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Luis Scafati

A journey through inhospitable places and closed rooms, where life and death savagely devour each other. With his excellent illustration work consisting of more than 50 drawings, Luis Scafati pays tribute to this mythical character and to the vast imagination that has inspired vampire literature for centuries.

265 x 210 mm; 108 pp. Hardback

Luis Scafati:
Mendoza, Argentina, 1947. He has seen his illustrations published in the Argentinean, Uruguayan, Italian and French press. An exhibition of his work was shown in Frankfurt, Germany, in 1995, and in 2005 he exhibited his illustrations on Kafka in Barcelona. His works are on display at the main museums of Buenos Aires, in the House of Humour and Satire (Bulgaria), the Collection of Cartoons (Switzerland) and the University of Essex (England). He won the Grand Prix of Honor at the National Comics Salon (Buenos Aires, 1981).

Franz Kafka

Illustrated by Luis Scafati

«When Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect. He was lying on his hard, as it were armour-plated back and when he lifted his head a little he could see his dome-like brown belly.».

A key work in his narrative production, Metamorphosis is a vast and vivid nightmare that concentrates all of the intensity of Franz Kafka. The illustrations by the great Argentine artist Luis Scafati wonderfully recreate the story’s strange atmospheres and characters.

245 x 205 mm; 72 pp. Hardback/Softcover/Pocket edition also avaiable

The black cat
Edgar Allan Poe

Illustrated by Luis Scafati

«I neither expect nor ask that you believe in this savage yet homely story I am going to write. It would be madness to expect this as even my own senses reject the evidence. Nevertheless, I am not mad and I can assure you I’m not dreaming.».

So begins The Black Cat, the story that gives this volume its title. In the short stories in this collection, the everyday reveals to the reader a second, darker nature. Hallucination or reality? An ambiguous threshold to the fantastical universe of Edgar Allen Poe.

245 x 205 mm; 72 pp. Hardback/Softcover/Pocket edition also avaiable

Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde
Robert Louis Stevenson

Illustrated by Mauro Cascioli

«After all, I thought, I was like my fellow men, and I laughed as I compared myself with other men, and I compared my force of will with the lazy cruelty of their negligence.»

A worrying encounter alters a peaceful Sunday stroll along the streets of London. From that moment on, the everyday is mixed with the inexplicable, the secret, the supernatural. Two very different personalities fight over the soul of a man: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The illustrations by Mauro Cascioli clearly recreate this masterly story by R. L. Stevenson.

245 x 205 mm; 60 pp. Hardback/Softcover/Pocket edition avaiable

Mauro Cascioli: Mendoza, Argentina, 1947.

The Sandman
E. T. A. Hoffmann

Illustrated by Pablo Páez

«…no-one but he could be the sandman. But now he didn’t see it as a grandmother’s frightening tale in search of children’s eyes to feed to the nesting owls. No! Now he was a horrible, spectral monster who, wherever he went, brought sadness, disgrace and eternal destruction.»

The Sandman, the well-known character that visits the houses of children who don’t want to go to sleep, achieves mythological status in E. T. A. Hoffmann’s story of the same name: the terror sown in infancy, the fear that grows each night and that unleashes madness..»

245 x 205 mm; 60 pp. Hardback/Softcover/Pocket edition avaiable

Pablo Páez: Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1964. His work as an illustrator won a Special Mention for a Young Artist at the ICI Awards organised by Fin de Siglo (Buenos Aires, 1991) and the Prize for Drawing at the Manuel Belgrano Plastic Arts Salon (Buenos Aires, 2004). In 1992 he was the guest artist at the Festival de la Bande Dessinée in Angoulême. His work as a comic strip artist won him the prestigious 1992 Georges Braque Prize, awarded by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Pocket editions
Kafka, Poe, Hoffmann, Stevenson

From 2008 this collection will be also published in smaller format editions, which will be sold at a cheaper price in order to make these masterpieces of universal literature available to students.

130 x 230 mm; 120 pp. Softcover.

Beasts of complicity
Horacio Quiroga

Illustrated by José Muñoz

In a logging camp in Mato Grosso, Yuca Alves abuses and exploits his workers. Two men, united in their suffering, will seek revenge in the closed night of the jungle, with the help of a tamed but implacable beast.

Las fieras complices is one of the outstanding tales of Horacio Quiroga, and to read it is to discover a world filled with strong emotions.

170 x 240 mm; 60 pp. Paperback with jacket

José Muñoz:
Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1942. He was a protégé of Alberto Breccia and Hugo Pratt. He worked with Francisco Solano López on the famous series El Eternauta. With Carlos Sampayo, he would go on to create Alack Sinner, one of the most famous characters in the history of detective comics. In 1983, Muñoz was awarded the Yellow Kid Prize at the Lucca Festival in Italy; in 2002 he received the Max und Moritz Medal at the Erlangen Comic Fair in Germany and in 2007 he won the Grand Prix at the Angoulême International Comics Festival.

