The story of Frida Kahlo has been shared on the big screen and in numerous books, and now, the extraordinary life of the visionary artist is the subject of the new graphic novel Frida Kahlo – The Story Of Her Life, by illustrator Vanna Vinci.

Here’s a brief synopsis from the book’s publisher

The perfect subject for a graphic novel, Frida Kahlo’s brief life was dramatic and romantic, tragic and painful. In this illustrated “biography”, Vanna Vinci captures the spirit of Kahlo’s world in boldly colored, minutely detailed illustrations. Blending facts and history with dreamlike and surreal sequences, Vinci creates an intimate portrayal of an artist who incorporated her life experiences into her art. Burning love and crushing loss, incredible joy and deep despair-these were all part of Kahlo’s life and part of the paintings that are some of the most celebrated art of all time. Filled with images that populated Kahlo’s work-monkeys and parrots, traditional clothing and lush gardens-Vinci imbues her text and drawings with an artist’s perception and sensitivity. The result is an evocative, fittingly passionate tribute to a legendary figure.

frida kahlo graphic novel spreadThe book is set to be released November 7. A sample of the graphic novel is available for download, and you can pre-order the book here.

More about Vanna Vinci

Vanna has been working in the comic book industry since 1990. She has published her comic strips for Bao Publishing, Dargaud, Rizzoli Lizard, Hachette, Planeta, Kappa Editions, and Kodansha. Her books, which includes an internationally acclaimed biography of the artist Tamara de Lempicka, have been published in Italy, France and Spain. Vanna also works as an illustrator for kids. She lives and works in Milan and Bologna, Italy. You can view more of her work at

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