A section of the Luxembourg comic book cover Images: Alfonso Díaz/Mytraveltoons
Mexican designer Alfonso Díaz has created a digital comic book chronicling his spring sojourn in the grand duchy.
“Since I was a kid, I’ve been passionate about travelling,” the 33-year-old designer told Delano. “I get very serious about researching the best routes and activities for each trip. And I love capturing all the details and stories in my sketchbook.”
The comic book follows the April 2019, three-day journey of Díaz, his wife and infant, and includes his impressions of Luxembourg City, from its captivating views along the corniche and Pont Adolphe to his personal reflections on his expectations versus the reality of local residents. There’s even a page dedicated to the legend of Melusina.
“I found Luxembourg’s story really interesting, from the myth of its creation, the fact that it was settled in two levels and the beautiful views,” Díaz said. “I was particularly fond of taking the elevators between levels to see the rock foundations, which you can see from different sides in Fort Thüngen, the Bock Casemates and the City Museum.”
Designer Alfonso Díaz in his element
Díaz, who has made comics about 34 of the 36 countries he’s travelled to, said he visited the grand duchy because “it popped up as a great baby-friendly destination while planning a workation in Europe”.
During that Europe stint, he taught some workshops while his wife had an exhibition in France, and the family also managed to travel to a number of other cities including in the Netherlands and Belgium, the comics from which he plans on compiling into one large digital comic book by end-2019.
Díaz started the Mytraveltoons project in 2016 but has been partnering with tourist offices in some of his travel destinations, including Luxembourg. To follow his comic travel adventures, visit his website.