Thursday, March 14, 2013

Covering the first Killjoy

Continuing in our blog's recent trend of posting our covers, here's Bá's variant cover for the first issue of The True Lives of th Fabulous Killjoys, the new book by our pals Gerard Way, Shaun Simon and the lovely and talented Becky Cloonan.

Killjoys 1 variant cover

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

BPRD - VAMPIRE cover 4

BPRD - VAMPIRE cover 4 by 10paezinhos
Here's what the solicitation of this issue says:
"Plagued with two vampires trapped inside his chest, Simon Anders struggles to keep them under control before they can throw him into a bloodbath with an army of witches."
We're finishing this issue this week as we also finish the script for issue 5. It has been an incredible ride and I can't wait to see what people think of it in two weeks when the first issue comes out.
Back to the drawing board.

Monday, March 11, 2013


We're finishing issue 4 of VAMPIRE this week, but here's the cover and solicitation information for issue 3, out in May. (Issue #1 will be on sale in two weeks!)

BPRD - VAMPIRE cover 3

B.P.R.D.: VAMPIRE #3 (of 5)
Mike Mignola (W), Fábio Moon (W/A/Cover), Gabriel Bá (W/A/Cover), and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale May 29
FC, 32 pages
A nobleman vampire’s life is spared after a horrific bargain made with the evil goddess Hecate, and now the bloodthirsty Simon Anders will put that deadly deal to rest.
• A direct sequel to the critically acclaimed B.P.R.D.: 1948!
• From the Eisner Award-winning creators of Daytripper—Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon!

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Tour de France 2013 - the video

The final chapter of our great adventure in France, now with images, sounds and a lot of traveling around.

Thanks to everyone who came to our signings. Thanks for the stores who opened their doors to us: La Bulle, Expérience, La Parenthèse, Bulles en Tête and Apo(k)Lyps.
And thanks for Urban Comics for everything they did for us. It was amazing.

Friday, March 01, 2013

Angoulême - part 2, or the French tour

There were two halfs of our trip to France. Going to the Festival at Angoulême was just the first one, and the second half was definetely the most different.

Using our lovely Parisian apartment as our home base, the Urban Comics crew sent us in a small signing tour around France: four cities in total, including Paris. Every day, we would wake up early, take a TGV train and cross the country to visit another city, give interviews to the local press and sign at a local bookstore, where we were always met with a mix of readers who had already read Daytripper and those who were discovering the book for the first time but, either out of a recommendation from the bookstore owner or out of their habit of going to signings.
France 2013 - Le Mans
It's incredible how every city in France appears to have a great bookstore specialized in Bande Dessinée and comics. We visited Bulle at Le Mans, which I think was the oldest one in our tour and was located in the oldest part of town, a beautiful medieval village near the remains of the wall built during Roman times. In Lyon, we visited Experience, a great bookstore with a ceiling filled with drawings from their visiting artists, a most distinguished collection from all around the world. We saw Craig Thompson's drawing, and Bannister's (he's from Lyon), Cyril Pedrosa's and so many more. Moebius also left his markings on that cave of wonders, and so did we.
France 2013 - Lyon
Nancy, the smallest city in our tour, had the biggest bookstore, La Parenthèse, with a lot of space for the readers to discover all kinds of comics, old and new. One room, where we did our drawings and met the public, was filled with great automates, those wonderful handmade dolls which, when you press a button, move by themselves in the most ingenious ways.
France 2013 - Nancy
In Paris, we visited two bookstores: Bulles en Tète, the newest in our trip, and Apo(K)lyps. Luckly, their were close to each other and we walked the distance from one another, but still that was our longest signing day, signing for three hours on the first and for almost the same time on the second.
France 2013 - Paris
We finished the last night of our tour with dinner with Pôl and François from Urban Comics at a great restaurant, eating well, drinking champagne, wine and talking about comics, past, present and future.

We don't know when, but this wasn't our last trip to France. This was the beginning of our french road. And our work has put us on this road and, if we continue to do good work, it's the work which will keep sending us across the globe. The work is the author's voice, the author's face. Our work is our passport.