Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Casanova celebrates 10 years

CASANOVA returns in June, celebrating 10 years since its first publication.
CASANOVA: ACEDIA #5 Cover A (Diamond Code APR160677) and Cover B (Diamond Code MAR168905) hit stores on Wednesday, June 1.

The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, May 9.

(See more at: https://imagecomics.com/content/view/casanova-acedia-celebrates-ten-years)


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Eisner Nomination!

They have just announced the 2016 Eisner Award Nominees and we're extremely glad that TWO BROTHERS has been nominated for "Best Adaptation from Another Medium".

And congrats to all the nominees! What a great year for comics.


Wednesday, April 06, 2016

NCS Rueben Award nomination

I'm really thrilled and honoured to have been nominated for a NCS Reuben Award, on the Graphic Novels division (or category), for my work on TWO BROTHERS.

The winners will be announced on May 28th at the annual NCS Reuben Awards dinner in Memphis, Tennessee.


Coming back from the dream world

I’ve been having some interesting dreams. A lot of cliffs and sea shores, a lot of dark and mysterious parking lots, and a lot of strange and exotic hotels. In these dreams, I’ve met people I know in real life, people I don’t ( or even can’t in case they’re dead) and a lot of imaginary characters from my imagination, and some from others. It’s nice to meet a character from a book you read in your dreams, and it’s fascinating to see two actresses swimming on the still waters of the sea shore, by some cool looking rocks, discussing how they never thought they would act together, playing the same character in two different ages.

There was a seductive quality to the fabric of these dreams of late, and it left me wondering how to replicate such fabric in a comic book. Maybe it’s the mix of raw honesty you find in dreams, when people say what you think and know how you feel, and the surreal quality of this imaginary world.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

How to talk to girls in JUNE, 2016

You can already order our Graphic Novel "HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES" HC, adaptation of the short story by Neil Gaiman.
It comes out in June 15th, 2016, by Dark Horse Comics.
Item Code: FEB160019In Shops: 6/15/2016SRP: $17.99
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Two teenage boys are in for a tremendous shock when they crash a party where the girls are far more than they appear! 
From Neil Gaiman-one of the most celebrated authors of our time-and award-winning artists Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá, this sumptuous graphic novel is not to be missed! 
• Moon and Bá adapt the Gaiman story they were born to draw!
"Gaiman, Moon, and Bá have created a triolet of a book, lyrically powerful and utterly unforgettable."
-Junot Díaz
"How can something so strange and so beautiful also be so sad? Like a poem, a pattern, and a people whose world was swallowed by the sea, How To Talk To Girls at Parties is three things at once." 
- Kelly Sue DeConnick
"Had sneak peek at How to Talk to Girls at Parties. What boys fear! That girls are very smart aliens who will do frightful things to you in The Upper Room! Teenage angst. Lovely drawing/painting." 
-from a Tweet by Margaret Atwood
"A haunting ode to the lyric of girls, who for our protagonists represent a vast, uncharted universe. An extraordinary comic from three extraordinary creators."
- Marjorie Liu
"Gentle, strange, and full of perfectly good advice ('You just have to talk to them!'), How to Talk to Girls at Parties is wise and odd. Neil Gaiman's writing is sweetly complemented by Fábio Moon & Gabriel Bá's art. It's a quirky delight."
-Audrey Niffenegger


Monday, December 14, 2015

Neil Gaiman and girls in 2016

In June 2016, Dark Horse will publish our graphic novel adaptation of Neil Gaiman's short story How to Talk to Girls at Parties. The books has just been announced by Publisher's Weekly.



On Neil Gaiman's words, “they have a storytelling aesthetic where [depicting] body language is everything. The story is all about what’s in the narrators’ heads, so it can be very hard to do that in comics. It’s incredibly enjoyable to write a story and see them make it real.”

We've been working on this book since last year and we couldn't be happier with it.


Neil Gaiman's How to Talk to Girls at Parties (Hardcover) | 978-1-61655-955-7 | 6/15/2016 | $17.99


Thursday, December 10, 2015

Frank Miller

Eighteen years ago, Fábio and I went to our first San Diego Comic Con International. It changed our lives. All those comics, creators, publishers. All our idols. One in particular had – and still has – a major impact on our careers: Frank Miller. That year, he gave a very inspiring opening speech at the Eisner Awards that we will never forget. And among other things, he did a signing session, to which I gladly waited in line. And with all my courage at the time, I told him I had come all the way from Brazil and asked if I could take a picture with him. It was the first time I stood so close to him, he was taller than me. In fact, he was a giant.


Frank Miller - Gabriel Bá / SDCC 1997

That seed that was planted back in 1997 has grown. We have a career in comics, we have our work. We've been back to SDCC 17 times, almost every year, and met with Frank Miller on few other occasions. None with such an impact as that first one. Until now.

