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Flavita Banana
That's the Thing about Love

(Las cosas del querer)

Biographies and Personalities / Comic / Graphic Novel

  • Published: 02/02/2017
  • ISBN: 9788426403520
  • 112 pages

Simple illustrations filled with personality and a sense of humor that breaks down preconceived notions, in this book Flavita Banana interprets and illustrates sixty positive and sixty negative desires of today’s “everywoman.” Narrated by a female character who, in Banana’s typical style, is brimming with feisty charisma, strength, and humor yet drawn in just a few brushstrokes. The artist pokes fun at clichés and questions some of our society’s preconceived ideas about women, everyday life, and relationships. An illustrated book that will amuse readers while making us reflect on the age-old question of what women want. All women wish that every day were Friday (just like everybody else does), but they also wish that dangerous curves were limited to mountain roads, hope against hope that their last day on earth isn’t spent as a couch potato, and yen for biological clocks with snooze buttons.

About the author

SPAIN – Flavita Banana is the artistic name of illustrator Flavia Álvarez (Oviedo, 1987). She discovered her passion for drawing at a very young age. When she finished her studies of art, design, and illustration at the Escola Massana in Barcelona, she realized that what she wanted to do was deal with situations and characters using narrative. A unique talent for interpreting emotions has led to her personal style of drawing characters who are stripped of conventional masks and formalities. Her brushwork is particularly strong, combining energy and humor. She has been a contributor since 2016 to the SModa supplement in El País.