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Mythological monsters like you've never seen them before. Extremely faithful to ancient writings with extraordinary graphic quality.
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This book tells us about Greek mythology without additions, as the ancient Greek scholars told the people and the rulers. The characters that appear have been careful not to fall into the new versions of the current ravings, with which they are faithful reproductions of the true words of those great writers and philosophers.

Mythological monsters like you've never seen them before. Extremely faithful to ancient writings with extraordinary graphic quality. More than 100 pages in full color.

Sobre el libro

Este libro nos habla de la mitología griega sin añadidos, tal y como los antiguos eruditos griegos lo contaban al pueblo y a los gobernantes. Lo seres que aparecen, han sido cuidados de no caer en las nuevas versiones de los desvaríos actuales, con lo cual son fieles reproducciones de las verdaderas palabras de aquellos grandes escritores y filósofos.

Monstruos mitológicos como nunca los has visto antes. Extremadamente fieles a los escritos antiguos con una calidad gráfica extraordinaria. Más de 100 páginas a todo color.

You will get the book signed on kickstarter and with a sketch on the book by the artist!

¡El libro vendrá  firmado y con un dibujo realizado en el mismo libro por el autor!

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Sobre el autor

Jesús A. Olmos, nacido en Valladolid, ha dedicado gran parte de su vida al diseño enfocándolo hacia el modelado y la animación 3d.

Ha recibido varios premios en su carrera profesional, en las ramas de dibujo, pintura, escultura e ilustración digital mediante técnicas 3d, tanto a nivel Nacional como a nivel Internacional. Actualmente ha dado un giro hacia la realización de libros ilustrados y cómics en varios géneros.

About the author

Jesús A. Olmos, born in Valladolid, has devoted a large part of his life to design, focusing on modeling and 3d animation. 

 He has received several awards in his professional career, in the branches of drawing, painting, sculpture and digital illustration using 3d techniques, both at the national level and internationally. At the moment it has given a turn towards the realization of illustrated books and comics in several genres.


Example pages - Páginas de muestra

¿Qué  es lo que sabes de la mitología griega?

Quizás sepas mucho o quizás poco, en cualquier caso la información visual acerca de los seres y escenas mitológicas es escasa. Muchos de los legados que tenemos son de esculturas, mosaicos o vasijas encontrados en un estado deteriorado. A veces existen hallazgos de gran calidad que nos dan una información visual precisa aunque suelen ser escasos. La información actual, unida a una desinformación en pro del espectáculo y del negocio, ha contribuido a la distorsión de las formas originales de estos seres llegando a producir ambigüedades y fallos en el resultado final.

Los hallazgos sobre la antigua Grecia son pequeños en comparación con los romanos, que trataron de imitar esta cultura llevándola a su terreno, y por eso, una gran parte de las representaciones son imitaciones de los seres griegos pero con variantes en los nombres o de algún dato significativo.

Este libro nos muestra no solamente información hallada en estos antiguos gráficos de la Grecia más clásica sino de los antiguos escritos de los ilustres griegos dedicados a promulgar esta información, ya sea en poemas, papiros o en cualquier otro formato comunicativo y literario. La misión de este libro, no es solamente la de entretener con imágenes que impacten al lector llevándolo hacia el antiguo mundo griego, sino que además se busca la enseñanza visual veraz y sin distorsiones de cómo estos seres podrían haber sido imaginados por el pueblo o por los eruditos de la época, evitando así el desbordamiento excesivo de las formas que todo el mundo las da actualmente por ciertas y que muchas veces son erróneas.

El autor ha tratado de evitar un exceso de imaginación ya que muchos de los seres eran simplemente animales descritos de alguna manera mediante la fusión de otros seres que habitaban la fauna del lugar o incluso la mezcla de seres humanos con animales. A veces el descubrimiento de un nuevo animal provocaba sorpresa y temor y para explicar la experiencia vivida, se realizaba una conversión hacia otro ser ya conocido.

What do you know about Greek mythology?

Perhaps you know a lot or maybe little, in any case the visual information about the beings and mythological scenes is scarce. Many of the legacies that we have are of sculptures, mosaics or vessels found in a deteriorated situation. Sometimes there are high quality findings that give us a precise visual information although they are usually scarce.The current information, together with disinformation in favor of the show and the business, has contributed to the distortion of the original forms of these beings, producing ambiguities and faults in the final result.

The findings about ancient Greece are small compared to the Romans, who tried to imitate this culture by taking it to their land, and therefore, a large part of the representations are imitations of Greek beings but with variants in the names or of some significant data This book shows not only information found in these ancient graphics of the most classical Greece, but also the ancient writings of the illustrious Greeks dedicated to promulgate this information, whether in poems, papyri or in any other communicative and literary format.

The mission of this book is not only to entertain with images that impact the reader taking it to the ancient Greek world, but also to seek truthful visual education without distortions of how these beings could have been imagined by the people or by the scholars of the time, thus avoiding the excessive overflowing of the forms that the whole world currently gives them for certain and that are often erroneous. The author has tried to avoid an excess of imagination since many of the beings were simply animals described in some way by the fusion of other beings that inhabited the fauna of the place or even the mixture of human beings with animals. Sometimes the discovery of a new animal caused surprise and fear and to explain the lived experience, a conversion was made to another already known being.

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Risks and challenges

Tanto las ilustraciones como los textos ya están acabados, el único riesgo que tenemos es el tiempo de impresión que puede aumentar en una semana si son muchos los libros a imprimir.

Both the illustrations and the texts are already finished, the only risk we have is the printing time that can increase in a week if there are many books to be printed.

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    Calendario Diosas griegas 2018 impreso y PDF.

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    PACK 4 DIOS OLÍMPICO

    1 Libro Impreso más el PDF Monstruos y Seres Legendarios de la Mitología Griega en castellano.
    A4, 104 páginas a color.

    1 Calendario de Diosas Griegas 2018 Impreso.

    1 Baraja de naipes española impresa.

    1 Baraja de naipes francesa impresa.

    5 Ilustraciones en tamaño A4 de nuevas escenas griegas impresas y en PDF.

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    PACK OLIMPIC GOD

    1 Printed Book plus the PDF Monsters and Legendary Characters of Greek Mythology
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    1 Printed Greek Goddesses Calendar 2018.

    1 Spanish printed deck of cards.

    1 French printed deck of cards.

    5 Illustrations in A4 size plus the PDF of new Greek scenes printed.

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