Andrea Ferraris

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Around 1840 California was still a Mexican territory. In 1846 an accident that took place in the disputed land between the Rio Grande and the Rio Nueces was used by the American Congress as an opportunity to invade Mexico and declare war. This war sets the background the graphic novel.

The protagonists are a group of Irish soldiers historically referred to with the legendary name of Saint Patrick Battalion. Although they had originally enrolled with the American army, the Irish soldiers decide to desert and fight on the side of the Mexican. Soon, other European soldiers joined the San Patricios; amongst them Scottish, Spanish, French, Polish, Germans and Italians.


Deep in the night, under the moon, gathered around the fire, the doubts of the battalion’s men are more thick, almost solid.

Superb page with all the protagonists of the story: the people, the dialogues, the landscape.

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Media Type: Pencil on paper

Writer: Andrea Ferraris

Pencils: Andrea Ferraris

Art Size: 30 x 41,5 cm

Publisher: Coconino Press – Fandango (first edition)

Published in: Italy (France, Mexico, USA)

Year of publication: 2015 (first edition)

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Andrea Ferraris

Born in Genoa in 1966, Andrea Ferraris has been collaborating with Disney Italia for 25 years, illustrating books and drawing covers, but mainly creating comic strips.
In 2006 he moved to Barcelona, where he started working on Donald Duck stories for the Danish publisher Egmont.
He produced illustrations and comics for Alias and La Lettura within Il Manifesto and Il Corriere della Sera newspapers.
He collaborated with L’Internazionale magazine.
In 2011 he published with Tenué publisher his first graphic novel Bottecchia, based on Ottavio Bottecchia, the first Italian cyclist to win a yellow shirt in the Tour de France in the 1920s.
The book won the price for the Best Debut Novel at Romics, the International Comics Festival in Rome.
From 2013 to 2016 he lived in Paris where he had the chance to complete Churubusco, his first work as full author, a tale about the epic and dramatic story of Saint Patrick Battalion. Churubusco was released in Italy for Coconino Press-Fandango, in France for Rackham Editions, in Mexico for La Cifra Editorial, and in USA for Fantagraphic.
From 2017 lives and works in Turin.