sexta-feira, 31 de dezembro de 2010

O Colega de Quarto página 4

Nothing better than the last page of the comic I've been posting to close the New Year, uh? I bet you've been itching to know how it ends. Well, itch no more, for here it is!

Time for the reveal: this story was based on the famous urban legend "Aren't you glad you didn't turn on the lights?", that you can check out on the place for all things related to urban legends, Snopes.

I hope you enjoy the last page, and Happy New Year! I hope all of you have an awesome 2011. See you next year!

sexta-feira, 24 de dezembro de 2010

Merry Christmas!

Just a quick post to wish everyone who visits this littl corner of the interwebs, takes a look at my work and comments, a very Merry Christmas! Have a good one, guys!

Fun fact - This is the first entirely digital work I'm halfway pleased with, and I did it in a rush. It's a Christmas miracle!

quarta-feira, 15 de dezembro de 2010

Kubrick's Garage 26

Finally, Kubrick's Garage is back! For those not in the know, Kubrick's Garage - or, in its original portuguese title, A Garagem de Kubrick - is a webcomic I draw, written by my friend J.B. Martins, that focuses mainly on cinema. We were forced to a little hiatus due to both being buried in work, but now we're back. And we did this very special splash page to open the new season.

We worked with our friend Filipe Melo, a portuguese jazz pianist, comic writer and movie director and producer (and super talented in all these fields!), to produce this little homage to a very special person who passed away recently, o Senhor do Adeus. He loved cinema, so we thought this would be a good idea for a tribute.

I thought it would be nice to show the evolution of this particular piece in a different way, so check it out below. Hope you enjoy it!


O Colega de Quarto página 3

How are those guesses coming along? Hmm? I gave you plenty of time since my last post (hum, yeah, huh... that's the reason why I haven't posted lately). No cigar? Well, it doesn't seem like it. Anyway, here's the third page of The Roomate! Only one to go before the revealing and extraordinary climax.

sexta-feira, 3 de dezembro de 2010

O Colega de Quarto página 2

So? Did you guess the urban legend my comic was based on yet? Well, if not, here's the second page to help you out. I'll give you a hint - you might be familiar with the story, but with two girls as the main characters. Brainstorm a little more!

terça-feira, 30 de novembro de 2010

O Colega de Quarto - The Roommate

I worked on a four page comic based on a very popular urban legend. I'll post the 4 pages here, and you guys can try and guess which urban legend it is before I post the final page. I apologize about posting the pages only in portuguese, but I didn't have time to translate them. Still, I think you may be able to guess with only the help of the drawings.

Hope you enjoy, and keep checking the blog for the next pages!

segunda-feira, 22 de novembro de 2010

Zona Negra 2 - a sneak peek

Finally, after a few printing issues, the latest issue of Zona - Zona Negra II - is out! I already have my book, and it looks awesome. I'm not just saying that because I have a comic published in there (well, maybe a little bit), but I seriously think the books have been growing in quality and it's a joy being a witness, as well as a part of, this progression.
I can't really show you my work just yet - you'll have to buy the book, which you can do online through the project's blog or, if you're in Portugal, chances are your local comic shop will carry it. I will, however, share a few photos that work as a sneak peak to the comic I drew, written by my friend and Kubrick's Garage co-creator and writer, J.B. Martins. Enjoy!

sexta-feira, 12 de novembro de 2010

Todd Ingram - Now with weird colors

Since I couldn't make anything new to post the last few days, I decided to throw some colors on the Todd Ingram (the super powered vegan from Scott Pilgrim) sketch I had to post here. I'm going to blame this color scheme on sleep deprivation. Still, hope you enjoy! More to come soon!

quinta-feira, 4 de novembro de 2010

Todd Ingram

Well, my scanner has decided to be a little bit of a party pooper this week and I haven't been able to use it. I'm hoping I can get whatever problem it has fixed this weekend so I can get on with work, but while it's not working, here's a photo of a drawing I did today and that I plan on coloring: it's Todd Ingram, the super-powered vegan from the Scott Pilgrim comics. Enjoy, and hopefully I'll have the colored version up soon!

terça-feira, 2 de novembro de 2010


For those of you that don't know, FIBDA - also known as Festival Internacional de BD da Amadora - is the main comic festival in Portugal. I never got the chance to go before, because it's kind of far from where I live, and it's not always possible to travel 600 km on a weekend, but finally this year I got to go. And as an invited author, to sign autographs and draw! It was a great experience. Not only did I get to share it with my talented better half Pedro Carvalho, but we got to see friends we don't get to see often, we got to meet other talented people and, most of all, we got to draw. A lot. Which is awesome. I met some really nice people who support my work ,and that really makes me want to keep pushing and keep going, no matter how hard it gets. It's not always easy, but events like this boost my confidence and my will power. So now I'll leave you with a little photo sum-up of the weekend I spent at FIBDA.

