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.
I was informed recently that I've been selected to the first edition of ComEdu: Creating Comics for Education.
This initiative is supported by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action programme, together with partners from three European contries: Mondo(Estonia) and Rota Jovem (Portugal) and Kus! Komikss (Latvia). The purpose is to bring "together 20 youth workers and artists to develop something new - comics for non-formal education of young people." (citted from their blog post)
We'll be traveling to Latvia from 28 January until 3rd February for the first seminar, where we'll brainstorm our ideas, comics and projects to develop until 2020.
It's going to be a wild adventure and I can't wait to share more news!
See you soon!
On October 18, at Gallery Zé dos Bois in Lisbon, Nódoa Negra had its launch party, presenting the book to the public audience for the first time.
Simultaneously with the launch of the book, there was also an exhibition with original works by almost all the authors of the project.
The book countains artwork by 12 authors, 11 artists and 1 writer: Bárbara Lopes, Cecília Silveira, Dileydi Florez, Hetamoé, Inês Caria, Inês Cóias, Marta Monteiro, Mosi, Patrícia Guimarães, Sara Figueiredo Costa (the writer), Sílvia Rodrigues e Susa Monteiro.
Last week, I had the pleasure to fly to Bethesda, in Maryland state of USA, to attend Small Press Expo comics festival. I had a small table in the convention, together with my partner André, and on Sunday I tought a workshop entitled: "Draw Me About You".
The workshop was open to all ages, and the purpose was to use comics as a medium to describe ourselves. It was very fun, and it was the first time I run a workshop in english language!
The convention itself was amazing - the biggest one I've been part of, so far (besides Angoulême) - and I'm very thankful for the kindness and friendliness of everyone we met.
I hope I can come back sometime!
Here are some pictures:
On 5th March 2018, I had the pleasure to be part of Semana da Leitura (Reading Week), an anual initiative of the National Reading Plan (Plano Nacional de Leitura - PNL), a government protocol program that promotes reading habits and interest on literature in schools.
I was invited to visit Carvalho Figueiredo high school, in Loures, to talk about my graphic novel "Spineless Cactus". The students of 9th grade read and analyzed the book in literature classes!
During the talk, they were able to ask me questions, tell me their opinions about the book and perform a play based on their interpretation of the story. It was amazing!
Thank you so much for this opportunity <3
No dia 5 de março de 2018, tive o prazer de fazer parte da Semana da Leitura, iniciativa anual do Plano Nacional de Leitura (PNL).
Fui convidada a visitar a escola secundária Carvalho Figueiredo, em Loures, para falar da minha Banda Desenhada "Nem Todos os Cactos Têm Picos". Os alunos do 9º ano leram e analisaram o livro em aulas de literatura!
Durante a conversa na biblioteca, os tiveram a oportunidade de fazer perguntas, dar as suas opiniões sobre o livro e fazer uma pequena peça de teatro em base na sua interpretação da história. Foi fantástico!
Obrigada por esta oportunidade <3