Memories From Limón

Illustrator: Edo Brenes

Binding: Paperback

Imprint: Nobrow

Age 14+

Graphic Novels Comic Strip Fiction / Graphic Novels

Ramiro leaves the British drizzle and his beloved fiancé Yoss to investigate his family history back home in Costa Rica. What starts as an innocent fascination with an old family photo album leads to conversations with the older generations and revelations he is not prepared for. This intimate and evocative graphic novel uncovers a family secret, set against the idyllic Caribbean coastline in one of the most beautiful countries in Latin America. Author Edo Brenes weaves together the heartbreaking and humbling stories of three generations. Love and life is a struggle in paradise: welcome to Limón.


Edo Brenes was born in Costa Rica, and studied a BA in Animation in Veritas University, Costa Rica; followed by an MA in Animation at the University of Sunderland and going on to work as a freelance illustrator and animator. Edo has worked as a lecturer at Veritas University, and the Cambridge School of Art. In 2018 Edo won the Cheltenham Illustration Award for established artist with the short comic Lunday. In 2019 Edo won the Observer/Cape/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize with a version of what became the first chapter of Memories From Limón.

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