Blacksad: Amarillo – Juan Diaz Canales

Blacksad 05Here is another eagerly anticipated tale of our favourite feline detective. It starts with a great hook but ends up in an unexpected direction. Blacksad isn’t the star of the show here either but we do see a glimpse into his past and his family.

The art as always is superb, perfectly complimenting the genre showing noir is perfectly at home in the daylight. The hand painted look does everything that lumbering blocks of digital colour cant. Everything feels so organic and so tangible. From wonderful landscapes and an epic cover to feminine felines it is spot on. The 1950’s setting is also captured wonderfully with rich detailed backgrounds.

It is over too quickly but ends perfectly.

Thumbs Up!

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