I’m still alive!

I know that I have written here a long time ago, but currently I’m studying and I haven’t enough time that I would like to tell you all the things that I think.

Neither I’m adding new creations for my Etsy shop, but I have some ideas (every suggest is welcome). I hope that you like the videos that I have uploaded to my Youtube channel (there are three) and when I will some time free, I will try to make and upload more.

Today I show you the last shoppings which I have done this month.

It will be the birthday of two of my nephews in few time and I was searching for books and toys and, as could not be otherwise, I took a fancy of somethings for me.

Some time ago I show some dolls which are sold by big shopping malls and toys shops, the “Once upon a zombie“, which are the pricesses of classical tales of Grimm brothers but change them to zombies.

When I saw them for first time, they cost around 25€ each doll. Some days ago, when I was deciding which I will give to my nephews, I saw them again but this time for 9€ each one and I couldn’t resist to buy two of them, Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty.



Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

I bought them in a Carrefour, but I think that you can buy them in another big malls or by Internet in online shop of Famosa (only for Spain), for example.

Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty

Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty

Zombies Princesses

Zombies Princesses

On the other hand, I was searching for some books to give them and I was totally captivated by the book “El Gran Libro de los Cuentos de Miedo y Misterio” (only in Spanish), which is a compilation of terror tales adapted to all ages and which are based on short stories and legends of well known authors as Edgar Allan Poe, Howard Phillips Lovecraft, Bram Stoker or Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer.

El Gran Libro de los Cuentos de Miedo y Misterio

El Gran Libro de los Cuentos de Miedo y Misterio

This book costs around 22€ and in addition to the text, it has some pretty illustrations of Nin Studio.

Illustrators: Benjamin Lacombe

Benjamín Lacombe is an illustrator who has born on 12th July 1982 in Paris where he is living and working currently.

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I think that his illustrations are very sweets, but elegants at the same time. They transmit fragility and melancholy.

At 2001 he joined to the Decorative Art National School and in his 19 he published his first comic.


At 2007 Benjamin was converted in a young celebrity in the editorial world due to the nomination of the important magazine Timeque which put Cherry and Olive inside of the 10 best books for children of that year.

Since that moment, it wrote and illustrated a lot of books which were about different topics as: infancy, melancholy and the difference. To do it, he has used some techniques as gouache, pencil and pencil sketch, watercolor and oil paint.


Between its inspiration sources, you can find Pre-Raphaelite, Italian Quattrocento, primitive Flemish, and contemporary  artists as: Tod Broning and its “monster” world, Tim Burton, Fritz Lang and its film “Metropolis”, Ray Harryhausen, David LaChapelle or Diane Arbus. His personal and social environment are also a part of his inspiration.


Even the most part of the Lacombe productions are near of young sector, he has also published  illustrated books for adults including a new version of “Macabre Tales” of Edgar Allan Poe, and also with the story of “Notre-Dame of Paris” with all the text of Victor Hugo.


Currently I have some books which his illustrations: Snow White, Ondina,  The Herbarium of the Fairies, The Silence Girl, The Buttlerfly Lovers, Macabre Tales…


Dec 7, 2014 | Posted by in Art, Illustration, Personages | 0 comments