The wild man
Horacio Quiroga

Illustrated by Alfredo Benavídez Bedoya

Reality and dreams are intertwined in an extraordinary tale about the prehistory of humanity. In the first part, a beast from the Tertiary era emerges from the waters and from time itself in search of its prey. In the second part, two men insist on an incessant fight for survival, which will see their destinies cross paths.

Because of its narrative power, El salvaje occupies an important place in the literary repertoire of Horacio Quiroga.

170 x 240 mm; 40 pp. Paperback with jacket

Alfredo Benavídez Bedoya:
Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1951. He has participated in more than fifty international exhibitions and the prizes he has won include the Grand Prix at the International Print Biennial (Taipei, 1989); the Sponsor Prize at the International Print Biennial (Sapporo, 1991 and 1995); the Sponsor Prize at the International Print Triennial (Osaka, 1997) and the Grand Prix of Honor of the National Drawing and Print Salon (Buenos Aires, 1997). His works have been acquired by the Capitol Library (Washington) and the Royal Museum of Belgium (Brussels).

Julio Cortázar

Illustrated by Enrique Breccia

Meeting describes the difficult days that followed the landing of the Granma on the coast of Cuba, when Ernesto Guevara made his mark as a combatant in the revolution. Written vividly in the first person, the voice of «Che» recalls their exhausting days spent among the mangrove
swamps, the setbacks that he had to face alongside his comrades in arms and his baptism of fire at the battle of Alegría del Pío.

The intensity of Meeting and its epic quality based on profound emotions are an example of the incomparable talent of Julio Cortázar, and his ability to depict the profound humanity of one of the 20th century’s most admired figures. The illustrations of Enrique Breccia recreate the key moments of this account.

180 x 265 mm; 40 pp. Paperback with jacket

Enrique Breccia: Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1945. He is the author of such emblematic works in the comic genre as The Life of Che (1969); Alvar Mayor (1976); The travels of Marco Mono (1981) and Lope de Aguirre (1989). He has published Lovecraft (2002) for the DC Comic publishing house, who also published his famous collaborations for the series Batman: Gotham Knights (2001) and Swamp Thing (2004). In 1963 he won the Gold Medal at the Salon of the Argentinean Cartoonists Association and the 1983 Pléyade Prize for the best graphic production of the year.

The Dunwich Horror
H. P. Lovecraft

Illustrated by Santiago Caruso

«No one, even those who have the facts concerning the recent horror, can say just what is the matter with Dunwich; though old legends speak of unhallowed rites and conclaves of the Indians, amidst which they called forbidden shapes of shadow out of the great rounded hills, and made wild orgiastic prayers that were answered by loud crackings and rumblings from the ground below.»

The tragic story of Wilbur Watheley and the abominable events that occurred in Dunwich, plunge the reader into a world inhabited by monstrous nightmares.

Santiago Caruso’s extraordinary illustrations heighten the intensity of one of the most fascinating stories of H. P. Lovecraft.

180 x 265 mm; 96 pp. Hardback

Santiago Caruso:
Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1982. At the age of twenty-one he was awarded the First Prize for Drawing at the Salon of Plastic Arts at the Roverano Museum. He has collaborated with various press media in his home country as well as with foreign publishing. His work stands out both for its vigor as well as for its technique. It is no overstatement to say that the work of Carusso, which is well represented in the galleries and museums of Buenos Aires, is currently one of the most pleasant revelations of Latin American plastic arts.

H. P. Lovecraft
Coedition avaiable!

Illustrated by Enrique Alcatena

Twenty-two creatures lead us to the disturbing world of the grand master of fantastic fiction. In an incredible descent into the abysses of terror, the illustrations of Enrique Alcatena shows us the most disturbing and extraordinary beasts from the universe of H. P. Lovecraft. The incarnation of panic.

160 x 240 mm; 76 pp. Hardback

Enrique Alcatena: Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1957. Teacher of English and American literature, self-taught cartoonist, he started to work professionally on comic strips and illustrations in 1975. He has collaborated with the publishers DC, Marvel and Dark Horse (USA); DC Thomson and Fleetway (Great Britain); Bastei (Germany); Albin Michel (France) and Eura (Italy), to mention just a few. The graphic universe of Alcatena, has its roots in the Japanese illustrators of the Ukiyo-ethe, Persian miniatures and the great illustrators of the early 20th century.

Parisian Tales
Mario Benedetti

Illustrated by Antonio Seguí

The stories in this book talk about exile, love, loneliness, indifference and friendship. They are deep stories, told in a simple way with Paris as their common background. However this is not the Paris that one finds in postcards but rather it is that Paris which marked the life of many generations during the 1960s and 1970s. The main characters are men and women whose way of feeling and thinking moves us and inevitably captivates us.

160 x 240 mm; 156 pp. Hardback with jacket

Antonio Seguí: Córdoba, Argentina, 1934. His work was awarded the Grand Prix at the Tokyo Print Biennial (1966), the International Prize for painting at Darmstadt, Germany (1967); the Grand Prix at the Krakow Print Biennial (1968); the Grand Prix of the National Arts Fund, Buenos Aires (1990); the Gold Medal of the Triennial of Graphic Arts in Norway (1995). In 2005 the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris organised a successful retrospective of his work.

