The Ladies-in-Waiting

Fantagraphics Books
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In 1656, Diego Velázquez, leading figure in the Spanish Golden Age of painting, created one of the most enigmatic works in the history of art: Las Meninas (The Ladies-in-Waiting). This graphic novel, written and drawn by two of Spain’s most sophisticated comics creators, examines its legacy as one of the first paintings to explore the relationship among the viewer, reality, and unreality. (It guest stars Cano, Salvador Dalí, Zurbarán, and many others.) Olivares’s art moves from clear line to expressionistic; from pen nib to brush stokes; from one color palette to another, as The Ladies-in-Waiting uses fiction to explore the ties among artists and patrons, the past and the present, institutions and audiences, creators and creativity. Their combined efforts have garnered not only international comics prizes, but the equivalent of the National Book Award in Spain, where the book has been a commercial and critical sensation.
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About the author

SantiagoGarcia (Trajano Bermúdez) has degrees injournalism and art history from Complutense University of Madrid and theAutonomous University of Madrid, respectively. He is a writer, editor, critic,and translator. He has translated Spanish Spider-Man,X-Men, and Calvin and Hobbes editions, andhe's edited several anthologies.

Javiar Olivares was born in Madrid, and draws comics and illustrationsfor both children and adults. He started the journal Madriz in the '80s.

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Publisher
Fantagraphics Books
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Published on
May 24, 2017
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Pages
192
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ISBN
9781683960126
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Language
English
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Genres
Art / History / Renaissance
Comics & Graphic Novels / Crime & Mystery
Comics & Graphic Novels / Historical Fiction
Comics & Graphic Novels / Literary
FICTION / Biographical
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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