Thursday, March 31, 2005

Sneak peek.

Haven't talked about Smoke andGuns around here in a while. Yes, that's true. But Larry has, and he's once more showing this great ad for Black Diamond, which features a very small bunch of very hot pages from Smoke and Guns. We still haven't decided which pages will be in this particular preview (the talked about Black Diamond book) and maybe those in the ad won't be in it once it comes out.

So, if I were you, I would go find myself some magnifying lenses and would enjoy that "BLAM".

Baby steps.

sometimes I think people have know idea how a drawing (or a bunch of then, for that matter) gets done. The picture is there and you just see the finished product. But how did it come to that?


From layout to finished art of some illustration work my brother and I did for a brazilian magazine.

We were kind of bummed we had to combine drawings and pictures, but the result did not end up like crap, I think.

Some images changed, some remained the same. It was all for the best, in the end.

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

New adventures.

Every new story is a new adventure, one that we must face head on and full of joy. If the story is drawn by my brother, than we are all going to have a blast. As I always say, he's the best artist in the world. Even if I'm exagerating, he's worth every word of praise he can get, and I can't wait for our next story together.

This is one image from his latest work. Enjoy.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Here comes the monkeys!

Let me tell you about monkeys.

They are nicer than dogs, for they don't bark. They smell bad, I'll give you that, but so does cat litter, and if you have a cat, you'll need a cat litter box and you'll have a smelly house anyway.

What's my point?

Buy yourself a monkey.

They're really cheap right now, but their market value is rapidly growing.

Buy yourself a monkey.

They come in all different sizes and colors.

Monday, March 21, 2005


I love the silence in this picture, and the way it tells more than if I had said anything.

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Everybody loves monkeys.

Everybody loves monkeys and I wonder why that is.

Maybe they (the monkeys) are cute, but you know that's not really true. Maybe they're funny in a silent movie kind of way.

Monkeys are so similar to humans at times that we sometimes think that we too behave like they do and, therefore, wouldn't it be natural for them to behave like us as well?

Now, don't be silly. Why would monkeys behave like us?

They know better.

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Are you looking?

Why do you hold back? What are you waiting for? What am I waiting for?

Nobody should wait. At least, we shouldn't wait and do nothing. If you're doing something, you're not waiting, you're building, we're learning, we're going towards something that, for better or worse, is ahead of us.

Only if we take the journey can we discover what's there.

Are you looking?

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

For the girls.

for today the day is theirs.

Sit beside me.

Sit beside me today.

Even sitting, you float. And you look at me with your shiny dark eyes, always waiting for a surprise. Wait that I'm almost there. I come from far, from a distant dream where I got a present for you. I come only now on the day you least expect me, but need me the most.

Sit that I have a story for you.

Your story.

Too bad we have but a day, for your story is much longer than that. In fact, I've been telling your story for some time now.

I plan on keep telling it for the rest of my life.

Friday, March 04, 2005

sketch number 2.

Sketches are good to solve problems with very few lines. You learn how to choose your lines, the same way you have to choose your words when you're writing.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

sketch number 1.

I missed doing sketches. Drawing straight with a ball-pen, mistakes being an intrinsic part of the work, looking out at the work and writing in images your impressions.

It helps you think and it helps you feel.