IN ENGLISH [GRAPHIC NOVEL] O INFANTE
O INFANTE, 76 pages, black and white, PG, BL.
FINALLY IN ENGLISH!
An original storybook part of my final MA project. The portuguese version was later published as a softcover by EL PEP indie publishing and launched at COMIC CON OPORTO, December 2015.
A young prince (the Infante, his noble title) is assigned a young squire around his age to protect and serve him as a child. The boys grow together, and despite their different backgrounds and statuses, end up falling in love with each other. “O Infante” takes visual inspiration from Portuguese history, and evokes the Japanese “boy’s love” genre. It’s a story that takes place between fantasy and reality about things that are bigger than ourselves.