This is me, with my usual nobility, sat down and ready for the first signing to begin. GO!

Ah! Signing already. That's good. I was signing the first Zona Negra, so I think I as drawing a zombie.
It was the only zombie I drew, too. I felt proud.

Here's Pedro Carvalho and João Raz.

Here's the line-up of artists signing on Saturday. You can only see a little bit of my head, I'm behind Pedro.

After some long hours of drawing, what do artists do? Draw more, of course. We all went to dinner and couldn't help drawing all over. This part of the table was mine, Pedro's and Fil's.

On to day 2! Here's me and Paulo Marques. Photo courtesy of Bongop :)

Here I am again, totally focused on drawing the Hammer Killer. Whack! Photo courtesy of Nuno Neves.

Here's a super quick drawing of Scott Pilgrim I drew for Bongop!

Aaand here's a Atomic Robo I drew for someone else.

I don't have more photos for now, I spent all the time drawing and didn't take many photos. However, you can expect some more photos the next few days, since my friends will probably get me some more photos.

See you soon with some new scribbles!

quinta-feira, 21 de outubro de 2010

Atomic Robo

I recently discovered the Atomic Robo comics and I have to say... I highly enjoy them. They're a lot of fun, Robo is a really cool character, and I absolutely love the art. I couldn't help doing a quick bit of fan art. Enjoy, and I highly recommend you read Atomic Robo!

quarta-feira, 20 de outubro de 2010

Zona Negra 2

Alright, this information is a little bit more relevant to my portuguese watchers, but I'll keep it in english so everyone can understand it. The next issue of the alternative magazine Zona, Zona Negra 2, will be released on October 30th, on the Amadora BD festival. For those of you that don't know, Amadora BD is the largest festival dedicated to comics in Portugal, so this is pretty cool. Zona Negra 2 is focused on horror, and has 96 pages of comics and illustrations in black and white, dedicated to the theme. In addition to that, it features an interview with Manuel Alves, a long-term collaborator. The awesome cover for this issue, that you can check out below, was created by Ricardo Reis. I, along with many other artists, will be there signing autographs on October 30th and 31st, so if you're in the area, please stop by!

I collaborated with my friend, and co-creator of Kubrick's Garage, J.B. Martins, to create a 3-page comic. I can't show it to you yet - you'll have to buy Zona Negra 2 if you want to see it - but I can give you a little tease: here's a pannel from my comic.

This issue has a selection of works created by 28 authors:

Adelina Menaia -
André Adonis
André Oliveira -
Carla Rodrigues -
Carlos Páscoa -
Catarina Guerreiro -
César Évora -
Diana David -
Diogo Campos -
Fil -
Gabriel Martins -
JB Martins -
João Figueiredo -
João Raz -
Locato Buscaglia
Manuel Alves -
Miguel Gabriel -
Miguel Santos -
Pedro Carvalho -
Ricardo Correia -
Ricardo Reis -
Rodolfo Buscaglia -
Rui Alex -
Sónia Brochado
Sónia Oliveira -
Véte -
Z! -

If you want to buy this, or other, issues, please go to Zona's blog and you can take it from there. Shipping is free to Portugal.

segunda-feira, 11 de outubro de 2010

So I recently watched Aachi and Ssipak...

It's a south-korean animated movie, and it's simultaneously one of the coolest and weirdest movies I've ever seen. Here's a super quick drawing of one of the characters. Enjoy!

segunda-feira, 4 de outubro de 2010

Toy Story

Toy Story is one of my favorite franchises of all time, animated or otherwise. I saw the first one when I was 10 years old and now, as a grown up of 25, I saw the story come full circle with Toy Story 3. These are great movie, full of heart and humor, and with such a colorful cast of characters, that I felt sorry for never drawing Woody and Buzz - outside of their brief appearance on one of the Kubrick's Garage strips. Today I had a day off from work and decided to right that wrong. Here's a quick pic of Woody and Buzz I managed to put together in this lazy day that I've been long deserving. Hope you enjoy it!

segunda-feira, 27 de setembro de 2010

Kubrick's Garage 24

Once again, sorry for not translating this, but time is something I haven't been able to afford lately, ugh! This is Kubrick's Garage number 24, and who can honestly say didn't feel this way at the end of Toy Story 3? I know I did. *sniff*

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segunda-feira, 13 de setembro de 2010

Zombies vs. Cheerleaders issue 2 - Cover

Last weekend I received the amazing news that me and my super talented friend Mark Slater made the cover of issue 2 of Zombies vs. Cheerleaders. I was extremely excited to hear this, not only because it was an honor to colaborate with Mark on this piece - I had the pleasure of coloring his awesome linework - and I'm really proud that we made the cover. So now you know: on November, look up Zombies vs. Cheerleaders issue 2! Click to fullview!

quinta-feira, 9 de setembro de 2010

Vampires through time

I know I'm saying this so many times that it's starting to lose meaning, but I'm really sorry for the erratic posting! These days are wreaking havoc on my drawing productivity, since my day job is eating most of my time. I really feel sad about this because all I want to do is draw, sadly it's just hard to find the chance to. Hopefully things will look up soon!

