¡Happy New Year 2018!

This year 2017 is coming to an end… And I must say that for me it’s been a year of change and personal growth.

For many years I was steeped in old habits that prevented me to progress; always obsessed with perfection in my work, being hard on myself to give the best of me in everything I did (at least, that which I thought was the best of me) Well, I have always been my worst enemy…

I finally feel that I have closed a long chapter of my life. Therefore, I welcome the new year with renewed strength and feeling much freer to follow my own path. Is time to say goodbye… I’m blooming, like my little mandrake!

I wish you a Happy New Year 2018 plenty of magic!

Thanks to all those who have come to my signing sessions in Lucca Comics & Games 2017!

I’m so grateful for the support I’ve received at this last edition of Lucca Comics & Games 2017!

Firstly, I express my regrets that I have not been able to make more drawings for all of you who came to my signing sessions… Over the last months, I’ve had many cervical problems, and at the second session of Friday afternoon, I had a painful contracture that gave me a very unpleasant dizziness. In these circumstances, it was impossible for me to continue making personal drawings for all of you. Thanks again for your understanding and support.

I would like to thank all those who have come to my signing sessions: Alessio Piovesan, Amina Ahmed, Anna Cirillo, Aradia Bell, Asia Loscalzo Lunghi, Danila (grazie mille per la tua bella lettera!), Dave, Fabiana Mele (grazie ancora per farmi vedere la tua collezione, sei splendida!), Fabiana Morrigan, Federica Suzuky Serra, Francesca Nencioni, Gianluca Betti, Giorgia Hanemūn, Giulia Pochetti, Itswel, Ivana Mette, Jee Addams, Josephine Sequino Guinto, Julie Doublecoconut, Laura, Luca Giovannini (un vampiro autentico venuto dal secolo XIX!), Lucretia Aliciana, Martina Stellinanera (amo il tuo disegno, grazie mille!), Massimo D’Ambrosi, Matteo Bertozzi, Maggie Misfortune, Miriam Esteban Rossi, Nyn Brighid, Rilya, Valentina Pierantoni e Valentina Marchetto… I’m so sorry for all the people I haven’t mentioned, it’s so hard to remember all the names!

Special thanks to Constanza and Ignacio for your valuable company during the event… all my love and frienship to you forever! And also to my lovely friend and great artist Claudia Lanniciello, it was wonderful to meet you at last in person after such a long time!

Thank you so much also to all the staff of the event, to the Rizzoli Lizard team and to all the people and artists that I’ve met in Lucca: Simone, Donatella, Elisa, Alberto, Mauro, Dario, Nicola, Pasquale, Roberto, Paolo Barbieri, Piero Celli, Ubaldo, Jesús and Miriam of Tangohotel… I hope to not forget anyone!

Thanks again to everybody and again, my most sincere apologies for the problem mentioned that has prevented me to give everything of myself as you deserve… I hope to participate once again in this wonderful event and meet together again with all of you in such a beautiful city like Lucca.

Much love,

Victoria Francés

“The Flying Ointment” – New illustration for Samhain 2017

Anoint your naked bodies with ointments from Deadly Nightshades… and feel the branches of the dark forest, firmly subjected between your legs.
Don’t be afraid and ride now, my lovely harpies… The Great He-Goat will be our guide!
I hope everyone has a wonderful Samhain!
*Model: Iria Bismark

Signing sessions schedule – Lucca Comics & Games Heroes, 2017 (Italy)

I leave you here the schedule of my signing sessions at the Rizzoli Lizzard stand, during the upcoming edition of the International Lucca Comics & Games convention in Italy (from 1st to 5th November)
Ci vediamo presto!!!:

*3rd November:
11:30 > 13:00
17:00 > 18:30

*4th November:
10:00 > 12:00
17:00 > 19:00

*5th November:
11:30 > 13:30
16:30 > 18:30

“The Lost Lenore” – ¡New Illustration to celebrate All Hallows’ Eve!

“The queenliest dead that ever died so young…”

With so many candy and grotesque costumes to celebrate the Halloween night, we sometimes forget the true meaning of this party: All Hallows’ Eve, or Samhain… when the barrier between the land of the living and the realm of the dead, fades gradually away until the two worlds almost become part of a same dimension.

With this classic Victorian portrait, sober and without artifices, I show you my personal interpretation of that spectral lady that Edgar Allan Poe immortalized in his most moving writings: Lenore… or even Ligeia, Annabel Lee or the eternal and beautiful lady of “The Oval Portrait”. A same obsession under different names; true odes to the loss of a loved one.

Then let us chase away the grim raven of yore that so afflicted the Poe’s heart, because those who once have gone before us, maybe come back to our side for one night.

Be welcome.

*Model: Agnès von Hohenstaufen

Signing sessions schedule – 76th Madrid Book Fair

I leave you with the schedule of my signing sessions during the 76th edition of the Madrid Book Fair, in the Retiro Park:

*SATURDAY, 3rd June:
-NORMA ED. (Stand 328): 12:00 to 14:00 & 18:00 to 19:00.
-FNAC (Stand 136/7): 19:30 to 21:00.

*SUNDAY 4th June:
-NORMA ED. (Stand 328): 12:00 to 13:30.
-ATOM CÓMICS (Stand 87): 18:00 to 19:30.
-GENERACIÓN X (Stand 97): 20:00 to 21:30.