Desi listens to 'Rex Tremendae' from Mozart's Requiem (page 87)

Clic on the link to hear Mozart's Requiem, the music Desi listens to on his way to collect Sandra. Karajan with the Vienna Philharmonic. Runtime: 2:19.


Sandra's song: 'It´s only you', Melon Diesel (page 69)


Click to listen to Sandra's song. Rage from the South's small tribute to Melon Diesel's English version of 'Niña del Sur'. Runtime: 2:58.


From reality to drawing (Patpong)


For certain atmospheres, it was necessary to search for inspiration in reality. What can be seen here is the real image of Patpong that we included in the drawings for page 54. This one illustrates the moment when Leo, accompanied by Braulio’s employee, tries to locate Desi. Click on the image to see more detail.


The cartoon in detail (Desi’s night in Bangkok)


Some drawings are worth a second look. The reduced size of this sketch, alongside the other drawings on page 53, means that the reader cannot fully appreciate the detail of the original drawing. We decided to include this larger-scale version. Click on the image to see the whole picture.


'Rabia del Sur', the graphic novel, now in English: 'Rage from the South'.





'Rage from the South' Locations (II): The Germans' Bridge



Presentation of 'Rage from the South' in the Centro Andaluz de las Letras (Excerpt 3 of 3)

'Rage from the South' in the Centro Andaluz de las Letras. Event: "Malaga Gráfica, Jornada sobre Cómic para Adultos" (Graphic Malaga, Conference on Comics for Adults): the authors speak about their fictional Málaga, creating a graphic novel that features local details, but not focused on local themes and the universal aspects of the story. Runtime: 1:36". Coming soon: English subtitles.


Sketches of pages 24, 26 and 28 of 'Rage from the South'

Presentation of a storyboard and several sketches of pages 24, 26 and 28 of 'Rage from the South'. Click to open images and to read authors' coments.


Presentation of 'Rage from the South' in the Centro Andaluz de las Letras (Excerpt 2 of 3)

Presentation of 'Rage from the South' in the Centro Cultural de las Letras. Event: "Malaga Gráfica, Jornada sobre Cómic para Adultos" (Graphic Malaga, Conference on Comics for Adults"): Francisco Javier Villalba speaks about the publication of the serialised graphic novel, the concept of doses in 'Rage from the South', the fun elements of the webcomic and options to personalise the reading area. Runtime: 4:00". Coming soon: English subtitles.


'Rage from the South' Locations (I)

Some of the locations where the action of 'Rage from the South' takes place. Real images are juxtaposed with the illustration of each place. These instances show Malaga City Hall, the PTA Technology Park and the Palma-Palmilla neighbourhood. Click on each image to read the authors' comments.


Presentation of 'Rage from the South' in the Centro Andaluz de las Letras (Excerpt 1 of 3)

Presentation of 'Rage from the South' in the Centro Cultural de las Letras. Event: "Malaga Gráfica, Jornada sobre Cómic para Adultos" (Graphic Malaga, Conference on Comics for Adults": El Torres speaks about the narrative techniques of Rage from the South, the serial and webcomic formats. Runtime: 2:00''. Coming soon: English subtitles.


Demo video of the inking process for page 37 of the graphic novel 'Rage from the South'

This video shows the inking process for page 37 of 'Rage from the South' from the initial pencil to transfer to the screen and the subsequent treatment of the image by Marcos. Runtime: 3:53". Music by Transcode Deluxe.


The authors of 'Rage from the South' participate in «Málaga Gráfica» (Graphic Malaga: Comics for Adults)


Jornada comic 2013 Rabia del Sur

The authors of 'Rage from the South', Marcos Antonio Cañada and Francisco Javier Villalba participating in a round table "SuperMalaga", organised by the Conserjería de Cultura at the Centro Andaluz de las Letras. The round table, led by the graphic novel author El Torres, concluded the Conference "Malaga Reads" that brought together critics, translators authors and publishers related with the world of adult comics in Malaga.

The Conference took place on Monday 20th May from 18:30, and analysed different aspects of the graphic novel, its popularity, critical response, publication, translation and circulation, and the impact of new technologies.


Interview with the authors of 'Rage from the South' by Mode Aranda and Carlos de Iracheta, Shiftmagazine (03-05-2013)


Francisco Javier Villalba Marcos Canada Rabia del Sur

Read Mode Aranda and Carlos Iracheta's Shiftmagazine interview (03-05-2013) with the authors of 'Rage from the South'. Find out more details about the genesis and development of the graphic novel, no holds barred opinions about the situation of Spain and unpublished storyboards. Full interview coming soon in English. Here are some excerpts as a preview:


A climate of political corruption, people with lax morals and legal proceedings fit for a John Grisham novel are the backdrop of our everyday lives. With these foundations, it seems fitting for there to be good stories set in our cities that reflect all of these comings and goings. Well, now we can read such a story in the entertaining visual format of a comic. 'Rage from the South' which has been published online for several months ( has proved highly popular with readers. In this interview we speak to the authors, Marcos Cañada and Francisco Villalba, who tell us about how everything came about and speak about the current situation in Malaga.

We had a comment from a woman who said we were violent and not politically correct with women [...]. The truth is that the initial image was of a gunshot through the spyhole of a door, with a woman on the other side. Buñuel cut open an eye, we shot through a spyhole.


There are evil women just as there are evil men. And at no time have we said: “we won’t include this because it may be offensive,” or, “this drawing is too explicit, we shouldn’t put it in.”


Lately, reality has given us food for thought. We said so in the first post when we presented the project. The reality of recent years has been terrible, and it’s getting worse. While we were developing the project what was happening fitted like a glove. What’s been happening is sordid. What’s happening is very sordid.


We are also interested in pissing people off a bit. It’s the way to wake them up. If you don’t like a cascade of blood, well then don’t visit he web. When you see the political situation, doesn’t it piss you off the same way? When you want to give a wake up call, anything goes. We wanted to tell a harsh story, but the filth just reflected what was happening when I wrote the story.


The Technology Park presents an idealised image of Málaga thanks to the omnipotent Europe of some years ago, which allowed unsustainable companies to open, and today it’s scary to go there [...] business at the PTA (Technology Park of Andalusia) was based on money that came from the EU when Europe supported projects so that they would flourish. This situation really existed: there have been companies that took money for unsustainable projects and ultimately failed. Even so, that entire infrastructure was created, and now it’s like a ghost town.


Málaga is not represented in the world of the graphic novel. If you tell a dark story it has to be in New York, Chicago, maybe Barcelona, el Rabal or film noir Paris. And we said, why not do something from here? It seems that everybody thinks that everything that’s dark comes from outside and we live in the perfect setting. Even if you go to a village with a population of 1,500, you’re going to see corruption: the depraved, the femme fatalle, the drug dealer, the thief, the corrupt politician and good people as well, but we aren’t here to tell stories about princesses and frogs.


Excerpts courtesy of Shiftmagazine. Translation by Stílogo.

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