This chapter analyzes the comic María y yo (2007, Miguel Gallardo) and the film based on the that comic, also titled María y yo (2010, Félix Fernández de Castro). Both cultural products portray the relationship between graphic artist Miguel Gallardo and María Gallardo, his daughter who has autism. A contrast is made between the two works regarding the discourse of disability as infirmity/tragedy model of disability, which is emphasized in the film but not in the comic. Moreover, Gallardo's visual style and autobiographical approach to María's autism in the comic itself and its inclusion of pictograms are contextualized via discussion of Temple Grandin's reflections on autism and visuality in her published works.
Liverpool Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.
To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.