Unbelievably enough, Frank Miller came to Brazil, came to São Paulo, our city, as guest of honor of Comic Con Experience, a very big convention here. He came to promote Dark Knight III. He made lots of fans very, very happy. One of them, of course, was me.

We were incredibly honoured to have Frank Miller visit our studio, we showed him a little of our work, our comics, our life. And after 4 days, with all the courage I had inside of me, I asked for another picture. One that will change my life the same way as that first one did.


Frank Miller - Fábio Moon - Gabriel Bá / São Paulo 2015

Eighteen years ago, I was 21 years old and Frank Miller was 40. I am 39 years old today, and I'm meeting new creators that are 21, 20 or younger. I can't tell what the future brings, but I have faith that the next eighteen years are going to be awesome.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Morning warm up


Saturday, November 14, 2015

Strange Creatures

Quase Nada 374
"We're all strange creatures to somebody else's eyes" is what the last panel says.
In times like this, when very little makes sense, it’s easy to be taken by this fear of the other. We look suspiciously to everybody, in fear of their savage side, and even more afraid of our own savagery.

Friday, October 23, 2015

AMA with Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá

The time has come for you to ask everything you ever wanted to ask, but didn't have the chance.
Next monday, October 26th, 2PM ET, AMA with Fábio Moon and me at reddit
https://www.reddit.com/r/comicbooks/ 
‪#‎TwoBrothers‬


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

TWO BROTHERS in New York.

Nothing happens out of the blue and it's easy to loose track of time when you spend so many years working on the same project. You may forget all the other things that happened during those years, what has changed since the last time you were there. Last time we were in New York was in 2010, we had just released the last issue Daytripper. I can say for sure that everything changed for us after that book.

Five years later, we were back in New York with an Eisner and Harvey awarded book that spent four weeks on the top of The New York Times bestsellers list, published in twelve languages, respected and beloved by authors, critics and readers. And we were there to release our new book, TWO BROTHERS.

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We began our trip with the right foot, with a discussion and signing session at Barnes & Noble in Tribeca. We arrived half an hour earlier to let our anxiety steam a little down, and when we finally began talking with the audience, we were warmly welcomed by everyone, always paying attention and full of interesting questions. Everyone present left inspired and happy, with their books signed, glad they were there, being part of that special moment. Right there, the book was out on the open, it was free. We could finally relax a little and recharge for the next four days that awaited us.

We love conventions, the interaction with the readers, meeting new creators, the adrenaline of selling your own books and sharing the passion for your work with everyone who stops at your table. We’ve been to four different conventions in the U.S. this year and we could see what they have in common, the differences, the artists that go to every each one of them, the publishers, the T-shirt/Toys/Light Saber stores, the cosplayers. Bigger and smaller events. New York Comic Con has grown a lot in the last five years since we’ve been there, specially the Artist Alley. It was great returning to the crazy frenzy of tabling, specially with a fresh new book that would only come to the stores the following week.

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We sold 100 copies of Two Brothers in two days. Dark Horse had more books shipped overnight for the weekend to have it at their booth. We were rarely not busy on our table. With a career of almost 10 years in the U.S., readers had a lot of different stuff for us to sign, but what brought most of them there was Daytripper. The single issues, the trade, the deluxe hardcover edition. But most importantly, what the story meant to each one of them. A book that remains with the readers after they finish reading it, one that is constantly given as a gift for loved ones, one that is the entryway to comics to so many people.

Saturday was our busiest day and we were barely at our table. We had our spotlight panel in the morning, a signing session at the Dark Horse booth, followed by five interviews about the new book. After all that, we waited an extra hour at the booth just so we could give our book personally to Frank Miller. It’s great to have idols that inspired and influence you. On the very few occasions we happen to meet ours, we make sure to show the respect they deserve. We have a successful career, our work, our fans, but it’s always good to remember we have still a long road ahead of us.

Two Brothers signing at the Dark Horse booth - NYCC

Life is made of choices, and we’ve chosen to go to New York to release our new book. It was a group effort to guarantee the books would be there in time, to set up an event on the bookstore, to get us a table at Artist Alley and a spotlight panel on the official program. We bought the tickets, the convention and the publisher got us the hotel rooms. We spent almost a week in New York without doing any sightseeing, no shopping, nothing a tourist is encouraged to do so easily there. We went there to release the new book and we had to return right away, for work awaited us.

I’m not sure when we’ll be back in New York, but I am in no hurry. The new book’s journey has begun and we were glad it happened there. Today, the book arrives on every comics shop around the U. S., and many other places that buy and read comics published on the American market. The book has already been released in Brazil and in France, and in two weeks it will be released in Italy (at Lucca, our next trip), but I feel like from now on, the book will really reach the whole world. It’s just a matter of time.