The Mandarin
Eça de Queirós

Illustrated by Alberto Cedrón

One night, Theodore, a dark scribe from Lisbon, is visited by a demon in his bedroom. The demon offers him a sinister agreement: to kill the Mandarin in return for all his wealth. From that moment, his life will see him involved in a prodigious adventure, where fantasy combines
with the most delightful emotions.

170 x 240 mm; 80 pp. Hardback with jacket

Alberto Cedrón:
Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1937-2007. He has exhibited his work in Barcelona, Berlin, Lisbon, New York, Paris, Porto, Rome and Sao Paulo. He has illustrated works by Carlos Drumond de Andrade and João Guimarães Rosa. In 1979 he published La raíz del ombú, in collaboration with Julio Cortázar. His work received important distinctions including the Gold Medal of the Association of Illustrators (Buenos Aires, 1962); the Domus Prize (Milan, 1975) and the Carrera Prize of the «Contemporary Art Movement» (Lisbon, 2001).

El Golem
Gustav Meyrink

Illustrated by Marcia Schvartz

The Golem describes the bizarre life of Athanasius Pernath in the Jewish ghetto of Prague during the Austro-Hungarian Empire. After succumbing to the strange influence of a hat found in a cathedral, the main character tries to make his way through a landscape of sordid crimes and mysterious apparitions. At the same time he starts to discover the mystic nature of his own destiny. Mysterious characters and old medieval legends are interwoven against a dreamy and disquieting backdrop.

170 x 240 mm; 80 pp. Hardback with jacket

Marcia Schvartz:
Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1955. Her work has been exhibited in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Cologne, Lisbon, Mexico City, Nantes, New York, Beijing and Paris. She has won important prizes such as the plastic arts prize at the Manuel Belgrano Council exhibition (1992); the Leonardo prize of the national art museum of Buenos Aires (1998); the Constantini painting prize (1998) or the silver KONEX (2002). Her works have been acquired by prestigious institutions and museums.

The Lighthouse Library

A perfect collection for young people of all ages that brings together dazzling, little-known stories by the finest classical authors in world literature. The illustrations, by prestigious contemporary artists, add considerable vitality to these exciting narratives.

185 x 275 mm; 36/40 pp. Hardback

The Transformations

Mary Shelley

Illustrated by Gabriela Rubio

Exiled from France and ruined, having wasted away his fortune, young Guido returns to Genoa, where his pride and avarice lose him the love of his bride. The meeting with a shapeless being offers him the chance of exacting revenge. A diabolical pact is made between them which demands that they exchange bodies.

The Devil's Cross

Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer

Illustrated by Javier Serrano

On the banks of the Segre, in the foothills of the Catalan Pyrenees, there stands a sinister boundary cross, which hides a bloody legend. Besieged by packs of wolves and battered by storms, the monument dates back to the Middle Ages, when a fearsome knight and his armies of assassins ran riot across the county. It tells the story of the time when the inhabitants of the place decided to stand up to this barbarism, without knowing the true face of their enemy.



Illustrated by Carlos Nine

Micromegas, a giant who had been banished for eight hundred years, sets off on a strange trip around the universe accompanied by an inhabitant of Saturn. Helped by a comet, they reach our world where a casual encounter with a group of explorers will make them understand the ridiculousness and arrogance of humans.

Koolau the Leper

Jack London

Illustrated by Enrique Breccia

When the «white men» decide to banish them to the leper colony of Molokai, Koolau and his people decide to fight the group of soldiers that is sent to arrest them on a wild island in the Pacific. Despite having to face the most adverse conditions, Koolau’s tenacity and cunning help him persist in his relentless fight to defend his life and his dignity.

The System of Dr. Tarr and Prof. Fether

Edgar Allan Poe

Illustrated by Pablo Páez

In the centre of France, surrounded by a dark wood, stands a famous but decrepit mental hospital. Monsieur Maillard, the director, claims to use an innovative method of treatment that produces excellent results with the patients. However, something mysterious and absurd, hangs over everything that happens there; little by little an unexpected picture of reality appears that reveals the precise execution of a sinister plan.

The Isle of Voices

Robert Louis Stevenson

Illustrated by Alfredo Benavídez Bedoya

Young Keola and wise Kalamake set out from a remote village in Hawaii on a fabulous odyssey in search of hidden treasures in the Isle of Voices, a mysterious land inhabited by cannibals, which can only be reached using the secret rituals of witchcraft. A series of memorable adventures sees our two heroes having to confront sinister dangers from which nobody will leave unharmed.

The Town-Ho Story

Herman Melville

Illustrated by Luis Scafati

Town-Ho, a whaler from Nantucket, crosses the Pacific ocean with the crew alarmed by a mysterious engine failure that threatens to sink the ship. Things go from bad to worse when the first officer and a brave subaltern confront each other over a question of honor. A desperate mutiny seems to offer the only hope of resisting the blind fury of the captain, who is unaware of the proximity of Moby Dick.