Friday, November 20, 2009

Used Books Shop

Another sketch made during lunch time. This one is about the "Vecchio Libro", a used books shop one block from my studio.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Internet: Enjoy with Moderation.

"עין תחת עין, ayin tahat ayin"

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Peteca's Adventure

How do you say no to your girlfriend? Especially when she knows you love movies and wants you to make a video featuring her little dog? Well, it's easier to make the video, so here it is.

"When jungle calls, it means only one thing: Adventure."

Thank you, apple, for creating the the imovie.
This small movie was filmed in São Carlos - SP, Brazil, between SET 27 and OUT 13 in 2009 using a Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-V1 and edited with Apple's Imovie '8. I also recommend you buy as many Dropkick Murphys Albuns as you can.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

"My Friends and what they're doing" - Part I

Featuring Today: NITCHOWS.
{DO NOT confound him with NITCHOWS GREEN MORTON}

This gifted artist is one of the monkeys working at the Macacolândia studio. Take your time to browse trough his great blog "Desenho Frito" and his amazing moleskine pages in his flickr account "Bruneskine".

Here's is how Nitchows probably will look like in the year 2035.

Drawing Nitchows during lunch time is always great fun! And here we can see him in his first encounter with the DEVIL. Better luck next time, my friend!

*Yeah, there's a "n" missing in the word "Strange", but it's too late to fix it.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Jesus Hates Zombies Vol. 3

Last march I was invited by Stephen Lindsay to make the cover of his beloved comicbook "Jesus Hates Zombies - Vol. 3". And here it is.

In 2007 I had already made a pinup for this series. Besides that, Stephen and I are working on a project called C-Minus that is currently on hold while we finish other things. Daniel Thollin signs the inside art of Vol. 3 and if you're interested, you can order the Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 ( Featuring Danilo's great cover ) at

Making of JHZ Vol. 3 Cover

When Stephen invited me to make the Jesus Hates Zombies Vol.3 cover, he already had an idea for what he wanted. Besides Jesus, who hates zombies, there is Abraham Lincoln, who hates werewolves. In this volume, they're going to be cruising around in the famous General Lee car, from The Dukes of Hazard.

Drawing Jesus is easy, but to draw Lincoln and the car I was gonna need some references pictures. I got everything I needed at the famous site

I started with Abe, as he was easier and more fun to draw. I hadn't started thinking about the layout, but decided to try to understand the man through some sketches of his face and his hate about those damn lycanthropes!

I liked the sketch and idea that Stephen had for the cover, I just redesigned it adding some perspective, changing the characters a little bit and and sent it for his approval.

Actually I was getting some problems with the whole car, characters, perspective composition in one sheet, so I decided to go the easy way and put all together with the help of our friend Photoshop. Of course it would be cooler to make it all work in one sheet, but I was with so little time and didn't want to keep Stephen waiting for my experiments and exercises.

I inked all of the elements separately, corrected the Lincoln face, the Jesus size and went to Photoshop to add some colors, the skyline and the Las Vegas sign.

With some textures and some dirt over our heroes, the cover was pretty much finished an I had the final image to show. Stephen was really fast to put the logo on the top of it and it was it.

Feel free to check out Stephen's site, his Facebook or Twitter for more information on release dates and upcoming projects.

Thanks, guys.

Monday, July 20, 2009


"Unlike entities in fairy tales and other stories, demons do not think of themselves as evil. In fact, you would be very hard pressed to find anyone on Earth who thought of themselves as a bad person". Words of Ryan Omega

Thursday, July 16, 2009


Reminds me the work of Istvan Banyai.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Couch Potato

couch potato is a person who spends most of his or her free time sitting or lying on a couch. This stereotype often refers to a lazy and overweight person who watches a lot of television. Generally speaking, the term refers to a lifestyle in which children or adults don't get enough physical activity." Wikipedia words.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Mythological PORCOTAURO

"In Diburro's Mythology, the PORCOTAURO (Pῑνώταυρος, Porcotauros, Pigtaur) is a
part pig and part bull creature. It dwelt at the center of the dry old Fountain, downtown, which was an elaborate skull-like construction builtby the first mayor and designed by his blind son, who were ordered to build it to hold old symbols and Ritualistic Behaviors. The historical site of the fountain, with over 13 secret compartments is identified as the site of an old druid cemetery. The PORCOTAURO was eventually retired, but still made cameos in fights just like Mickey Rourke."

Saturday, June 13, 2009


These are some brush sketches I did for my old sensei, Marcus Caires founder of Aiki Institute in Ribeirão Preto, the so called Brazilian California.

“Yokomen Uchi Kiri Oroshi”

合気道 is a Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba as a synthesis of his martial studies, philosophy, and religious beliefs. Aikido is often translated as "the Way of unifying life energy" or as "the Way of harmonious spirit." Ueshiba's goal was to create an art that practitioners could use to defend themselves while also protecting their attacker from injury.


is performed by blending with the motion of the attacker and redirecting the force of the attack rather than opposing it head-on. This requires very little physical energy, as the Aikido Practitioner "leads" the attacker's momentum using entering and turning movements. The techniques are completed with various throws or joint locks.

“Ryotedori Tenchi Nague”

derives mainly from the martial art of Daitō-ryū Aiki-jūjutsu, but began to diverge from it in the late 1920s, partly due to Ueshiba's involvement with the Ōmoto-kyō religion.

