Tuesday, March 02, 2010

God Save the Queen - Brazilian comics in the UK

We had our share of traveling (nowadays mostly business trips) and we always come back home with the certainty that we will never leave Brazil. Not that there's something wrong with other places and Brazil is certainly not perfect, but it's our home. And we're glad to notice that for the foreign eyes turning their attentions to our home, even with all the flaws and things we're not happy about, Brazil has never looked so good.

The Southbank Centre in London, UK, will be holding Festival Brazil, a celebration of the country's cultural heritage, including music, visual arts, dance, literature, debates and food. It will begin in June 19th and it will go until September 5th. Gilberto Gil, Os Mutantes, Tom Zé, Sócrates, Milton Hatoum and lots of other artists on one big event. Here's the promotional video, only a little taste of all the diverse talents that will be part of the festival.

And if Brazil is on a good phase, the same can be said about comics, getting a lot of attention and recognition all around the world, proving itself to be more than just pretty pictures, but one of the most fresh and inovative forms of art and storytelling of our times. With that in mind, among the literay attractions of the festival, there's going to be a panel with Fábio and me on July 5th at 7pm, where we'll talk about comics in general, our work and what Brazil has to do with all of that.

You can get all the information about Festival Brazil on their website. You can learn more about our panel and also book your ticket for one of the 250 seats here.

On our most recent work, Daytripper, we are telling a story different from all the others we have told before. We are showing this Brazil that no other comic has ever shown. Let's all meet up in London and talk about how we can always be surprised by people, what they do, the places we know and the ones we are yet to discover.


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