Guinea, December 1972. In the middle of a violent colonial war, a group of Portuguese soldiers is sent on a secret operation to Senegal. But as soon as exhaustion starts to consume them, this apparently simple mission becomes a nightmare. As they plunge deep into the jungle, these men will have to face many demons — the demons of war, but also the demons within themselves.
The Vampires is one of the most successful and acclaimed Portuguese graphic novels ever, the winner of the 2017 Comic-Con Portugal Awards for Best Album and Best Screenplay.
Filipe Melo and Juan Cavia frequently work together, having published several graphic novels including the series The Incredible Adventures of Dog Mendonça and Pizzaboy, published by Dark Horse, and Ballad for Sophie, published by Top Shelf and four times nomminated for the Eisner Awards.