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Clara e le ombre

Clara e le ombre

Foreign rights sold:
Spanish World and Catalan

1988, United States. Clara, a young girl with epilepsy, moves with her father to a new city after her mother leaves them. Clara has always felt haunted by menacing shadows she’s never truly understood. Friendless and insecure, she is made fun of by her new classmates until meeting a group of friends with whom she creates a special bond. When the school bullies begin to disappear and the police suspect it may be the work of a serial killer, Clara and her pals discover an even more frightening truth. Will Clara be able to face up to her fears and save the kids who’ve disappeared? Will she learn how to conquer her own shadows?

Genre: Teenagers

Publishing house:

Editrice Il Castoro

Year of publication: 2020

Foreign rights manager: Andreina Speciale,; Rebecca Mombelli,

Clara e le ombre

Andrea Fontana - illustrations by Claudia Petrazzi

Andrea Fontana was born in Genova in 1981. He lives most of his life watching a screen. In fact, Cinema is his big passion: he writes a lot about cinema, on online and paper magazine. As an author, he published an essay on Studio Ghibli and monographies on movies directors. He has always dreamed to write graphic novels.

Claudia Petrazzi was born in 1985 in the Tuscan hills, where she currently lives and works. Her grandpa was a painter and that’s the reason why she grew up with pencils and paper in her hands. While in college she decided to become an illustrator and a graphic novelist and then she worked at Yusaki studio, making stop-motion movies. She currently works for the main Italian publishers.