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He was known for his political activism, which was reflected in his comic series ‘Los Supermachos’ and ‘Los Agachados’and in his many books.
Supermachoe of his work was politically themed, and reflected the artist’s progressive and left-wing point of view. His activism was mainly aimed at the Mexican political system and its institutions, US Government policies, consumerism, imperialism, the Catholic Church and religion in general.
During the early years of his life he was a seminarian, although years later was excommunicated by the Catholic Church for the content of some of his works, such as ‘El manual del perfecto ateo’ “The handbook for the perfect atheist”, He was also an advocate of the Cuban revolution and sympathized with the Soviet bloc throughout the Cold War.
In fact, he was the first foreign author to publish in the Soviet newspaper Izvestia in His first two comics series were ‘Los Supermachos’ and ‘Los Agachados’which gave a satirical view on Mexican politics.
Both were revolutionary for their political and social themes, and have become examples for many Hispanic political comics that followed.
In ‘Los Supermachos’, Rius gave his comments through the inhabitants of the lost village of San Garabato, who spend their time arguing or taking siestas. The latter vainly attempts to communicate his political ideas to his fellow villagers.
Supermachks stage play based on the strip was produced in Guadalajara.
Rius (Eduardo Del Río)
Rius left the series in after a dispute with his publisher over editorial censorship. Meridiano continued to publish ‘Los Supermachos’ until the late s. Rius moved on to create ‘Los Agachados’ with even more vigor and audacity.
The series debuted in a twice-monthly comic book in Septemberand originally starred the same characters from Rius’ previous strip.
After two issues though, Rius started using other characters and different themes for every story.
The strip can be translated as “Those Who Stoop Down”, and focuses on the lower classes of Mexican society. These were also the people Rius wanted to reach with his comic, and whom he wanted to give political awareness.
Some stories dealt with the history of Mexico, others looked at Spanish and North-American colonialism, while the artist also examined Mexico’s customs, virtues and faults.
Manifiesto comunista ilustrado Rius moved on to write and illustrate over a hundred books on a variety of topics, including politics, vegetarianism and religion. They were all characterized by Rius’ typical humor, and reached a wide readership because of their simplicity and intellectual sharpness.
Notable books were ‘Cuba para principiantes’ and ‘Marx para principiantes’which were comic strip presentations of Cuban history and superkachos life and ideas of Karl Marx, respectively. Especially the latter became an international bestseller, which inaugurated the ‘For Beginners’ series of books from Writers and Readers and later Icon Books.
The first series ran until In the s, Rius also contributed to the political humor magazine El Chahuistle.
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