Sunday, June 26, 2011

Santolouco's short webcomics

The one you see above is the Speedsk8ter Fairy, and there's another called Emergency Pit-stop. Yeah, just two free short webcomics by Mateus Santolouco. So there isn't much I could say without spoiling your fun. Check it out.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Save our forests

Going offtopic for a good cause.

We used to have a lot of discussion here in Brazil about the Amazon being regarded as international. It's OURS, we say. Well, I don't think we deserve it.

New Brazilian forest protection laws don't protect anything.

Click here to read more and sign the petition.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Indian, the Indian and the sort of Indian

Portuguese Mistake

When the Portuguese came
In a heavy rain
He dressed the Indian.
If it had been a sunny morning
The Indian would have stripped
The Portuguese.

-Oswald de Andrade (translation by Régis Bonvicino and Douglas Messerli)


The important thing is not to forget that, in the final analysis, our students must gain dominion over the foreign language for their own good and to become more able to face the new challenges the world puts in their paths. It is they that have to dominate the English language, never letting the English language dominate them.

-Kanavillil Rajagopalan (my translation)


You gave me language, and my profit on't
Is I know how to curse. The red plague rid you
For learning me your language!

-Caliban, from William Shakespeare's The Tempest

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Quickies #26

Rafael Grampá and Eduardo Medeiros in Strange Tales II

Franz, from Opentrain, is in São Paulo. Meeting of scanlators! And this is what he's been doing.

Casanova - Avaritia will come out in September in the US

Morten, from Offtopia, has shown to be inapt at managing Cali's scans. Cali was the first to make English scanlations of Brazilian comics (and then he disappeared). Thanks to witch_fm and to the old ENXAME blog, I could save what had been done. Some chapters are missing. So I'm taking over and recovering this shit.

Here's the first candidate to the Brazilian cospoor contest!

Sources: Ambrosia, @PiadasNerds and Universo HQ.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Quickies #24

Felipe Massafera draws Flashpoint: Abin Sur - The Green Lantern

Paulo Siqueira draws Flashpoint: The World of Flashpoint

Rafael Albuquerque makes a new website - HERE

Gledson Barreto didn't know what he was getting into when he was invited to draw the polemic Foreskin Man. He thought it was a big opportunity, not an anti-circumcision campaign (now being accused of anti-semitism). He apologizes to everyone who felt insulted. Read it here.

Sources: Neorama dos Quadrinhos and Universo HQ.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Quickies #23

Bigorna's goodbye post, written by Baraldi, sparked off a lot of discussion. Ambrosia made a series of posts on the subject, written by diverse comic artists, writers and scholars. You can have them all google translated:
Some badasses' opinions
Delfin's opinion
Estevão Ribeiro's opinion
Alexandre Nagado's opinion
Nagado was the only one who actually agreed with Baraldi, but with better arguments.

André Diniz tweeted:
@adiniz9 I wrote an article about the present national comics market
@adiniz9 Just kidding. That link leads nowhere...

Bira Dantas too made a post on the subject, also disagreeing with Baraldi

Exhibition SICAF 10 Brazilian Cartoonists Paralel Exhibition 2011 in Seul, South Korea.

Ibraim Roberson draws Flashpoint: Frankenstein - Creatures of the Unknown

Source: Neorama dos Quadrinhos.