The fascination with Latin American telenovelas is worldwide. Huge audiences that transcend nation, class, culture, age and gender differences sit daily in front of their television sets to watch these melodramatic serials. I'm a Latin American woman. Therefore, telenovelas have never been far away from my life. I'm also a scholar and telenovelas have been my chosen object of study since 1999.
Jan 7, 2010
TELENOVELA CONSUMPTION: VANESSA'S CARTOONS
Studying telenovelas has given me the opportunity to meet interesting people. Among them is Vanessa, who I met while conducting the fieldwork for my last case study, telenovela La Vida Entera. When I interviewed Vanessa regarding her decoding of this telenovela, she told me that she drew several cartoons of some of the characters in the show. Following are some of her cartoons, along with photos of the characters. I hope you'll enjoy them as much as I have. It's another way of observing telenovela consumption, and how audience members appropriate the characters, as they follow their storylines.
Kotufa (Anastasia Mazzone):
Facundo (Carlos Mata):
Olimpia (Beatriz Valdés):
Tata (Marisa Román):
Guille (Luis Gerónimo Abreu): And this isn't a character, but the telenovela's author, Leonardo Padrón:
This isn't a character either :-) Thanks, Vanessa!