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QUEZADA MACCHIAVELLO, Óscar. From the meta-faith to what kills the faith: a Quino's allegory. Tóp. Sem [online]. 2016, n.36, pp.71-91. ISSN 2594-0619.

The practice of graphic humour used to produce short texts in which affective intensity is concentrated, correlative to a precise cognitive deployment. In this case, the tragicomic efficacy resides, in much extent, in the presentation of a powerful space-time mid-symbolism articulated rhetorically through an allegory which incorporates figurative, thematic and, mainly, passional oppositions. That mid-symbolism, already in narrative terms, is supported by a tripartite sequence, such as a classic sonata, but inverted. All those relations and operations shape a parody of despair: in the central stage, it emerges a sudden stamp of faith, in a cheerful tone, in the protagonist; escorted (or crushed), before, by his dramatics disorientation and, afterwards, by the crude disappointment caused by sad walkers (andantes). With no doubt, this is an existential metaphor of the failed donation of sense that anguishes the man of our time when contemplating the exploitation and robotization of his similars.

Palabras llave : Quino; Mundo Mezquino; semiotics; graphic humour; tragicomic efficacy; mid-symbolism; meta-faith; parody; allegory; sonata; existential metaphor.

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