Freakshow

Graphic novel that narrates the biographies of people who performed in circuses. A selected catalog of the most emblematic attractions of these freak shows.
Summary

Five emblematic stories of the "freak show" during its heyday, between the late nineteenth and mid-twentieth century.  Through these anecdotes, the moral and ethical dilemma of exposing people with deformities in freak shows is exposed. We want to lead the reader to reflect on the social and historical context of freak circuses in the West, where the protagonists are linked to ugliness, the different or the grotesque, and not the skills or virtuous abilities. That is why  the purpose of this book is to demystify the "Freak show" through its stories. This book is composed of 5 stories based on real events, each one of 26 pages in color.

Category
Comics & Graphic Novels
Graphic Novel
Text
Álvaro Matus
Illustrations
Álvaro Matus
Publisher
Arcano IV
Year
2020
Language
Spanish
ISBN
9 789568 849344
Pages
152pp.
Cover
Softcover
Size
24x16,5cm