GOLDFISHA comic book with a rich noir atmosphere recreated using Thirties drawing techniques and printed on “period” paper, accompanied by preparatory sketches, studies and comments by the author. More accustomed to the baroque-ish extravagance of the Western and historical genres, here the comic artist Alessio Alberici ventures into a whole new period that presents fresh challenges to his art. The subject chosen for this work is the private investigator Marlowe, a familiar figure in our collective imagination, and a short story he appears in, Goldfish. Little-known and published after his death, Chandler’s short stories were a sort of “secret workshop” used by the writer to shape works of wider scope, to build up the structure of his characters and the world they operate in, and it is here that Alberici found just the story he was looking for – stimulating and significant, in spite of (or perhaps precisely becauseof) the difference that separates it from the better-known film and comic titles.With an introduction by Valerio Varesi.Technical details
Size 34.5 x 24.7 cm – pages 88
Cover: paperboard, outer coating in 140 gr. matt paper, two-colour printing, matt plasticisation, thick glossy transparent UV screen-printing.
Interior: two-colour printing, thick glossy transparent UV screen-printing on 140 gr. Fedrigoni Tintoretto Gesso paper