Roberto Goiriz

Asunción, Paraguay, 1961

He started his career in the newspaper ABC Color, when he was 16, drawing in the school newspaper. In 1978, he was runner-up in the first National Contest of Graphic Humour, organised by the newspaper La Tribuna, in which he also works as a cartoonist and graphic designer.
In parallel with his publications, he started holding exhibitions both individually and collectively, in art galleries and cultural centres in Asunción.
In 1980 he created, together with Argüello and Moreno, the first cartoon magazine in Paraguay, Quimera. In 1983, he came back to the written media with the newspaper Última Hora, and created Jopo, one of the most known comic characters in his country. He has also created the magazine El Raudal.
After living in Sao Paulo for three years, he went back to his country and worked in advertising for agencies such as Biedermann/Ogilvy & Mather (art director), Mass/Leo Burnett (creative general director), and Bilbao/Young & Rubicam (creative general director), where he won awards for his creativity within the country and abroad.
He kept developing proposals in the comic field with the editorial label El Lector, he took part in creating the degree in Graphic Design of the Catholic University of Asunción, and he holds a position as professor in the degree of Communication Sciences. He was the first promoter of Chaké!, the graphic humour and cartoon exhibition in Paraguay.
He has had published, among other things, Isabella, historia de un fantasma ('Isabella, the story of a ghost'); Warrior-M: Hiras, hijo de Nippur ('Warrior-M: Hiras, son of Nippur'); Historias Secretas del Paraguay ('Secret Stories of Paraguay'); and Historia del humor gráfico en Paraguay ('The History of Graphic Humour in Paraguay').
He currently runs the advertising agency Goiriz Imagen & Cia., S. A.

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