Last weekend, 9 and 10th of March, I was in Coimbra for CoimbraBD comics festival.
I monitored two workshop sessions about Comics and Micro-narratives about daily life.
On the first session, we made a little zine about ourselves, drawn by other participants.
The second session was more introspective; the guests were challenged to draw a four panel comic inspired on a personal theme.
Here are some pictures:
On sunday 10th, I hosted a open talk with different female comic artists: Joana Afonso, Rita Alfaiate e Sofia Neto. We talked about our work, creative process and answered some questions from the public.
At last, I finally got to hold my new book - The Other Side of Z - that was published by Kingpin Books in partnership with ComicHeart and Gfloy - Portugal, simultaneously in Portuguese and English languages.
The book will be officially presented next saturday, 16th March, in Kingpin Books store, Lisbon, by 4pm.
See you there!
Next weekend, March 9 and 10, I will be in CoimbraBD for the first time, thanks to Bruno Caetano's invitation, along with many others and other artists, some of whom I share a collective exhibition with (Women in Portuguese Comics' Scene of XXI century)
In addition to the exhibition, I will be teaching a workshop about comics and self expression, and presenting the a new book I've illustrated, under the script and words of Nuno Duarte. O Outro Lado de Z (The Other Side of Z) is published by Kingpin Books, in partnership with G Floy Studio - Portugal and Comic Heart.
See you there!
No próximo fim de semana, 9 e 10 de Março, vou estar pela primeira vez no CoimbraBD, a convite do Bruno Caetano, em conjunto com muitos outros e outras artistas incriveís, algumas das quais com quem partilho uma exposição colectiva.
Para além da exposição, vou ministrar um workshop de Banda Desenhada e vai ser lançado o album que ilustrei sob o argumento do Nuno Duarte, O Outro Lado de Z, publicado pela Kingpin Books, em parceira com a G Floy Studio - Portugal e Comic Heart
Espero lá por vocês!
Last week, I was invited to visit Du Bocage High School, in Setúbal, to direct two workshops: one for 7th graders and another 11th graders, majoring Arts.
It was a very energizing experience! Before the workshop, I had the opportunity to speak in the auditorium about Comics, Visual Thinking and Communication, and also about my work as an art teacher and comic book artist.
Thank you so much for this opportunity! Can't wait to come back :)
Here are some pictures I took during the workshops:
Last month I had the pleasure to be part of this project: ComEdu: Comics for Education, which had it's first meeting in Talsi, Latvia.
For 10 days, me and 20 other illustrations and youth workers worked in teams to develop comics to be used in educational systems. The comics are about different topics and aspects regarding social issues - ecology, discrimination, gender roles, fake media, etc.
The comics will be put together in an anthology, to be published by the end of 2019.
Here are some pictures of our week in Talsi.