola Uyà, Tomeu Pinya, Margalida Vinyas or Pere Joan, among others.

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But above all, an experiment carried out in collaboration with the Massachusetts Center for Technological Research, the most important in the world, on the creation of comics with artificial intelligence stands out.

Another exhibition, linking science with superheroes, will also take place at Casal Solleric. Professors Álvaro Pons (UV), Jordi Ojeda (UB) and the art collector Jaume Vaquer, explore the fundamental role of science to justify the origin of superheroes through the comic pages of 40 authors. Through them, one delves into Newton’s laws of physics. Chemical and thermodynamic aspects are also analyzed
Outside the Solleric, on Passeig del Born, one of the festival’s highlights will be displayed. The exhibition “Science according to Forges” is a tribute to Antonio Fraguas (Forges), on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC). Throughout the Born, 66 science and technology cartoons by the cartoonist will be exhibited.

Talks, master classes and debates

This edition also features a fortnight of talks, master classes and debates on comics and science, which will take place on November 27 and 28 at the Escuela Superior de Diseño. Among others, the National Comic Prize and the City of Palma Prize, Cristina Duran and Miguel Ángel Giné, will explain their creative process. On his side, the Mallorcan Tomeu Morey, official colorist of DC Comics in Washington, will talk about his work and how his colors are seen around the world.