Salamanca Blues Part 1: Sand is a 48 pages comic, and it's finished!
You can pre-order it HERE
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 is a two issues comic, the first part which is a 44 pages story full of adventure wll be released in summer 2022!
You can see below a sneak peek!
When I started writing ideas for this comic, I painted the following concept art to visualize the mood, lighting and colour palettes. So, this is where everything started:
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 without faith, an insect hunter and a foreign illusionist:
In this video you can see how I colour the pages of my graphic novel:
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. You can see below snaps of my comic against landmarks that appear in the story.
I'm uploading to social media (Instagram, Twitter and Linkedin) more images from this comic. You can also see some of the concept art I've done to create this comic on my Visual Development Portfolio