Cristina del Moral

El Esposo de la Muerte

Death’s Husband / Heriotzaren Senarra / Fear Céile an Bháis is an illustrated short story set in Medieval times during the horror of the Black Death. The original story was written in Spanish by J. M. Pumarega and translated into English, Irish and Basque. The languages are set in a layout echoing the Rosetta Stone, highlighting the importance of linguistic diversity. The Illuminated Manuscripts were a source of inspiration. Symbolic hand-printed linocut illustrations in monochrome reflect the dark narrative of the chilling story which won a Mention in the Metrovias Short Horror Story competition in Buenos Aires.