Growing up in Argentina, the World Cup became an important event where every four years friends and family would come together and share passionate moments of joy and sorrow. There the tournament becomes a kind of strange national holiday.
While I’m not an avid soccer fan, I love the occasions that bring us together and the memories we create along the way. As a person who loves fantasy and nostalgia, I find joy in the unforgettable songs, distinctive memorabilia and quirky souvenirs that every World Cup leaves behind.
Pepita Sandwich is an Argentine cartoonist, illustrator, and writer based in New York City. She has published two books, Diario de Supervivencia (2016) and Las Mujeres Mueven Montañas (2019) and is working on her third graphic non-fiction novel. She creates engaging visual essays and poetic comics for media and brands.
https://www.latimes.com/sports/story/2022-11-17/gracias-futbol-comic-argentina The World Cup means rooting for Argentina and making new memories