by Alex de Campi, illustrated by Victor Santos
July 2018 – Gallery 13/Simon & Schuster
In this heart-pounding, starkly colored, and visually stunning graphic novel, three women have twelve hours to get out of Cuba with six-million dollars on the night of New Year’s Eve 1958.
Gangster’s moll Carole, jazz singer Taffy, and mambo queen Ana all have their reasons for needing to escape the El Eden Casino in Havana. And on the tumultuous night of New Year’s Eve, when Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista flees the country and the nation falls to Fidel Castro, they get their chance…with the help of six suitcases filled with stolen dirty money. Of course, it’s one thing to get the cash…and quite another to get off the island alive.
From the Eisner-nominated writer Alex de Campi and virtuoso artist Victor Santos, this story of three strong and multifaceted women struggling to leave their pasts behind in a tension-filled getaway is timely, fast-paced, and gripping.
Alex de Campi is best known for her critically acclaimed teen survival thriller No Mercy and the groundbreaking, digital-native comic Valentine. She was nominated for an Eisner for her first comic work Smoke. Alex also directs music videos, and has worked with acts as diverse as Grand Duchy (Frank Black / Violet Clark), Joan As Police Woman, and Amanda Palmer to the retro-fabulous Puppini Sisters.
Victor Santos is one the of the most prolific international Spanish authors. He has written and illustrated a variety of comics in Spain and France, including Los Reyes Elfos, Pulp Heroes, Young Ronins, Lone in Heaven, Rashomon, Seppuku and Black Kaiser. On the American side, he illustrated NYT bestselling Filthy Rich by Brian Azzarello, The Mice Templar series by Bryan JL Glass and Mike Oeming, the NYT bestselling James Patterson´s Witch & Wizard series by Dara Naraghi, the Violent Love series by Frank Barbiere, and Sukeban Turbo by Sylvain Runberg. Victor is also the author of the noir graphic novel series Polar, which will be adapted for cinema by awarded director Jonas Ackerlundand, with famous actor Mads Mikkelsen. He has won six awards at the Barcelona international comic convention and three at the Madrid convention. He also won the Dolmen magazine Best Artist Award. In 2014, he was nominated to the prestigious Harvey Award for his work in Polar: Came from the cold. He lives in Bilbao, Spain. http://victorsantoscomics.blogspot.fr