El Duende y su Camarilla (El Deber, December 2009)
Oscar Barbery Suarez, who uses the pseudonym Gaspar for his comics work, was born in Santa Cruz. He is an architect, screenwriter, poet and one of the few Bolivian comic artists. He studied architecture in Cordoba, Argentina. He created the political comic strip 'El Duende y su Camarilla' for the newspaper El Deber, during a period when there where no comic strips in printed media in Bolivia. Starting on 5 August 1982, the strip runs till this day and has won several prizes.
Barbery has additionaly written theatre plays, such as the 1988 production 'Laberintos', which later became a television mini-series. In 1991 he wrote the screenplay for the film 'Los Igualitarios'.