The Photographer of Mauthausen

The Photographer of Mauthausen

Written by Salva Rubio; Drawn by Pedro J. Colombo; Colored by Aintzane Landa

“A remarkable testament to the Spanish Republicans arrested by the Germans in France during the Holocaust and sent to Mauthausen Concentration Camp. I particularly loved the color and how it set the mood in this devastating story.” —Wayne Vansant, author of Katusha: Girl Soldier of the Great Patriotic War

The Photographer of Mauthausen is a dramatic retelling of true events in the life of Francisco Boix, a Spanish press photographer and communist who fled to France at the beginning of World War II. Boix arrived in France only to be handed over to the Nazis, who sent him to the notorious Mauthausen concentration camp. There, he spent the war among thousands of Spaniards and other prisoners, more than half of whom would lose their lives. Through an odd turn of events, Boix finds himself the confidant of an SS officer who is documenting prisoner deaths at the camp. Boix realizes that he has a chance to prove Nazi war crimes by stealing the negatives of these perverse photos—but only at the risk of his own life, that of a young Spanish boy he has sworn to protect, and, indeed, that of every prisoner in the camp.

SALVA RUBIO is a Spanish author and historian who has been recognized multiple times for his scriptwriting, ranging from short films to feature-length films and graphic novels, including a short film nominated for the Goya awards in 2010 and the feature-length animated film Deep in 2016. Rubio made his debut in the comics field in 2017 with two striking and very different projects: Monet: Itinerant of Light and The Photographer of Mauthausen, both of which have met with critical acclaim.

Spanish artist PEDRO COLOMBO was born just outside of Barcelona in 1978. With a passion for drawing dating back to his childhood, he went on to attend Escuela Joso, Spain’s most renowned comics institute. Colombo is the creator of Sangre Noctambula and co-creator of Trois . . . et l’ange.

9781682476277 | Publication Date: November 11, 2020 | Paperback | 4-color | $19.95

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