OUT NOW: Casati, The Selfish Muse

November 25th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink


Vissi d’arte! Luisa, the beautiful and extravagant Marchesa Casati Stampa di Soncino (1881–1957), with her leashed leopards and live boa boas, was many things: heiress, muse, and patroness of the arts, celebrity, and epitome of the female dandy. She died penniless and alone in Knightsbridge, her name misspelled on a headstone that read, “Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale her infinite variety.” Italian comics artist Vanna Vinci, author of acclaimed children’s books and biographies for adults of Frida Kahlo and Tamara de Lempicka applies her lurid, vibrant style to Luisa’s life. At Women Write About Comics, Ginnis Tonik praises Vinci, saying

she shows a skill for deftly balancing honesty without condemnation, Casati is a lovely addition to the fashion lover’s library. I wish this book wasn’t only in digital form as it makes for a great coffee table piece for the fashion geek.

This graphic novel biography is now available as a digital exclusive from EuropeComics on a number of platforms (Izneo, Kindle, Kobo, Google Play, and Comixology).

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