Veronica Neacsu‘s debut book Love Iubire is here now. It is actually spread all over the world with a limited edition of 25 artist books and an unlimited edition as print on demand available through the largest Swedish internet book shops such as Adlibris and Bokus and of course pionier press website. Last spring I was visiting Stela Lie, well know Romanian illustrator, teacher at the Bucharest’s National Art Academy and the founder of Illustrators Club in Romania and got introduced to Veronica Neacsu’s fascinating world of hairy sensible figures that populated her artist book. I wanted to meet her as soon as possible during my stay in Bucharest and so we did at the favorite spot of book shop Carturesti in the heart of Bucharest. So we planned her debut book and here it is, a year later.

Veronica Neacsu worked with text and pictures on a common theme, Love, but with a very special mix of comic, tragic and surreal. The evocative illustrations are accompanied by curiously insightful captions carefully translated both ways English-Romanian and Romanian-English by Allen Poole, Brita Johnson and Adrian Solomon. If you are going to visit Bookfest 2012 in Bucharest between 30 May and 3 July you are going to meet not only the book and the author but also some of the characters populating Veronica Neacsu’s magic world of Love. Be there!