Terror - The Art of Jayme Cortez

Book Jacket: TERROR, The Art of Jayme Cortez by Fabio Moraes with an introduction Paulo Monteiro.
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128 pages
222 mm x 260mm
Fabio Moraes
Paulo Monteiro
In stock
November 2023
Sample spread 1 from TERROR, The Art of Jayme Cortez by Fabio Moraes with an introduction Paulo Monteiro.

In the dark and twisted world of Brazilian horror comics, one artist's work stood out like a beacon of terror, sending shivers down the spines of readers. His name was Jayme Cortez. As master of his craft and a maestro of the macabre he made his mark creating some of the most iconic and chilling cover art readers had ever seen. And now, for the first time, his work has been collected together for an international audience. Terror features magazine covers Cortez produced for the publisher La Selva and a biography by the comic historian Fabio Moraes. This book is a must-have for any fan of the horror genre. So, step into the shadows and prepare to be chilled to the bone.

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 Paulo Monteiro

Paulo Monteiro was born in Vila Nova de Gaia, Oporto, in the north of Portugal, in 1967. Since 2005 he has been the director of the Beja Comics Library and of Beja's International Comics Festival. He regularly travels across Europe, Angola, and Brazil to talk about the history of comics. As a comics artist, he wrote and drew The Infinite Love I Have for You.


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