Blacksad Cover


By Juan Diaz Canales; Juanjo Guarnido (Illustrator)

Dark Horse Comics, Hardcover, 9781595823939, 176pp.

Publication Date: June 22, 2010

Private investigator John Blacksad is up to his feline ears in mystery, digging into the backstories behind murders, child abductions, and nuclear secrets. Guarnido's sumptuously painted pages and rich cinematic style bring the world of 1950s America to vibrant life, with Canales weaving in fascinating tales of conspiracy, racial tension, and the "red scare" Communist witch hunts of the time. Guarnido reinvents anthropomorphism in these pages, and industry colleagues no less than Will Eisner, Jim Steranko, and Tim Sale are fans
Whether John Blacksad is falling for dangerous women or getting beaten to within an inch of his life, his stories are, simply put, unforgettable.
* Dark Horse is very proud to present the first three "Blacksad" stories in a beautiful hardcover collection, completely relettered to the artist's specifications and with the latest album, "Red Soul," in English for the very first time.
* This internationally acclaimed series has won nearly a dozen prestigious awards -- including the Angouleme Comics Festival prizes for Best Series and Best Artwork-and is a three-time Eisner Award nominee.

About the Author

Juanjo Guarnido (born in 1967 in Granada, Spain) is a Spanish illustrator and the co-author or the Blacksad series. Guarnido studied painting at the Art school of Granada, he studied there painting. During his studies, he also collaborated on several fanzines and published some drawings at Comics Forum-Planeta de Agostini, the Spanish edition of Marvel comics. At that time, though, he decided not to pursue a career in comics because he did not believe there was a broad enough Spanish market to enable him to earn a living. In 1990, he left Granada to Madrid, where he worked on a TV series for 3 years. On the very first day he spent there, he met his future Blacksad partner, Juan Diaz Canales. He did not make a return to comics for some years, however. Following his tenure in Granada, he moved to Paris to take a job with Walt Disney Studios