This looks to be a truly marvellous picture book…
When researching the subject, were there any films, archives, or locations that you found particularly useful and/or inspiring?
Júlia: I always try to do a good amount of research before start drawing, it helps me a lot to find inspiration. I also try to look among different artistic disciplines to widen my view. In this case I think that the biggest influence was the painter Felix Vallotton, his representations of the countryside and the interiors of the époque were very useful. But you can see hints of lots of inspirations in things such as the dancing fire and the ghosts in the storm inspired from Fantasia, “Night on Bald Mountain” the floor pattern from Twin Peaks, and there’s also inspiration from Goya’s Colossus mixed with “Fight to death with Clubs”, Medieval language from “Apocalypsis” from Beato de Liébana, etc.
Read the full, richly illustrated piece here >>> https://theaoi.com/2018/09/12/mary-and-frankenstein-julia-sarda-interview-review/