“Yokomen Uchi Sumiotoshi” & “Kotegaeshi”

Some say that George Lucas studied Aikido and consciously took a lot from it for the Star Wars movies. It seems that many of the concepts attributed to The Force in Star Wars films, come directly from an active principle forming part of any living thing, The KI 気, that is frequently translated as "energy flow", or the life-process of energy that sustains living beings.

“Ni Nin Gake Morotedori Bokyu Nague”

Today Aikido is found all over the world in a number of styles, with broad ranges of interpretation and emphasis. However, they all share techniques learned from Ueshiba and most have concern for the well-being of the attacker. This attitude has been at the core of criticisms of Aikido and related arts.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


"INKSHOT is a new comicbook anthology put together to show the world some of the Brazilian production through short and dynamic stories done with gusto."

Last year Hector Lima invited me to join this project with a 5 page story and I decided to tell about two brothers. They were born in the same day, in the same village and under the same moon. They shared a history of crime together and one day, decided to make the move of their lives. After that, everything would be different, at least for one of them.

My colleague here at the studio, Danilo Beyruth also contributed with a nice short story.

This project is powered by Hector Lima, Pablo Casado, Felipe Cunha, Felipe Sobreiro and has no release date or publisher yet, but you can see previews, author bios, step-by-step of some of the stories and links of current collaborators in the INKSHOT blog. Spread the word!

Monday, May 25, 2009

IDEAFIXA Travel Sketchbook!

The "Ideafixa - Cadernos de Viagem" or "Ideafixa - Travel Sketchbook" is a sketchbook that travels from one artist to another, following a predetermined list. Different artists, but the illustrations subject is the same: Travel. The project will result in a travelling exibition or even a book.

The concept is not so different from the Sketchtravel guys, but Made in Brazil and much easier to control.

Theese are my two pages. I took some pictures during the process and put together some kind of making of. In the last picture you can see all the materials I used in the work.

There's more on my Flickr page.

I was the 3rd to get the book here at the studio. Before me, Daldoce and Nitchows got the job done. After me, the task went to Pietro Antognioni.

The book is still travelling and you can also see more great work and people in the project Flickr page. Check it out!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Where the Wild Monkeys Are

Page of a short story I'm working on. It tells a little bit about the Judge's background story. Hope you can read it at this year's San Diego Comic Con. And if you haven't noticed it yet, I really like theese old paper textures.

Again, thanks to Stephen Lindsay, for the big help with the text!

Monday, April 06, 2009


Some are born mad. Some remain so.

I did this sketch way back in 2002, in my old sketchbook. It's a guy from the COLORS Magazine # 47. Remember that?

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Creative Commons vs. ©

Illustration I did for the Coxacreme blog. The text is about the Creative Commons (cc) license versus Coryright © in the brazilian blogosphere.


"Birds: theese mysterious beautiful creatures that came to our planet sundenly in 1962, are still an enigma today".

If you got 3 minutes, I recomend you watch this amazing british documentary: Birds of Britain. It really enlightened me about birds and bees. Enjoy!


Bad luck they say, triskaidekaphobia they say.
In eastern ukrainian military culture, especially in "old school war", where symbols often represent the opposite of their most obvious meaning, 13 sometimes symbolizes good luck, symbolizes peace.

“They said this mystery never shall cease:
the priest promotes war, and the soldier peace.”
William Blake ( *1757 +1827 )

Thursday, February 26, 2009


Last year I was contacted by the shirt.woot! guys, they wanted to see some Diburros Style t-shirt designs. I sent them some samples and here it is!

Now you can have the "First Official Braga's Shirt Woot" featturing Mr. Teddyslayer, an old Diburros character. Click here to order yours.

UPDATE: The TEDDYSLAYER T-Shirt is SOLD OUT. Thank you all who ordered it and congrats, it's a rare item now. Cheers!

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Composite Superman

What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? The answer for this classic paradox is, of course, "The Composite Superman". One of the best villains from DC Universe, preceded only by Mr. Mxyzptlk.

Here, without Photoshop.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Obama hopes for his Blackberry

Another illustration I did for Cava's blog. It seems that the Secret Service won't allow President Barack Obama to use his Blackberry. Presidents don't use email, phone, or any other kind of network, even today the famous desktop of the oval room has no computers. They seem to forget that the slogan of the man was just the opposite:

Words of Cavallini.

In Time: Mr. Shepard Fairey, I'm sorry.

Monday, January 26, 2009

The Birdman

Jonas W. Birdman, distant relative of Chuck Lizardtown, and an caricature attempt of the very young 3D artist Rafael Grassetti. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


"The story of the biker with no name, looking for adventure, looking for love..."

São Carlos Bike Riding 2009 from Marcelo Braga on Vimeo.

I did this pretentious short movie in the beginning of the year when there were no deadlines, emails and pollution, but a new world waiting to be explored on two wheels.

* Youtube version, with traditional poor quality, but much faster to load.


He's one of the world's most beloved Superhero, key character in the C-MINUS story.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Victor Frankenstein's boy

"Did I request thee, Maker from my clay
To mould Me man? Did I solicit thee
From darkness to promote me?"

John Milton ( *1608 +1674 )

Super Ham & Cheese!

Courtesy of "Fortress of Solitude Delivery"!

Another Superman

A little creepy, but you don't choose your family, your friends or your sketches, right?