A stunningly illustrated metaphysical thriller by the European titan.He lives day to day and hand to mouth, this shambling lug of a man, wrestling with his demons, picking up work where he can, and drinking himself into oblivion. Until one days his palms begin to bleed… These newfound stigmata lose him his job, and he ends up as part of a traveling carnival, where he even finds love. But his past catches up with him —violently so. Has he lost his last chance at redemption?
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When a man living a hardscrabble life suddenly exhibits signs of stigmata, his tumultuous journey to findâand acceptâredemption is beautifully evoked by Italian screenwriter and novelist Piersanti (Luisa and the Silence) and graphic novelist Mattotti (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde).Jan 24 2011 | Read Full Review of Stigmata
In their graphic novel Stigmata, Lorenzo Mattotti and Claudio Piersanti have created an exceptional example of a successful collaboration of art and text.| Read Full Review of Stigmata
A solidly planted central perf from non-pro Manuel Martinez prevents the pic from slipping over into mere empty artiness.Jan 23 2011 | Read Full Review of Stigmata
On page 70 of Stigmata two top panels advance the story, supported by a large bottom panel depicting a carnival landscape.May 16 2011 | Read Full Review of Stigmata