Efa and Salva Rubio



Coming in January!
The Great Django Reinhardt
Efa (artist), Salva Rubio (writer)
Django Reinhardt is a legend. But Django -which may have meant "He who wakens"- was twice born. A first time in the snow, during the winter of 1910 in a nomadic gypsy family stationed in Liberchies, Belgium. The second in Saint-Ouen, near Paris, in the fall of 1928, when a fire in his caravan mutilated his left hand.
Writer Salva Rubio and artist Efa have already produced together a remarkable biopic on Monet, paying tribute to the painter's obsession with light. Likewise, this biopic devoted to the youth of the prodigy musician features the passion and determination of the man who has always considered himself the greatest guitarist in the world. In this story-score, by laying out the panels like chords, the artist brings to life his passion in vibrating watercolor to better accompany the musical and technical development of the inventor of gypsy jazz. From musette to jazz, from violin to banjo then to guitar, Django's destiny is that of his ‘hand on fire’, possessed by the supernatural spirit of the "duende" which burns in the soul of each gypsy musician. That of a miracle who is reborn from his ashes, more dazzling than ever. Cue the music!
"The art provides crucial visual details, from subtle facial expressions to the rich backgrounds of a Roma camp, jazz club, and hospital. It includes a kind of soundtrack, too, naming song titles that are supplemented by an enlightening afterword with photographs. Django, Hand on Fire is a fascinating account of the crucible in which an artist's second life was forged."
9x12, 88pp., full color hardcover, 19.99, ISBN 9781681122878
Ebook, $9.99, ISBN 9781681122885


MONET: Itinerant of Light

MONET: Itinerant of Light
Efa (artist),
Salva Rubio (writer)
The life of the great French painter, one of the founders of Impressionism, is narrated in lush comic art reminiscent of his style. From the Salon des Refuses ("Salon of the Rejected") and many struggling years without recognition, money and yet a family to raise, all the way to great success, critically and financially, Monet pursued insistently one vision: catching the light in painting, refusing to compromise on this ethereal pursuit. It cost him dearly but he was a beacon for his contemporaries. We discover in this comics biography how he came to this vision as well as his turbulent life pursuing it.
"Highly recommended!"
-School Library Connection
"Both a collectible and a joy to read. A landmark in serious comics about art."
-Publishers Weekly starred review
"This beautiful, evocative story will please fans of biography, art history, and impressionism. Highly recommended."
-Library Journal Starred Review
"The best of the many recent comics biographies of artists."
-Booklist Starred review
"BEST OF 2017. This is certainly one of the most visually stunning comics released this year, and another worthy addition to an ever-growing number of comics dedicated to exploring the lives of the masters."
-AJ Frost, The Beat
"A solid biography, with impressive illustration."
-Slings and Arrows
"Win's Christmas Gift Recommendation: Picture Perfect Present for Art and Comics Lovers… 10/10. A minor masterpiece and guaranteed to be on the reading list for any art historian
studying the Impressionists and modern art, Monet: Itinerant of Light is a magic window into another world and one you should seek out." -Win Wiacek, Now Read This
"highly recommended."
-Midwest Book Review
"Highly recommended! Grade 9/10"
-Sequential Tart
"4.5 out of 5 stars. Incredible illustrations. It's even better that it's reminiscent of Monet's painting style, because it is like an homage to the artist." -Hit or Miss
9x12, 112pp., full color hardcover, $24.99,
ISBN 9781681121390, e-book: $9.99


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