• Blacksad Hardcover
  • Blacksad covers by Juanjo Guarnido
  • Guarnido and Canales, Blacksad: A Silent Hell, 2012
  • Guarnido and Canales, Blacksad: Within the Shadows, 2000

Blacksad

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John Blacksad is a true hard-boiled private investigator. Like many fictional P.I.’s before him, he narrates his cases in a gritty monologue, something that works very well in the graphic novel (giving the captions a purpose rather than having them work simply as exposition). Also like his cannon predecessors, he has a rough background. He fought in World War II and now struggles to get by on the limited income he can make as a P.I.

John Blacksad is a true hard-boiled private investigator. Like many fictional P.I.’s before him, he narrates his cases in a gritty monologue, something that works very well in the graphic novel (giving the captions a purpose rather than having them work simply as exposition). Also like his cannon predecessors, he has a rough background. He fought in World War II and now struggles to get by on the limited income he can make as a P.I.

Reviews

Guarnido and Canales, Blacksad: A Silent Hell, 2012

Back in 2000, Spanish comic creators Juan Diaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido published the first volume of Blacksad, their gorgeously rendered foray into the noir milieu of Mickey Spillane and Dashiell Hammett. A subsequent volume appeared in 2003, and a third in 2005.