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Juan Álvarez presents next Thursday his latest book Why Do not You Love Me ?, At the Sewer Citizen Participation Center (24/01/2017)

Next Thursday, February 26, at 7:00 pm, in the Hall of Acts of the Citizen Participation Center of Alcantarilla, located next to the Museum of the Huerta, CAVI Alcantarilla presents the latest book by Juan Álvarez WHY YOU DO NOT LOVE ME ?.

A wonderful book that portrays the cruelty of violence to women and proposes 10 formulas to change the course of many women who suffer.

A great header manual for any professional who works with this problem.

We will have the reflection and experiences of the author, Juan Alvarez, countryman (born in Mazarrón) and reputed draftsman of the magazine "THE THURSDAYS".

At the conclusion of the talk-colloquy that will be, the author will dedicate his book in a personalized way to all attendees.


The book revolves around the enlightened reflection on macho maltreatment.

It is conceived with questions ... short questions about "the why", answered in turn with other questions.

The questions come from the souls of each of the battered women.

The author moves away from the real answers because he is not able to answer them;

It leaves in the hands of the reader, therefore, the responsibility to answer them, the freedom to interpret, at least.

To illustrate the questions, the author uses his experience as a draftsman, choosing a pencil stroke, clean and with the complicity of red, as a dramatic contribution in some cases, and passionate and sensual, in others.

JUAN ÁLVAREZ Montalbán (Mazarrón, Murcia 1960).

He spent his childhood in Mula (Murcia) where he created his first comics.

Madrid arrives at the age of eighteen and begins its journey in the cartoon collaborating in series of the producer HANNA BARBERA and later forming part of the equipment that realizes the series DON QUIJOTE OF THE MANCHA for TVE.

In 1983 he won the contest prize of the magazine "1984".

That same year he meets Jorge Gómez and this is how Juan's comic strips take on a new chromatic dimension.

In the second half of the 80's the work of Juan Alvarez can be seen in the magazines TBO, ZONA 84 AND TOTEM.

Juan Alvarez does not abandon the cartoon at all and in this way he makes STORY BOARDS for German series (BENJAMIN BLUNCHEN), CANADIAN (BABAR) and US.

In 1990 the magazine EL JUEVES begins to publish its character "MM the cloister mad" that at that moment appeared in the newspaper CAMPUS of the University of Murcia.

Later, in August of that year he creates "LOS MENDRUGOS", already with the color of Jorge G. He has made strips for Diario AS and for Diario 16.

He has collaborated, along with Jorge G, in publications such as "PUTA MILI" (La Capitana Diana), "CRECER HAPPY", "PENTHOUSE", "INTERVIÚ", "TOTEM" and "BLUE" "PLAYBOY ESPAÑA", "L`ECHO DES SAVANES" and "FLUIDE GLAMOR" (France), "DT" and "VERY INTERESTING".

She has numerous books published, mainly of its personages "the Mendrugos", "The Capitana Diana" and "Lucía, cabinet of Sexology".

In 2012, Edicions de Ponent publishes "1968, a year of rombos", his most personal work.

Currently, Juan, publishes in the magazine PLAYBOY for the United States, on THURSDAY and on

He is also working on creating applications for Tablets.

He has been coordinator of "Browsing comics" at the Regional Library of Murcia and director of the Comic Aula of the University of Murcia.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Alcantarilla

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