jon benito

He once admitted to us that his sense for literature had left him. We weren't happy about that! But as we comic readers know, on dying our heroes sometimes resurrect. And that's what's happened. The poet and writer Jon Benito has resurrected; along with Vladimir and Kevin, he's always been a hero for us. Not just resurrection: he's weighed anchor, sharpened the prow, spread the sails and set sail with impetus. We imagine his animal-like efforts, lighting up and writing the stories of his life at the same time as he holds the helm. Moving and crude, well written. Above all, when he's writing about himself, we understand that he's writing about us. Or at least, it's our privilege to understand it like that. That's another reason why he's one of our heroes.


gaur egungo behiak

gorka velasko

Gorka Velasco teaches drawing, plastic arts and IT at Kantauri Institute, and nobody can deny that it's his vocation. He's recently published BeHIak, which offers us reflections and thoughts about education. With words and drawings. He's used comic strip formats to show us his ideas. And cows are the animals which he's chosen for his word plays. A situation open to many interpretations and sometimes ironic or critical thoughts, on other occasions questions asked with irony and with clear answers. As you know, we like this comic strip book, which the author has published by himself.


jirafas en mi pelo: una historia de rock and roll

bruce paley & carol swain

The comics which are known as graphic novels have been having a golden age over the last decade. There's almost always a new publication whenever you go to the bookshop. The latest one we've read was written by Bruce Paley and drawn by his partner, Carol Swain. Paley tell us about an autobiographical journey, in the manner of Jack Kerouac, in the 60's and 70's. Although they're the darkest ones, the ones we like best are those about Johnny Thunders and the New York of that period.


eromenaren mendietan.


Not at lot of science fiction is edited in Basque. Although Lovecraft isn't our favourite, we're always glad when any book from the genre is translated and published. In this story we're told about an expedition to the Antarctic. It starts like an adventure story, and then suddenly everything changes when they find 14 fossils in a cave. From then on, the book plunges us into the strange atmospheres that Lovecraft creates with such skill. The whole book is told in the form of a report written in the first person, and that gives the narrative a special point of view.