September 23, 2014
Here’s an adaptation of Frankenstein for Young Adult readers published in 2008 by Bromera in Spanish and Algar in Catalan. The two covers by Paco Giménez capture tragic moments: The Monster saves a little girl from drowning, only to be attacked and shot for his well-intentioned efforts, and the sudden, violent revenge killing of Elizabeth, a wedding bouquet falling from her hands.
Writer Jesús Cortés (Jesús Cortés Zarzoso) has adapted a number of classic works including Homer’s Odyssey, Melville’s Moby Dick and Stoker’s Dracula. Paco Giménez (Francisco Giménez Ortega) is an award-winning artist who has illustrated a number of children’s books and comics. His Frankenstein illustrations are done in stark, geometric strokes that are at once economical and lyrical.