Gargantúa is a self-funded magazine created in 2010 by Gabriel Vallecillo Márquez in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, with the initial support of artist Iván Fiallos and later by graphic designer Verónica Romero.
The magazine Gargantúa was a bid to promote and disseminate poetry and the arts from an irreverent, humorous, satirical and critical stance on the artistic world and society. Our motto "art poetry lithium" reflected just that… some relief from this crazy bygone world! Its name, of course, is inspired by "The Life of Gargantua and Pantagruel" (1532-1564), a novel by François Rabelais. A gentle giant, a “monster”, with a good heart.
In total we managed to publish 9 issues of the magazine Gargantúa, with free distribution, until the economic conditions did not allow us to continue anymore.
During the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown in Berlin, Gargantúa was revived, where neighbor's walls became the paper where it was once printed through guerrilla projection techniques. The same logics of contents was transferred from the printed paper onto the wall in public space. Around 25 artists where published in the 7 editions of Gargantúa guerrilla projections, ranging from poetry, visual poetry, video art, protest/ resistance art, short-films, paintings, performance, dance, design, crypto art, live visuals, illustration, photography and others.