SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, March 23 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Parliament of the Canary Islands has hosted this Thursday the presentation of the comic ‘Opuntia’ that aims to make the Chamber known in an educational and entertaining way aimed at all audiences.
The work narrates an exciting adventure that takes place in the premises of the parliamentary headquarters, through which details of the Chamber are discovered, such as its structure or operation.
The presentation of the comic was attended by the president of the Parliament of the Canary Islands, Gustavo Matos, and the director and illustrator of the project, Esteban Gómez and Eduardo Padrino, respectively.
“This comic is part of the objective that we have had in this X Legislature to publicize in a different way what Parliament consists of and what its role is in society, in short, to bring it closer to the citizenry,” said the president.
In his opinion, “it is a comic for all audiences, with an interesting story that will be liked by all ages, but focused on a part of the citizenry that may find it more attractive to get information in this way.”
For Matos it is “good material for schoolchildren and young people who may think that politics is boring, with a pleasant aesthetic that aims to reach those people who do not follow the activity of Parliament regularly.”
Along these lines, he pointed out that it is necessary to “understand the current time” and “connect with the new generations.”
Esteban Gómez, director of the project and scriptwriter, for his part, expressed that “it has been a very intense design and script work” based on the “most interesting ideas” of the Chamber, “with a pedagogical content and documented canarianisms that make it more entertaining.”
In this sense, the cartoonist of the comic, Eduardo Padrino, highlighted that “the characters, designs and colors are based on the real ones, balancing the balance between reality and the world of comics, giving importance to every detail.”
Padrino stressed that he is “pleased” to see how institutions of this type “value the world of comics, a sector that can be informative and reach educational centers.”
The comic is presented in two formats: the digital one, which will be published on the website of the Canary Islands Parliament, and the physical one, which will be distributed among the visits of students from the eight islands who come to the Chamber every week to find out how it works.