Sunday, August 24, 2008

Pulp Pinup: Blacksad

Blacksad
Hello Pulp Friends :)

Soo, this is weird: I tried the whole day to get on the old radio shows of the Archive.org, but I got the message the "items" are not available all day.

So let's rely on our dear feature "Pulp Pinup" to save the day ;)

Today's pinup is dedicated to some of the most noirish character of the recent times: Blacksad by Spanish writer Juan Díaz Canales and Spanish artist Juanjo Guarnido. Blacksad is a private eye black panther in a world of anthropomorphic noir set in 1950. No, this is not a "furry" comicbook: once you start to read it, you forget these are animals and you get fully captured by this story that will kick you in the guts. If you like Sin City, you should give this GNs a try (even if they might be a little hard to find in English version).

Cheers,
Francesco

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3 comments:

James Figueiredo said...

Hey, Francesco!

Man, I LOVE Blacksad - The art is absolutely GORGEOUS, and the stories are very engaging. And as far as the characters looking like animals, I think it's awesome because the authors use this as a tool to enhance each character's personality. Awesome, through and through. There were two volumes published in Brazil, in 2006 and 2007, I can't wait for the next ones!

On another note, I've finally read the Werewolf vs. Dracula book, and and I think you did a SPECTACULAR job, as always! Now that begs for a sequel doesn't it? ;)

Best,
J.

Dave_Flora said...

Man, I have a busy week at work and see what I miss!
Great work with the Captain American strip, and now this great Pinup. Thanks for educating me about Blacksad...I'll have to search around on the web for more!
And thanks to James for reminding me about the Werewolf vs. Dracula book being out...time to place an order online!
-Dave

Francesco Francavilla said...

James: thank you so much :D Yes, the Blacksad GNs make me feel like I have still a long way to go: Guarnido is awesome! ANd I am glad you enjoyed DmW :D We will see on the sequel ;)
Dave: Thank you so much, Dave :) Definitely try to find the Blacksad books (and that DmW too ;))

Cheers,
Francesco