Meanwhile, I'll leave you with a work I haven't posted anywhere else yet. It's the short comic I made for the most recently release of Zona, Zona Gráfica. It's called Vampires Through Time, and although it's only available in portuguese for now, I think it's pretty self-explanatory. Hint: Twilight vampires are garbage. As always, click to fullview. I hope you enjoy this, and I hope to be back with more new works soon!

sábado, 21 de agosto de 2010


Lately, me and Pedro Carvalho have been getting into Deadpool. We weren't very familiar with the character, so we started buying some of the newest Deadpool comics, and surprise, surprise... we really liked them. I mean, there's not much in the way of depth here, but Deadpool - also known as the Merc with a Mouth - is a very funny character and that makes the comics entertaining. So it was only a matter of time before I tried to draw Deadpool. And here is a short cute-ish Deadpool for you. See, I promised new stuff and here it is. More to come soon, I hope you like this!

quarta-feira, 18 de agosto de 2010

Savage Dragon

So a while ago I read all of Pedro Carvalho's old issues of Savage Dragon. I had never read it, and since I kept hearing about it, I decided to give it a go.

It's not really a type of comic for a 25 year old girl to read. The huge amount of women that throw themselves at Dragon, each of them with more boobage than the next, lets me know that this is a comic made with a sort of male adolescent target. But, that being said, the Dragon is actually a pretty badass character and there are some good storylines and a really cool sense of humor. So, despite me rolling my eyes sometimes, I enjoyed the ride. Back then, I did a little drawing of Savaga Dragon himself, so here he is now. It's from last October so it's almost one year old, but here's hoping you enjoy it anyway. Hopefully I'll be able to post some new works soon!

terça-feira, 17 de agosto de 2010

Kubrick's Garage 23

After my hiatus, nothing better to catch up with posting than with a Kubrick's Garage I hadn't posted yet, Kubrick's Garage number 23. This one I didn't translate, because either way I don't think the joke would get across - this is a gag that involves not only old Indiana Jones, but also a portuguese movie (O Crime do Padre Amaro) that, big as it was in my country, isn't really big outside its borders. But hey, all you need to know is that there's a refrigerator gag and I hope you enjoy the drawings anyway! As always, don't forget to click on the page to fullview.

I have a new computer - a laptop - and I'm still getting used to the screen. The colors come off very differently from what they used to in my old monitor, so I have to adjust myself a little and practice the coloring on this new machine.

sexta-feira, 30 de julho de 2010

Metamorpho for Nate Bellegarde

So today is Nate Bellegarde's birthday. He is an amazing artist, and I urge you all to go check out his blog here. His request for birthday gifts was very simple: he asked people to draw Metamorpho for him. And so I did! I don't know Nate personally, and to be honest I'm not that familiar with Metamorpho either, but he is an artist whose work I really admire, and so I couldn't let his birthday go by without drawing good ol' Metamorpho. I've been with a horrible lack of drawing time - as you can all guess by the irregular posting - but I manage to save a couple of minutes last night to draw this humble sketch of Metamorpho.

Happy birthday, Nate!

Edit: Comics Alliance made a nice round up of all the Metamorphos drawn for Nate, so you can check all of them out - and mine too! - at the Comics Alliance website, here. Go, go, go!

Toxic Avenger

Awesome illustrator and all around cool guy Carl Pearce promoted a little competition over at his deviantart page a while ago. What was the theme of the competition? Well, nothing more nothing less than the Toxic Avenger. He suggested people drew whatever they wanted from the Toxic Avenger universe, and it sounded like a really cool idea to me - Toxie is one of those iconic B-movie characters, and I had never drawn him before, so this was a great excuse to do so. Carl liked this pic, and I had a blast doing it, so it all came together nicely. You might have seen the pic before, but even if you have, I hope you enjoy it all over again.

quinta-feira, 22 de julho de 2010

Kubrick's Garage 22

Here's the latest Kubrick's Garage, for your viewing delight! I even translated this one, but I've been told that wouldn't have been necessary, since the punchline on this strip is so clear. And that is: Ash + shotgun + shooting a vampire in the head = win. Formula for success, kids. Here it is, I hope you enjoy it, and don't feel sorry for Edward. He's a vampire, he's dead already.

Don't forget to click on the page to fullview!