Top Shelf Productions has announced Ballad for Sophie will be published in September.
When a young journalist prompts a reclusive musical superstar to finally break his silence, he pours out an astonishing saga of rivalry and regret, starring child prodigies and bitter old men, beautiful dancers and demonic managers, Nazi commandants, compassionate nuns, and lifesaving animals.
Ballad for Sophie is a sweeping tale that spans the 20th century, packed with all the drama of a rock & roll biopic and more twists than a night at the opera. Filipe Melo and Juan Cavia have composed a stunning graphic symphony exploring a lifetime of ambition, betrayal, compassion, anguish, long-buried secrets, and flying pianos.
José Mário Silva of Expresso says of the authors, “Filipe Melo and Juan Cavia form what is probably the most talented and productive duo in the recent Portuguese graphic novel scene.”
For a special bonus, check out a sample of Filipe Melo’s theme music for the comic.
Felipe Melo is a Portuguese musician, film director, and comic book writer known for the comic trilogy The Adventures of Dog Mendonça & Pizzaboy, which he co-authored with Juan Cavia.
Juan Cavia is an Argentinian production designer, art director, and illustrator based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.