THE FOSSILS OF BEAUTIFUL SOULS
«Here in the Adraga beach, far from prying ingrate eyes and near the cradle of The Beholder, the erosion of the years turned immaterial ideas into real fossils.»
On a sunny day at the beach, Samuel tells his children the forgotten legend of The Beholder, a magnificent behemoth created by King John II of Portugal, in the Golden Age of late 15th Century’s world-mapping navigators. But what was the true purpose of one of the greatest visionaries the world has ever known and how did the frightnening myth of the giant Adamastor fit the plot?
After “Super Pig: The Impatient Englishman”, Portuguese award-nominee writer Mário Freitas brings a new twisted take on historical facts and characters, beautifully illustrated by Sérgio Marques, the biggest revelation of 2014’s edition of the world-renowned Amadora International Comics Festival.