Tuesday, September 26, 2006

kidnapped by the workload.

illustration for brazilian newspaper.

illustration for brazilian newspaper.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Rod Reis.

Rod Reis is a brazilian colorist, currently coloring Supergirl for DC. I did this sketch friday while listening to him talk at a comics school here in Sao Paulo.

Friday, September 22, 2006


illustration for a brazilian newspaper.

I had an hour to do this illustration and five others for a piece about the latest corruption news in Brazil for a brazilian newspaper. This kind of work is good because it makes you learn how to think fast, it sure makes you draw faster and it puts into perspective how much detail is necessary to convey what you want with your art.

Back to making comics look better.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Two from 1997

Old cover images from our fanzine in 1997. This is what it was like in 1997 and the entire reason we started telling our own stories.

We were lost on the road, no entirely sure what we would do.

Things didn't look good.

But they sure looked pretty.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

fragile things.

Jen Wang's Home Portrait was the beautiful find of the day.

Also, I've been drooling over Bengal's work. Such a delicate line work, specially on his girls.

here, an old sketch:

this week's numbers.

According to this site, Casanova 2 held the 196th spot at the top 300 comics of July. Now, according to this other site, we can see Casanova 3 at the 200th spot.

If steady wins the race, until when we get to issue 4 and 5 and the numbers start increasing (because they are increasing).

A monthly book is a completely different beast from all our previous work on graphic novels. The good side is the constant feedback, and the downside is this uncertainty about the numbers.

So far, the numbers have been good, but should we really be that obsessed by them? we should know they're there and hope for the best, but sometimes I think knowing all that about "who sold what" and "that's selling more than this" is not good for the creative mind.

The ideas should come to tell the story, and sometimes they don't come if you're just thinking about something else, like numbers and money.


I'm on page 12 of the Graphic Novel. If all goes well, I should hit page 20 before next week.

Ba's on page 10 of the current issue of Casanova he's doing.

I did 2 submission pages.

Those are the numbers I rather talk about.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Casanova 4

Nice words about Casanova 4 on the Factual Opinion.

Friday, September 15, 2006


One of the several illustrations I'm doing for a book this month.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Nobody shoots my shoes.

It was around this time of year in 2004 when I started drawing Smoke and Guns. At the same time, I was doing some work at Lobo, and this job, which was an animation for an tv show, was done together with another motion design company called MK12. The guy at MK12 who was creating the scripts used in the animations was a guy we had just heard of when we read his comic book two months before: Matt Fraction.

I guess everything happens for a reason.

the AiT way of life.

I guess this ad comes to remind people there's always time to catch up with the good stuff we've done (and other good stuff in general).

Click HERE for Smoke and Guns.
Click HERE for Ursula.

Click HERE if you want to buy it online.

Monday, September 11, 2006


"I wonder what is he doing", she said. "Do you think he's safe?"

The old man stood quiet, just holding his bell. The sound that came out of it sounded like the answer she was afraid to get.

"You know him better than anyone else."

"Is he ever safe?"

"Is he ever not in trouble?"

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Coming this week.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Has the world gone mad, or is it just me?

Something happened while I was doing these pages in the forest. I wanted to know what those characters were saying.

That's always a good sign.

I have 20 pages thumbnailed. Today I start drawing. If all goes well, I'll be able to keep doing one or two pages a day. If all goes more than well, this new technique I'm using will look nice and will actually be faster than the way I'm currently doing comics.

And, after a month's work, I'll have a lot of pages of nineteenth century people discussing if the world has gone mad.
(They won't look like the ones Becky's doing, but I'll try to entertain you just as well.)

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

New ones. One from each.

Not too much to say about this image, aside the fact that I'm pretty happy with it. Best forest I've ever done.

These are studies for characters for a book Ba's illustrating.

We have been working so much that, instead of getting tired of it, we're getting more and more excited.

"This", we think, "is really what's like to wake up and draw comics until you finish your day."

"This is our life now."

"This is good."

Monday, September 04, 2006

More pictures and less words.

We're just drawing too much. Working too much.

We are creating some amazing cool stuff, but it takes a lot of our time. Because of that, we have been far from the computer. If this can be a bad thing, I'm not really sure, but the pay-up is coming, and it's awesome.

I might try to update with more pictures and less words, just to keep thing rolling.

This is the cover for Casanova 7.