The Photographer of Mauthausen

by Pedro J. Colombo, Illustrator, Salva Rubio, Writer

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Book Cover: The Photographer of Mauthausen
Editions:Paperback Original: $ 19.95
ISBN: 9781682476277
Size: 7.00 x 10.00 in
Pages: 112

This is a dramatic retelling of true events in the life of Francisco Boix, a Spanish press photographer and communist who fled to France at the beginning of World War II. But there, he found himself handed over by the French to the Nazis, who sent him to the notorious Mauthausen concentration camp, where he spent the war among thousands of other Spaniards and other prisoners. More than half of them would lose their lives there. Through an odd turn of events, Boix finds himself the confidant of an SS officer who is documenting prisoner deaths at the camp. Boix realizes that he has a chance to prove Nazi war crimes by stealing the negatives of these perverse photos—but only at the risk of his own life, that of a young Spanish boy he has sworn to protect, and, indeed, that of every prisoner in the camp.

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About the Contributors

Pedro J. Colombo, Illustrator

Spanish artist Pedro Colombo was born just outside of Barcelona in 1978. With a passion for drawing dating back to his childhood, he went on to attend Escuela Joso, Spain’s most renowned comics institute. Colombo is the creator of Sangre Noctambula and co-creator of Trois . . . et l'ange.


Salva Rubio, Writer

Salva Rubio is a Spanish author and historian who has been recognized multiple times for his scriptwriting, ranging from short films to feature-length films and graphic novels. Having earned a master's degree in scriptwriting for film and television, Rubio has worked for several Spanish production companies, including a short film nominated for the Goya awards in 2010, and the feature-length animated film "Deep" in 2016. Rubio made his debut in the comics field in 2017 with two striking and very different projects: Monet: Itinerant of Light and The Photographer of Mauthausen, both of which have met with critical acclaim.