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The Resource Blacksad, 1, 2, 3/, written by Juan Diaz Canales ; illustrated by Juanjo Guarnido ; lettering by Studio Cutie

Blacksad, 1, 2, 3/, written by Juan Diaz Canales ; illustrated by Juanjo Guarnido ; lettering by Studio Cutie

Label
Blacksad, 1, 2, 3/
Title
Blacksad
Title number
1, 2, 3/
Statement of responsibility
written by Juan Diaz Canales ; illustrated by Juanjo Guarnido ; lettering by Studio Cutie
Title variation
  • Blacksad. Volume one, two, three
  • Dark Horse Books presents Blacksad
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Private investigator John Blacksad is up to his feline ears in mystery and intrigue, digging up the backstories behind murders, child abductions, and nuclear secrets during the 1950s Red Scare in the United States" -- p. [4] of cover
Member of
Storyline
Tone
Character
Illustration
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2010.
Review
  • /* Starred Review */ First making waves a decade ago, Blacksad, created in Spain, published in France, has since garnered well-deserved critical success and status as an international bestseller. Writer DÃ az 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, a post-WWII society deals with upheavals involving racism and the "Red Scare." Within this atmosphere of ready-to-explode tension, the creators weave what can only be called narrative magic. This current edition collects the three graphic novels that have been released to date, the first being a standard (though beautifully executed) murder mystery, the second centering on the machinations of a white supremacist organization and those whose lives it has thrown into a very personal bedlam (perhaps the most affecting of the lot), and the third addressing the perceived threat of communism within the United States. All of this material is riveting, and Guarnido's artwork is atmospheric and full of indelibly captured characters--he's a true master of the form. Blacksad is a comics classic, and American readers are fortunate to have these first three in one volume. (June) --Staff (Reviewed July 12, 2010) (Publishers Weekly, vol 257, issue 27, p)
  • /* Starred Review */ A European classic reappears in English, and a rich gift it is. This noir thriller set in 1950s America stars a cast of anthropomorphic animals, with the dirty-handed hero an impeccably trenchcoated black cat. John Blacksad is a sort of private investigator, and these three stories visit territory both familiar and unusual. Our hero's lost love is inexplicably murdered, a misinterpreted killing rocks a white supremacist movement, and a coterie of radical intelligentsia crosses agendas with a version of Commie-hunter Joe McCarthy. The second story, especially, offers complex and subtle plotting that earned an Angoulême award. But story aside, Blacksad soars on the art. If anyone could convince you that animal-headed beings could be real, these artists do. The evocative character renditions, draftsmanship, and painted colors simply take the breath away, from the polar bear police chief turned bad to the hog bartender, cockerel "Senator Gallo" (McCarthy), and bad guy reptilians. VERDICT A prime ambassador for the adult comic, Blacksad reinvents funny animals to a whole new purpose: suspenseful, sophisticated, and beautifully visualized drama with violence and sensual sex quite appropriate to plot and readership. Highly recommended for adult collections.— M.C. --Martha Cornog (Reviewed September 15, 2010) (Library Journal, vol 135, issue 15, p49)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
373216
Cataloging source
QPPL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Diaz Canales, Juan
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Guarnido, Juanjo
  • Studio Cutie
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Blacksad
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Graphic novels
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
  • Internal security
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
  • Private investigators
  • Nineteen fifties
  • Blacksad, John (Fictitious character)
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Blacksad, 1, 2, 3/, written by Juan Diaz Canales ; illustrated by Juanjo Guarnido ; lettering by Studio Cutie
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • At the head ot title: Dark Horse Books presents
  • "This part collects the first three Blacksad albums: Quelque part entre los ombres, Arctic-Nation, and Ame rouge, originally published in France in 2000, 2003, and 2005 by Dargaud" -- T.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • by Jim Steranko
  • Somewhere within the shadows
  • Arctic nation
  • Red soul
Control code
000045756704
Dimensions
29 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
176 pages
Isbn
9781595823939
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781595823939
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)473467142
Label
Blacksad, 1, 2, 3/, written by Juan Diaz Canales ; illustrated by Juanjo Guarnido ; lettering by Studio Cutie
Link
Publication
Note
  • At the head ot title: Dark Horse Books presents
  • "This part collects the first three Blacksad albums: Quelque part entre los ombres, Arctic-Nation, and Ame rouge, originally published in France in 2000, 2003, and 2005 by Dargaud" -- T.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • by Jim Steranko
  • Somewhere within the shadows
  • Arctic nation
  • Red soul
Control code
000045756704
Dimensions
29 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
176 pages
Isbn
9781595823939
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781595823939
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)473467142

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