Artist Carlos Barberena: Nicaragua to Chicago in Calacavison (toons)

carlosbannerNicaraguan-born Chicago artist and printmaker Carlos Barberena mixes up traditional calacas and current events. Wall Street, Mickey Mouse, McDonalds, Halliburton, British Petroleum and other icons look better as muertos, don’t you think?

novusNovus Ordo Seclorum

geishaCalaca Geisha

War_is_PeaceWar Is Peace

The-Four-Horsemen-of-the-ApocalypseFour Horseman of the Apocalypse

In case you’re in/near Chicago, here’s what Carlos looks like, although we can’t guarantee he’ll be wearing an El Maligno shirt by CHema Skandal!, a fellow member of the Instituto Grafico de Chicago.


See more art and buy prints at Carlos’ website.