Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The next big thing: JEFFERSON COSTA!

Great thing about comics is that you can do anything you want, there's room for all kind of different styles, genres and formats. But with so many stuff out there, it's hard to keep up with everything and even harder to really catch those few gems lost among the independent, less promoted comics. Independent creators have not only to bust their asses to do a great job, but also they have to make the extra effort to promote their own work, even though no one will listen to what that unknown wannabe has to say. I know I had to scream and shout in every way I could for years until someone would look at me.

So there's a new comic just about to be released and that can't go unnoticed, Terra Major's new graphic novel, an adaptation of Kiss Me, Judas, the first book of the critically acclaimed neo-noir trilogy Phineas Poe, by author Will Christopher Baer.

But the reason this book needs your attention is it's artist, a Brazilian artist called Jefferson Costa. He may have past with no big ado with his 30 page story on the western anthology Gunned Down in 2005, but there's no way he can go ignored with this massive stand-out 272 page graphic novel.

Jefferson's compositions are expressive and hold great knowledge of the use of black and white, tremendous balance and deep emotion.

If you haven't noticed yet, there's been a great deal of outstanding Brazilian artists working on all kinds of comics in the last 2 decades, from mainstream superstars like Mike Deodato, Roger Cruz and Ivan Reis or up-and-coming creators like Rafael Albuquerque and Rafael Grampá. And there's a bunch more where those guys came from.

So you might want to take more attention to the talents hailing from our shores and the best way to start doing that is checking Jefferson's work on Kiss Me Judas.

This book is available online only and has a limited print run, so reserve your copy
today! You won't regret it.

ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY @ http://terramajor.myshopify.com

Monday, May 25, 2009

Like this it came.

Some times, it happens like that: We have a limitation, which in this case was page length. 2 pages. No problem, I say to Bá, 'cause we've been doing one page stories every month. I suggest a character which has more graphic possibilities, even if the other one was Bá's original choice and he will actually draw the 2 pages. Then, because of what I suggested, Bá remembers an old picture we found that could be used in the story. It makes sense, I think, and in the sense it made in my head, I tell him how we could include the old picture inspiration into the original character idea. The idea instantly gets better. It was the missing link, and we suddenly have not only an idea, but a story.

I wish all stories came like that.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Twins on the Comics Journal

There's gonna be a big, long and extensive interview with us on the next issue of The Comics Journal and we were asked to provide a new image, never before seen or published, to use on THE COVER. We did try to get something from our beloved and secret Daytripper allowed by Vertigo, but secret things are meant to stay hidden and safe. So we had no choice but to make a brand new drawing.

It will be available in June and you can pre-order it here.

Here's a nice video the guys at Fantagraphics have made:

Friday, May 08, 2009

Umbrella Academy: DALLAS TP

Umbrella Academy: DALLAS TP

Soon in a store next to you.
colors by awesome Dave Stewart