Thursday, July 28, 2011

Virginia's Diary

O Diário de Virgínia, by Cátia Ana, is a webcomic (more of an illustrated story, actually... well, it's a diary) about a graphically talented girl, dealing with her fears. It's inspired in the works of people like Scott McCloud and Edgar Franco. McCloud himself twitted about Chapter 4: "Fun little scrolling Brazilian webcomic". The translation is noticeably flawed, but it's still quite interesting if you're into that kind of experimentation.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Quickies #29

A video showing Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá receiving the Eisner Awards has been released. At one point, Moon says "It´s awesome. It´s really awesome... like fora pra caralho!".

Eduardo Pansica and Eber Ferreira draw Teen Titans

More Brazilian artists and writers in Stripburguer 55

The Umbrella Academy will be made into a movie

André Diniz is in Bolivia for the VII Semana Comic de Santa Cruz. He'll make a lecture later today called “Guión para historietas, enseñar en vez de contar”, and Friday he'll lead a chat about “Historietas de guerrilla: los cambios en el mercado de las historietas los últimos 15 años”. He also drew the bill for the event.

Sources: @adiniz9, Blog dos Quadrinhos, @blogpauloramos and Neorama dos Quadrinhos.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Quickies #28

Here's a very comprehensive list of "made in Brazil manga", starting in 1965, even if there's some inaccurate info. Enjoy the pics.

Roger Cruz just released his artbook called Nudes in Fury

Vertigo horror anthology The Unexpected will have cover by Rafael Grampá

Monica's Gang characters have been seven years old for five decades. Now, they'll start aging.

By the Southern Grace of God, drawn by Mario Cau, will be released in the US through Ka-Blam.

Sources: @blogpauloramos, @hectorlima and Universo HQ.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Friday Comics

On the preface of Bá and Moon's O Girassol e a Lua (The Sunflower and the Moon), Laerte says that Brazil is the country with the highest concentration of twin graphic artists: Bá and Moon and the Caruso brothers. Well, he forgot to mention the Pandolfo brothers. Now the Jesus Vignolli brothers come to add to that (even though I don't know of they're twins).

Their Friday Comics don't come out every friday, as the name suggests. They make mostly subtle short stories. My favorites are Light & Shadow and Modern Heroes, with good storytelling and meaningful use of colors; Natal, boring story, but with a very interesting reinterpretation of Jesus' birth with northeastern Brazilian themes; and The witch of lakemba, strips always starting with the same panel.