The story starts in a distant future in Spain, amongst the ruins of the city of Salamanca and it continues exploring the environmental themes of The Earth Blues Series. With this comic I comment on climate change issues and religious fanaticism, but with a touch of humor, fantasy and stylized characters. Salamanca Blues will be a two issues comic and I'm currently finalizing the first one which is a 32 pages story full of adventure!
Salamanca is the city where I studied the first three years of my BA in Fine Arts and where part of my family lives now, so I travel quite often to this beautiful place and I'm very familiar with its architecture and its climate. It's a gorgeous city made of golden stones. When I started writing ideas for this comic, I painted the following concept art to visualize the mood, lighting and colour palettes:
Then, I wrote the script, developed the characters and sketched the pages of the comic:
Below you can see thumbnail studies I created to design the composition of the pages:
And this is an example of how I created one of the pages:
These are the main characters of the story: a priest, a hunter and an illusionist:
I'm currently looking for a publisher for this comic, which I can translate to English, Spanish, Galician and Italian. You can see below snaps of my most recent visit to this beautiful city where I photographed pages of my comic against landmarks that appear in the story: