Where were you born? Where did you grow up? I’ve born at São Paulo and was raised at Mauá, a small town next to São Paulo.
How about your schooling? Had you gone under any art training? I’ve got a few classes when I was younger, but never did a REAL course due to several reasons... I learned so much with people who work with art and comics, and trading informations with’em.
How long have you been working professionally in comics? At 1994 I’ve participated on a comic named 100% HQ Brasil, that gathered stories from many amateur artists on the job, also there were other project unfoortunatelly cancelled before reach the stores.
What things — both in art and otherwise — have you worked on, besides comics? Are comics a full-time gig for you or part-time? At 2005 I began working to advertising market, so I left comics aside for a while and kept praticing and following as a reader... after a few tryouts to get back to samples, e just came back FOR REAL at 2011, and from that day on I’m fighting to break into the market.
Talk about how you broke into the business –was it easy? Hard? Ups? Downs ? Any interesting anecdotes? When you held your first published work in your hands, how did you feel? So, I got great and bad, really awful moments, tough times. For now it’s still tough hahahahaha but I keep fighting for better days... I’ve got this feeling to have something of mine, published, in my hands, but nothing compared to american market, as told before, I can’t wait for that.
How did you settle on the style(s) you’re currently using? If you have multiple styles how did you develop them? I believe I’ve reached the style that I got today, thanks to every influences that I got along my life, also I always talked to other professionals.
How did your parents take to the idea of working in comics? I’m estimulated by my parents to work with that, speially from my father... he knows that not just with comics, but to life itself, it’s tough, and always incentivate myself to study, to never give up, even at the moments I was thinking about to give in.
How would you describe your work space? Is it part of your home, or do you go “to the studio”? During the day, I work in a producer, and I draw at home by night. I try to leave my space at home (to draw) the most clean as possible, kkeeping everything at my reach.
What job are you the proudest of? Not yet , but I hope to have it ASAP.
What are you currently drawing? Comments on that project? I’m focused to make good samples, to different publishers.
Talk about your family: Parents, siblings, home situation. I have many support at home, with my parents, and also from my wife... maybe from my pets too”? hahahaha
What projects do you hope to work on in the future? I hope to work with nice projects, for good publishers and writers.
Where do you see yourself in five years? ten? hahahahaha I hope to live... and make comics in full time.
What is the interest in comics where you live? Do friends and neighbors know you draw comics for a living? How do they react? Where I live people doesn’t have many interstet on comics, usually, I find people who like comics, in close places, but not where I live.... many people thinks it’s good and ended up intersted.
What’s one thing you’ll always find in your refrigerator? PEPSI!!!
What’s your favorite food? Barbecue.
What are your favorite interests –Movies? Music? TV? Any hobbies? Sports? I like movies and TV series in general, I like soccer, to watch, I’m an awful player.
Have you ever thought of writing your own stories? Yeah, from times to times I find myself planning a few ideas, but I’d prefer to leave it for the future.
What’s an average day in your life like? Walk us through a typical day. I’m used to help my parents at their restaurant until lunch time, and afterwards, I go to my own studio where I work. I come back home at night and spend the whole dawn drawing.
Do you have any great, unsold projects in your files that nobody’s gotten to see published? Yes, I have, a story I wouldpublish in an Anthology with some friends but sadly it didn’t get results.
If you weren’t a comic-book artist today, what would you be? Probably I’d work with selling.
The single thing you’d most like to be remembered for in your life is…? Like a guy who believed in something and went to war, got many obstacles here and there, but kept strong and believing.
Any other tidbits of info about you that you are like to share? I don’t know hahahaha Vai Curintcha?!
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