An interview with Paulino Cuevas can give an idea of the path Malefic in these monthsof its start and what lies ahead:
How did that Malefic again so long after awakening?
We decided while we were painting a dome in Moscow. It was a few months we worked 0:14 hour hand to hand isolated on scaffolding and retake one character who is an illustration of the early nineties. At that time the board had face to face and create a world we play around Malefic. Was just something for us, not fully developed and then remained stored in drawers. But in those months in Moscow, the two isolated again after so long, went back to get into the world Malefic, extended it and decided to return to what would become a project to be undertaken.
Why is Malefic awaken once more after so long?
We decided it while we were painting a dome in Moscow. It happened during the months we worked from 12 to 14 hours a day hand to hand isolated on the scaffolds and we returned to that character who was born from an illustration of the early nineties. At that time we had the dash board face to face what helped us to play around and create the world around Malefic. At that moment it wasnt something meaningfull for us, barely developed it remained stored in drawers. But in those months in Moscow, the two idolated again after so long, returned to the world of Malefic, we extended it and decided that when we return we would undertake the project.
I have understood that this is a trilogy. Can we get something ahead from upcoming releases?
Yes, it’s a trilogy. Each part take place in a particular location. But this is not the thing that defines the trilogy, this is just what frames the three parts. We split Malefic into three, thinking of it as a piece of music (some say it is the most spiritual art) and relying on that, we think Malefic has a first portion with a clatter of instruments presenting herself, her world and her characters. A second part, as the deaf fall and depth of instruments, carrying the story and herself to despair. And third, the height of the instruments, the senses, the story and character.
Soum will now have a manga and Luz is the main face, tell us about them and why they are as they are, or how they evolved until they are now.
Soum is the counterpoint of Luz, Luz, carries her destiny that is marked on her, Soum builds her own destiny step by step. The charater of Soum and her roots beeing in the streets is well adapted by the manga and we decided that it would be a great extension to the story to have a manga about her that would add to the project. Luz may have a new perspective to know even more about her outside of the graphic novels or the novel in the comic book. And we are working precisely on this enlargement although at the moment we can not tell in advance anything about this.
Precisely a distinctive characteristic of the work of Luis Royo is the use of “light” it will be a silly question but, is it casual this same name for the main character?
It is true, its is no coincidence. We join Luz to the female descendant of Lucifer (the search of light, knowledge). Also the lights and shadows define the images, and the main character mentions it. And the light as the search after the decadence of this type of society.