Wednesday, November 12, 2014

the cars that drives us.

I drew this car on the first page of my story for the cyan issue of the CMYK Vertigo Quarterly anthology.
Two weeks ago, I saw a car just like this parked on a street near my house.
"A reminder", I thought.
The car I drew is calling me back.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Dark Horse Presents #200


Dark Horse Comics will publish the milestone 200th issue of its Eisner and Harvey Award-winning comic book anthology DARK HORSE PRESENTS in February 2015, and Bá did this awesome HELLBOY cover.
His story inside, also featuring HELLBOY, was written by Mike Mignola himself, and it's a direct sequel to THE COFFIN MAN (the story I drew and Mignola wrote).
Also on this issue, Gustavo Duarte tells a story about mermaids, and Sergio Aragonés draws GROO. What else could you ask for?
For more info, click here.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The candle lit cover

As the solicitations for all Image comics coming out in January 2015 went online, some people noticed (and helped spread the word) that Casanova is coming back with the first issue of our forth volume, Acedia. I'm again handling the art, trying to out crazy my brother's pages from Avaritia while at the same being time haunted by his presence as he'll also contribute to each issue drawing the back stories (written by Michael Chabon). Things will be crazy, and they'll get crazier, and here's the cover of issue 1.

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CASANOVA: ACEDIA #1
STORY: MATT FRACTION & MICHAEL CHABON
ART / COVER: FÁBIO MOON & GABRIEL BÁ
JANUARY 7 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
Marooned in Los Angeles with no memory of his past, Casanova Quinn takes on the mystery of his criminal benefactor’s tangled and bloody history—as strange occult forces from the future conspire to… do stuff? To him? To Los Angeles? To you? YES.
Featuring the first in a series of backup stories by Pulitzer Prize winner MICHAEL CHABON and CASANOVA co-creator GABRIEL BÁ.

Bright yellows and oranges, and a lot of greys. That's what you can expect on the inside.
The funny thing about this cover is the fact that I drew it during a blackout. I was hard at work on issue 2, but the cover deadline was looming on me, and I ended up leaving it for the last minute (as most of us do), so I was drawing it one night and my entire block went dark.
I waited for a little bit, no sign of the lights coming back, and I started to worry.
The lights didn't come back, so I had to improvise. Luckily, I had some candles at home.

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Not ideal, but I made do. Later, Matt wrote me and said:
"jeez, you should work in the dark all the time."

Friday, September 19, 2014

Two Brothers' "suit day"

We've began this tradition in 2005, when Fábio finished Smoke and Guns. On the day he drew the last pages of the story, he came wearing a suit, as a way of remembering that day, making it special. He did it again in 2006 on the last day drawing The Alienist. Again in 2008, when he finished Casanova: GULA. Every new big story he finished, he'd have a suit day on the last day of the work. Our last suit day was July 19th, 2010, in London, when he drew the last page of Daytripper.

Today is another memorable day, as we finished our new book, Two Brothers. Both of us dressed accordingly. It's a very special day.


Thursday, July 17, 2014

San Diego Comic Con 2014 Schedule

 Another year, another San Diego Comic Con. The convention keeps taking over the town, so there's stuff going on everywhere around the Gaslamp quarter. If you want to catch up with me and get somes books signed, this is my schedule for this year.

Wednesday July 23 is Preview Night! Show Hours 5:00pm-9:00pm
Before preview night actually starts, I think the action happens at the Hilton Bayfront, where there'll be an Image Expo presentation starting at 2pm. Image has been releasing so many great new books by some awesome creators, that I'm really looking forward to what they might announce this time.
After that, I'll probably hit the Con floor for preview night and, as I leave the original art we made for the CBLDF at the CBLDF booth, I'll get the Casanova and Spaceboy prints and leave them, along with the original art we have, at the Beguiling booth (#1629)

Thursday July 24 Show Hours 9:00am-7:00pm
- Signing 2:30-3:30pm – DCE Booth #1915
I'll be signing all the books you can bring at the Vertigo signing table, so don't be shy.
- Art Demo 3:30-4:00pm – DCE Booth #1915
You know those art demonstrations they have at the DC booth, where they interview an artist while he/she's drawing, right then and there, and they shoot the drawing being made and project it live on a big screen? So, those. With me.
At night, probably around 8pm, there's the traditional CBLDF party at the terrace of the Westgate hotel. Many artists will attend and it's a great chance to meet and talk to them, and to look at a lot of the great original art  that will be available at the CBLDF auction over the weekend.

Friday July 25 Show Hours 9:00am-7:00pm
I don't have any signings or panels, so I'll be free to actually see some stuff at the convention. I plan on catching up with some friends and seeing some panels.
At night, I'll go to the Eisner Awards ceremony, which starts at 8pm at the Hilton Bayfront. I have a bunch of friends nominated and I'll be rooting for them while we all join in the celebration of our medium.
Whatever happens, afterwards we'll party!

Saturday July 26 Show Hours 9:00am-7:00pm
- Signing 10:30-11:30am – DCE Booth #1915
Hangover signing! I'll be signing all the books you can bring at the Vertigo signing table, so don't be shy. I'll be shy for the both of us, okay? Also, this is my last signing this year, so don't leave anything for Sunday.
Sunday July 27 Show Hours 9:00am-5:00pm

Another day without signings or panels for me, so I hope you enjoy the last day of the convention. I know I will. And I'll definitely do an "art hunt" on Sunday for those who stick until the end.
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