Surreal sunflower painting

A Vivid Journey Through the Psychedelic Era: Maria Llovet’s Luna

“Luna” is a comic series that delves into the 1960s counterculture, exploring themes and settings not often covered in this medium. It’s set at the height of the era of free love and hippie communes, with the main character, Teresa, being a young woman who experiences psychedelic visions. These visions lead her to cross paths with a commune called the Family of the Sun. This group, with its claims of magic and a cult-like leader named Lux, adds a layer of intrigue and mystery to the narrative.

The artwork of “Luna” is a major highlight, being deeply infused with the aesthetics of the 1960s, including elements reminiscent of tarot and the energy of Woodstock. The art is detailed and layered, inviting readers to lose themselves in the imagery, while the pastel-hued landscapes lend a subtly otherworldly atmosphere. The character designs are distinct and full of personality.

As for the story, it’s trippy. It starts out with the mystery of Teresa’s visions and the questionable motives of the Family of the Sun. It then subverts the expectation that you’re going to explore some darker aspects of the 1960s counterculture, and takes you on a wild ride. Not for everyone but it’s beautiful to look at.

About the author

Brian is a Western Pennsylvania-based writer who has a passion for movies, books, comic books, and tabletop role-playing games. By day, he is an IT professional, but by night, he transforms into a writer. Brian’s love for reading is matched only by his passion for music.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.