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In 2011, the poet Lois Pereiro (1958-1996) was honoured at the annual Día das Letras Galegas [Galician Literature Day] that celebrates a Galician literary author. As it has become customary, the Galician publishing industry released a plethora of texts about Pereiro, particularly biographies. Said corpus includes Jacobo Fernández Serrano’s comics biography Lois Pereiro. Breve Encontro: un achegamento comiqueiro á biografía e obra do poeta [Lois Pereiro. Brief Encounter, a Comics Approach to the Poet’s Life and Work]. This article examines the comic as an intermedial text that captures the influence of literature, films, music, and comics in Pereiro’s own writing. Furthermore, it is analysed as part of a transmedial network, together with other biographies published around the Día das Letras. These texts address the role played by death in the poet’s life and work (as he died at an early age of rapeseed oil poisoning and AIDS), and they can therefore be understood as ‘thanatographies’ as much as life writing.


  • comics biography, banda deseñada, Lois Pereiro, intermediality, transmediality, thanatography
Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Comic Art
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 16 Jan 2023
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