A compilation of a historical classic of all time Catalan literature, in a especial edition.
In 1910, Folch i Torres created Massagran, one of the most singular characters remembered by all. This bold and daring guy is never afraid to leave the mainland to set sail on the high seas. A lover of travel and the unknown, who overcomes all kinds of situations, even the most unlikely, with wit and a sense of humour, with quips that make readers laugh.
Based on the original adventure novels, Massagran gave rise to a collection of comics, written by the author’s son, Ramon Folch i Camarasa, and illustrated by Josep Maria Madorell, based in turn on Junceda’s illustrations. The comics were serialised in the children’s magazine Cavall Fort and, some time later, published in book format by Editorial Casals.
Now we are happy to present all the adventures of Massagran in a unique 3-volume collection:
Without Massagran, Agus & Monsters and Bitmax & Co series and many others would probably not exist. With this collection, we recover part of our legacy, pay tribute to a classic, and connect it with new readers.
The Adventures of Massagran. Three volumes
- Comic Script by Ramon Folch i Camarasa, based on Folch i Torres novels
- Illustrated by Josep Maria Madorell i Muntaner, inspired in Junceda’s illustration.
- Foreword by Xavier Graset, journalist, and Oriol Izquierdo, President of Folch i Torres Foundation
190 × 250 cm | 288 pages | Hardback edition | Ages 7 +
Publication: September 2023
JOSEP Mª FOLCH I TORRES (1880-1950). Novelist, storyteller and playwright. Probably the most decisive event of his life took place in 1910. After some time collaborating sporadically with the magazine En Patufet, the publisher Josep Baguñà commissioned him to write a novel for young people, and thus Les aventures extraordinàries d’en Massagran was born, which would be published in instalments and distributed together with the weekly magazine.Thanks to the great success of En Massagran, Folch i Torres joined the magazine as editor and later became its director.Little by little he became the most popular and prolific writer for children and young people.
RAMON FOLCH I CAMARASA (1926-2019) Novelist, playwright and translator. New son of the popular writer Josep M. Folch i Torres. Among the honours and distinctions his work has been recognised with are the Creu de Sant Jordi from the Generalitat de Catalunya and the Doctorat Honoraris Causa, awarded by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona for his exceptional work as a translator.
JOSEP MARIA MADORELL I MUNTANER (1923-2004)
Catalan cartoonist and illustrator. He became popular in the magazine Cavall Fort, where he published from 1961 until his death. From 1987 to 1998 he was the cartoonist of the series of comics, adapted by Ramon Folch i Camarasa, of the figure of Massagran, inspired by Junceda’s drawings and created by Josep M. Folch i Torres.
JOAN JUNCEDA (1881-1948) He was a cartoonist and illustrator, one of the most outstanding Catalan caricaturists of the first half of the 20th century. He formed a perfect symbiosis with J. Mª Folch i Torres and was the constant illustrator of his “Pàgines viscudes”. In 2003, the Professional Association of Illustrators of Catalonia created the Junceda Awards in recognition of his work as a renovator of contemporary illustration.