quinta-feira, 27 de maio de 2010

Kubrick's Garage - 19

Oh boy, do I have a special treat for my international followers today. I actually translated a Kubrick's Garage to post here! Yes, all 3 sentences of it. I'm sorry I haven't done this much before, but I've been incredibly busy and translating pages with a lot of dialogue is a bit time consuming. That being said, I hope you enjoy this page! It's pretty self-explanatory, so it probably didn't even need the translation, but there you have it.

Click on the page to full-view it! Also, don't forget to look on the right-side of the blog for the link to the Kubrick's Garage facebook fan page. Follow us there! You'll get the pages before anywhere else, plus sketches and other slices of coolness. It's a win-win situation!

terça-feira, 25 de maio de 2010

Zona Gráfica

Hello, everyone! I'm still busy as hell, so updating hasn't been easy - but here I am today with some cool news. The new issue of Zona (a comics and illustration project I've had the pleasure of being a part of), Zona Gráfica, will be released at the 30th May in the International Comics Festival, in Beja, Portugal (so if you're in Portugal, you know what you should be doing next Sunday).

It's composed of two volumes: the first one is 106 pages of awesomeness, in black and white, with a fantastic cover by the artist Z! (a.k.a. José Pinto Coelho). Roll in the awesomeness of this cover for a while. You know you want to.

On the other hand, the second volume is composed of 52 fully-colored pages, and the cover was created by Manuel Alves, who did a kick ass job on it! Look at it. Love it.

I have an interview on the black and white issue, and a short 1-page comic on the colored issue, so I've spread my sillyness over two volumes. Nice. If you want to know what other artists contributed for Zona Gráfica, just look here:

Try to spot me! I already gave you a clue, I'm on both volumes.
I'll keep you posted about the release. Expect some photos after next weekend, and hopefully I'll get to post some art meanwhile!

sexta-feira, 21 de maio de 2010

Night of the Living Podcast

As you all know, I love horror movies. When I started listening to podcasts, I discovered a lot of horror podcast, and started following some of them.

Night of the Living Podcast quickly became my favorite - not only did they discuss horror movies, but all the hosts are hilarious and I swear I almost can't listen to the show on public places because it's hard not to crack up. So, a while back (so this isn't exactly new work), I decided to draw a little gift for the hosts, and this is what I came up with

It was easy deciding on what I wanted to do: since it's a podcast "dedicated to all things horror", trying to reproduce the general look of an old, vintage EC comics cover seemed like a perfect choice. That's what I went for, and hopefully that's the vibe you got.

I can't recommend this podcast enough to horror fans, the hosts are not only hilarious but very capable of delivering some really interesting discussions about horror movies and film in general. It's my favorite podcast out there, so go to NOTLP and check it out for yourself!

quarta-feira, 19 de maio de 2010

Sketchcards - now with 100% more eBay!

Remember those sketchcards I posted a while back? No? Well, here's a refresher:

I donated them to Comics for Cures, and they're now up for auction on eBay. They'll later be part of a gallery show starting May 22nd on Comic 2 Games, Florence, KY. You should bid on them, it's for a really good cause: all the money made from the sale of the cards goes to the American Cancer Society. To bid, just click on:

Yeah, Terry was renamed "Tenny", but his fighting soul remains intact. I hope you also check out the other cards up for auction, there is some really good stuff - including some awesome cards by my lovable and talented boyfriend Pedro Carvalho (no, I'm not biased!).

New stuff coming soon, hopefully!

sábado, 15 de maio de 2010

Herbert West: Re-animator

As you may or may not know, I am a huge horror fan. There's nothing like watching a good horror movie and feeling those chills on the back of your net, the goosebumps on your skin, and that feeling that you won't be able to go to sleep with all the lights turned off. But on the other hand, watching a bad horror movie can also be fun: the combination of crappy acting, horrible dialogue, cheesy special effects and cheap scares make some bad horror movies more hilarious than most of the regular comedies churned out by Hollywood.

That being said, Re-animator is one of my absolute horror movies. It doesn't take itself seriously, I really like the acting, the story is great, and the gore and crazyness level is through the roof: it makes for a very well-paced and fun horror movie. Last time I watched it, I couldn't help but making a little tribute to good old Dr. West.

I'll try to upload this post with a couple more tidbits (sketches and stuff). I've been incredibly busy lately, and I don't want to leave this blog collecting dust! I apologize to all of you, but soon there'll be new things to look at over here, so stay tuned!

quarta-feira, 5 de maio de 2010

Kubrick's Garage - 18

I'm already working on page number 19 of the ongoing Kubrick's Garage webcomic, and I just realized I forgot to post page number 18. It's no big deal, since the stories are mostly unrelated, but I want to show it anyway. Once again, I apologize for the lack of translation - it gets tricky to translate somethings properly. But I think it's pretty self-explanatory.

Click on the page for the full-size! And don't forget, the webcomic has a facebook page that is regularly updated with sketches, drawings and, of course, the finished pages. Go here to check it out!

I'll leave you with a little bonus. I didn't get to photograph any of the sketches I did for people at both "Zona Fantástica"'s release parties, but I did get to photograph some sketches I did on a couple of volumes for my friends. Jules Winnfield is up first, and then on another book I drew a cartoony Shaun, from Shaun of the Dead, and Watchmen's Ozymandias. Enjoy!