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Blacksad: Under the Skin

An interactive investigation by the most famous detective cat in the comics world conveyed through an adventure video game set in the shallows of New York.

The rising star Robert Yale has gone missing and John Blacksad must find him before a decisive boxing match, whilst investigating the death of his coach, Joe Dun. This point and click story about a corruption case takes us into the atmosphere of crime fiction stories of the 50’s. This game is different because it faithfully follows the rules of comics and some of the composition reminds us of American film noirs. The cel shading technique used for the 3D characters allows shading effects that are reminiscent of Juanjo Guarnido’s stroke and leads to a greater immersion into that jazzy adventure.

 French, English, Italian, German, Spanish
 Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Mac
 Fee depending on the platform


© Microids ■ Adaptation de l’univers de Juan DÍAZ CANALES et Juanjo GUARNIDO ■ © Guarnido – Diaz Canales / Dargaud 2020 © 2019 Anuman Interactive SA. Published by Anuman Interactive SA. Developed by Pendulo Studios and YS Interactive. Microids is a registered trademark of Anuman Interactive SA. All rights reserved. Avec le soutien du programme Europe Créative – MEDIA de l’Union Européenne


Spanish draftsman, Juanjo GUARNIDO was born in Granada, Spain, in 1967. After a few years of fanzinat and comic book illustrations, he entered the world of cartoons in Madrid. In 1993, he moved to Paris to join the Walt Disney studios in Montreuil. He signed with Teresa Valero the series Sorcelleries. In 2004, Blacksad won the prize for best drawing at the Angoulême Festival. This best-selling series has since been translated in many countries.


Juan DIAZ CANALÈS was born in 1972 in Madrid, Spain. At the age of 18, he joined an animation studio where he met Juanjo Guarnido, with whom he became friends. Blacksad is his first series. Since then, he has worked with many cartoonists, including José-Luis Munuera on the diptych Fraternity (Dargaud, 2011).