Goya: The Terrible Sublime: A Graphic Novel, by El Torres, Illustrated by Fran Galán
Francisco de Goya is considered one of the most important Spanish painters of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, last of the Greats and first of the modernists. But his sumptuous images stemmed from a mind in torment, especially later in his life.
Goya: The Terrible Sublime is a graphic novel inspired by Goya’s life, in particular focusing on his final years, as he struggles with serious illness that leaves him deaf and causes terrible headaches, high fevers, and hallucinations.
From the mind of the terror master El Torres and the art of Fran Galán comes a terrifying story that brings readers into the artist’s world of madness and dark paintings, a historical miasma populated by recognizable figures and swathed in an aesthetic of beautiful grotesques living in the shadows.
And even as the artist faces dreadful images of witchcraft and pure evil, he knows that he must not fall into what lurks beyond the dream of reason.
“Torres and Galán use the graphic novel format to their advantage … This title will appeal equally to fans of gothic horror and biographical fiction.” - Booklist