The Heathlands, France, 1920. A young couple, just married, is crossing the threshold of the house that will be their home, a little house secluded in the middle of the wood and close to a black lagoon.
She, Linon, is young and in love. He, Méric, a handsome man always smoking a pipe tobacco that smells of spices and attracts little yellow butterflies. With them, the three sisters of the groom completely covered with black veils, mourning the death of their father, and a priest.
These are the protagonists of a new love story.
This is the beginning of Lacrimosa, the fourth volume of the Spaccacuore series.
Once again Ana Juan and Matz Mainka offer us a romantic and passionate narration, mysterious and fascinating, but above all full of tears.
Ana Juan is a Spanish illustrator, author and painter. Born in Valencia in 1961, she moved to Madrid in the early 1980s. She exhibits her works and publishes her books all over the world – Spain, United States, Japan. Well acknowledged for her original, melancholic, romantic and sometimes merciless interpretation of reality and its stories, Ana has illustrated several covers for the New Yorker, editorials for El País and the covers of many novels by Isabel Allende and others classics of the world literature.
Ana Juan was awarded – among other prizes – the Ezra Jack Keats Prize for best new illustrator (The Night Eater, 2005), the Premio Junceda de Ilustración (For you are a Kenyan Child, 2007) and, in 2010, the prestigious Premio Nacional de Ilustración by the Spanish Ministry of Culture.
Books published by #logosedizioni: Amantes (from which the following short stories have also been individually published: Different Love, Faithful Love, Fickle Love, Final Love, Unknown Love and Weekly Love (all available also in Italian, Spanish and French), Circus, L’isola, Snowhite, Sorelle, Postcards Ana Juan, Demeter (also available in Italian, French and Spanish), Promises (also available in Italian, French and Spanish), Complete Works, Carmilla, Lacrimosa (also available in Italian and French), Frida and Anna dei miracoli.
Matz Mainka is a German artist known for his illustrations and comic strips which he publishes in various European countries – mainly Spain and Germany. Here he is the author of this sentimental and tragic tale.
|Dimensions||cm 21,0 x 29,7|
|Incontro con l'illustratrice Ana Juan||Corriere di Bologna||01-04-2015|
|Ana Juan, l'illustrazione e il lavoro di copertinista per il New Yorker||Fumettologica.it||www||20-04-2015|