Interview by Paulino Cuevas (Part One)

110 KATANAS, the second part of Malefic Time is heading its way to print. At the same time, the first images of AKELARRE, its third part, already begin to be made in the studio.

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.

The clock keeps counting

They said that the angels now walked in this land of mortal unbelievers. They said they had come down from heaven. Those winged covering the leaden metal sunsets.

The winged beings. Calling them angels was just another option. The first sightings could be traced for a couple of decades. They were not much more than headlines without credit programs and sensationalist press of pseudoscientific court. Little more than statements by four drunks or rednecks and – sometimes drunken rednecks – who only gave that talk in marginal forums. Gradually those holders left the uncertain terrain of scientific sensationalism to sneak into other contexts more significant as news, quality press … Those “chance encounters” ranged in shape and number. Individuals from all over the world, of different faiths, culture, social position and intellectual level, corroborated them. It was told they had seen men jump from the ledges and take flight with wings made almost of light In every capital of the world there were cases of ‘sightings’, even under full daylight. The sections of events began to fill up about them and strange phenomenon while not directly related, yes pretty easy to connect with more or less effort. The “conspiranoid” theories begun to spread. They were described as men of very blonde hair, usually long and great beauty. Some descriptions told that they had been among us, in lines of bus, in a restaurant or walking down the street until at a certain point its real nature showed. It seemed as if those beings, first much more reserved when it comes to their appearances became less careful, less discreet as time passed. Angels. People seemed to have no doubts. What else could it be?

New official store!

Si no encuentras los productos de MALEFIC TIME en tu tienda habitual ya puedes adquirirlos cómodamente en tu casa.

Además, con gastos de envío gratis si vives en la península española.

Frankfurt Book Fair with German public, thanks to all!

Splendid and intense days in Frankfurt Book Fair with German public, thanks to all!

Thanks Pippo and his team from Cross Cult that made us feel like home.


ALQUIMIA is here! The new music project by Alberto Rionda

The new project by Alberto Rionda, the master behind the music of MALEFIC TIME is here: ALQUIMIA!

The leader of AVALANCH is releasing his new work and we want to share it with all of you!

Good luck Alberto!!!


Luis Royo & Romulo Royo will be present at the Frankfurt fair, presentation of the Cross Cult editorial.

More information:

They will give a talk at the traditional breakfast COMIC

Saturday October 12, 2013, 10:00 to 10:45 hours, COMIC BOOK CENTRE – Living 3.0 (following signature)


Saturday October 12, 2013, 10:45 to 12:00 hours, COMIC BOOK CENTRE – Room 3.0

Sunday October 13, 2013, 11:00-12:00 hours, COMIC BOOK CENTRE – Room 3.0

Saturday and Sunday (exact time displayed on the site): State of the Heye-Verlag, Hall 3.0

ZEIT DES BÖSEN, Exhibition Luis Royo & Romulo Royo  in the Schwalbe 54 Gallery, Frankfurt. Abbey Road 54, 60326 Frankfurt / M.

from October 9 to November 2, 2013

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