Macabras - The Art of Jayme Cortez

Book jacket, MACABRAS, The Art of Jayme Cortez by Fabio Moraes with Introduction by Paul Gravett
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128 pages
222 mm x 260mm
Fabio Moraes
Paul Gravett
In stock
November 2023
Sample spread 1 from the book MACABRAS, The Art of Jayme Cortez, Introduction by Paul Gravett

Welcome to the world of Jayme Cortez, one of the most celebrated Brazilian comic artists. This book features the horror covers he produced for the publisher Continental/Outubro, each one more blood-curdling than the last, along with a look at some of his other illustration work. So, whether you're a seasoned collector or just starting to explore the world of Brazilian horror comics, prepare to be chilled and thrilled by the spine-tingling art of Jayme Cortez.

About the Artist

Jayme Cortez was born in 1926 in Lisbon, Portugal. He began his career in 1944, drawing comic strips in the weekly newspaper O Mosquito. In 1947, he migrated to São Paulo in Brazil and started creating cartoons, comic strips and illustrations for several newspapers. During the 1950s, Cortez enjoyed tremendous success in Brazil, thanks to his work in the magazine O Terror Negro (The Black Terror), published by La Selva; however, he also illustrated western, sci-fi, crime and adventure magazines. In 1951, with Miguel Penteado, Cortez organized one of the world's first international comics exhibitions. In 1959, he became partner, art director and principal cover artist for Outubro, which published numerous successful magazines. In 1986, he was awarded the Caran D'Ache prize for illustration. Cortez passed away in São Paulo in 1987, at the age of 60, leaving behind an enormous collection of work across various fields of illustration.

About the Author

Fabio Moraes is an illustrator, painter, art director and comic historian. He was born in São Paulo, Brazil, in 1965 and studied drawing, painting and sculpture at the Liceu de Artes e Ofícios. He runs the official Jayme Cortez blog, has organized several Cortez exhibitions in Brazil and Europe, and has been responsible for two compilations of Cortez comics in Portuguese. 

Introduction by Paul Gravett
Paul Gravett is a British writer and historian specialising in international comics art. He co-published Escape Magazine and directed the first Cartoon Art Museum in London. He continues to co-direct Comica, the London Comics Festival, author definitive studies and curate exhibitions, including shows for the Angoulême Festival, British Library, Barbican and Centre Pompidou. 


This long-past-due celebration of a truly unique artistic pioneer is both compelling and shocking, and something no mature-minded devotee of graphic excellence should miss.- Now Read This

‘Prepare to be chilled and thrilled’ - Down the Tubes

‘Creepy in all the right ways’ - Pop Culture Squad