Ladies in Waiting HC (2017 Fantagraphics) comic books 2017-2019
1st printing. Story and art by Santiago García and Javier Olivares. Two of Spain's most sophisticated comics creators examine the legacy of one the most enigmatic works in the history of art: Diego Velázquez's Las Meninas (The Ladies-in-Waiting). Olivares's art moves from style to style as The Ladies-in-Waiting uses fiction to explore the ties between artists and patrons, institutions and audiences and creators and creativity. Their combined efforts have made the book a commercial and critical sensation in Spain, garnering international comics prizes along with the equivalent of the National Book Award in Spain. Hardcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 192 pages, full color. Cover price $24.99.