“Favole is a hymn to gothic romanticism, a story of immortal passions told in images that illustrate the aesthetic of the darkest fairy tales…”
Girls on the brink of death, languid images rising from behind tombstones, castles riddled with mysteries, dark lakes in the middle of woods bathed in moonlight… Gothic and vampire themes are most recurrent in contemporary fiction and have given rise to bestsellers and blockbusters. Successful names such as Tim Burton, Neil Gaiman or Anne Rice are related to this style that is becoming more and more popular every day.
Favole is a very beautiful illustrated book that joins this trend in a really original way, combining illustrations with texts full of poetry. Thus, it becomes an illustrated novel divided in three chapters, a style of book that is popular among the general public. Vampires, violins, maidens, Venice… An oneiric world captured in 48 pages, which mean the professional debut of Victoria Frances, a 22-year-old illustrator who lives in Valencia. No wonder Favole starts off with an edition in five languages, that is, an excellent letter of introduction.