Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Diburros Sketchbook 2011

The San Diego Comic-Con 2011 was amazing. I met great people and received a wonderfull feedback from Masters like Sérgio Aragonés, Mike Mignola, Neal Adams, Jean Paul Leon, Geof Darrow, Frank Cho and many others.

There I released my first sketchbook, The Diburros Sketchbook 2011.

I was at the #1320 Booth with my friends Gustavo Duarte, Rafael Albuquerque, Becky Cloonan, Jill Thompson and the brazilian wonder twins Gabriel Bá & Fábio Moon. Respect!

The book has a stockpile of observational drawings, quick sketches, and general musings from trips, downtime at work, lunch with friends and most importantly, for the sheer pleasure of drawing. There are 52 pages, 35 with never before seen sketches and 8 pages of a WTF short story.

Quoting Joan Huang "Your drawings were gorgeous and disturbing in all the right ways. I love how full it is of art and ideas, even on the front and back covers. I utterly adore your handwriting, as well, and if you ever end up producing a comic with text, you should definitely consider hand-lettering. I really liked how profane yet matter-of-fact many of the sketches were, and how they jumped from realism to absurdity, a fairly accurate representation of the real world (or at least the one I've been experiencing). Like I told you at the convention, I find the ink-washed look to be beautiful and I particularly enjoyed the prone figure on the page with the angels and the beer. And in honor of never being alone, I might just have you keep your sketchbook with me at all times."

Here are the Comic Shops where you can find it!

326 Fell St. San Francisco, CA 94102

4014 Piedmont Ave. Oakland, CA 94611

1845 N Western Ave. Chicago, IL

PO Box 24612 tempe, az 85285

20655 S. Western Ave. Ste. 104 Torrance, CA 90501

601 Markham Street – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – M6G 2L7

Rue Dante 75005 Paris, France

Hope you enjoy the book!