Wednesday, 25 September 2013

New Blacksad 'Amarillo' cover and synopsis



Okay, so I know we're not going to get the new Blacksad for a while, considering it usually takes Dark Horse about 2 years after the release of the Spanish and French versions to get their English translations published, but time passes quickly and Guarnido's artwork is too beautiful not to share: seriously, just how beautiful is that yellow cover? Very un-Blacksad in mood. Titled 'Amarillo' Canales and Guarnido's fifth outing for the slick cat detective is a tribute to the road movie genre and the legendary Route 66. Here's a clumsily translated synopsis:

'John Blacksad is tired of all the violence and misery around him, so he decides to take his time before returning home. Luck seems to smile on him when a stranger hires him to deliver his car, a brand new Cadillac Eldorado model, from New Orleans to Tulsa. But the south roads are as dusty as they are unpredictable, and Blacksad unwittingly finds himself driving from one end of the US to another, in order to solve a murder involving biker parades, lawyers, writers and even a bloody circus!'