Author: Tobias Tak
Extent: 160 pp
Publication: October 2021
Publisher: NBM Publishing
In 1927, Federico Garcia Lorca published his masterpiece Canciones, a volume of lyrical poetry. Tobias Tak transformed twenty of these poems into a series of richly detailed and inventive comics. With his boundless imagination, Tak’s illustrations add a new depth and energy to Lorca’s poetry. This bilingual collection will appeal to lovers of visual art, graphic novels and poetry and aims to bring the colourful and atmospheric landscape of Lorca’s work to a new audience. Includes an introduction by Lorca scholar, editor and translator Christopher Maurer (The Collected Poems of Lorca).
Canciones is a beautiful book that combines outstanding written and graphic imaginations. Foreword Reviews
Tak’s adaptation picks up the playful spirit of Lorca’s poems to go beyond simply illustrating the text, creating a delightfully magical hybrid. Publishers Weekly
Wild, near-hallucinogenic vistas and characters blend history with mythology to depict ephemeral situations and timeless moments in this evocative picture hymnal dedicated to the human condition. It’s a beautiful achievement and the ideal gift for the sensitive ones in your life. Slings and Arrows