Blacksad

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October 2010

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Blacksad is brilliant.” – Joe Gordon, Forbidden Planet

2006 Angoulême Comics Festival Prize for Best Series

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 new 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 Angoulême Comics Festival prizes for Best Series and Best Artwork – and is a three-time Eisner Award nominee.

“Guarnido’s exceptional ink and watercolor style draws in readers immediately, but it’s Canales’ intricate and moody storytelling that keeps them coming back.” –
 Comic Book Daily

“Writer Díaz and illustrator Guarnido take the detective noir genre and breathe new life into it with a trio of anthropomorphic animal gumshoe dramas centering around John Blacksad, a methodical PI who conducts his investigations in early 1950s America …
Blacksad is a comics classic.” – Publishers Weekly

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•Comics website

“Blacksad is a noir tale, and a truly excellent one at that … this is a tremendous comic. As always, it’s the way these tales are told that makes them special, and Blacksad is a compelling character, as are most of the others in this book. Even if you’re not a fan of noir, the art alone is worth checking out, because Guarnido does such a brilliant job on it.”

Comics Alliance

•Comics website and blog

“Guarnido and Canales’ mastery is such that Blacksad remains nothing short of engrossing, as transportive and immersive a reading experience you will encounter… A special series.”

Forbidden Planet

•Comics retailer

“The great thing about Blacksad stories is that they manage to incorporate serious issues with a bit of depth as well as being an entertaining genre read, without it ever feeling as if things have been shoe-horned in for the sake of weight or meaning.”