My name is Murilo Martins (sometimes Muro, sometimes @mu_tron, sorry about that…) - I’m the one totally not doing a power ranger cosplay, BTW. I am a comic book artist from Brazil exhibiting on my first MeCAF - The Maine Comics and Art Festival (Portland) and releasing my new book, a 112-page-self-published-little-beast called “I’m a German Shepherd” - you can click here to see a preview.
This show is the last stop of a crazy trip that started in Brazil and included Stumptown Comics Fest in Portland (Oregon) and TCAF - The Toronto Comic Arts Festival . I’m happy I survived (so far), so stop by my table and I can tell you some stories and talk about my books with my weird brazilian accent, ok?
I loved the wallpaper of my hotel’s room. It’s perfect to show some books and posters and postcards I’m bringing to MeCAF, the last stop of a one-month journey exhibiting in comic conventions through US and Canada.
(I just wanted to be a better photographer, but you can see them live on sunday;)
Posters & Postcards
I have a lot of different posters, in different sizes - there’s even a nice pack of 4 mini posters.
I’m bringing also this postcard set, and some nice rubber-stamped postcards.
On the left, “I’m a German Shepherd” (112 page, colour). It’s my new independent book. I must have 30-something left.
On the right, my other book: LoveHurts (48 pages, B&W and 2 colors details, screen print cover) was released last year at the San Diego Comic Con. All copies are numbered, and I’ve printed only 600. I must have twenty-something left.
That’s it. This is how my table will probably look like, and this is me. Come by to say hi and make fun of my brazilian accent!
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I’m a German Shepherd is my new graphic novel. I’m releasing a very special and limited edition at some comic book conventions this year:
Stumptown, in Portland, OR
TCAF, in Toronto
and MeCAF, in Portland, ME
If you’re going to attend any of these, come to visit my booth to say hi!
- I’m a German Shepherd
- Self published
- 112 pages, color
“Barking long soliloquies in the vast hinterland stands a German Shepherd. The ever zealous breed, a brave specimen, particularly stubborn and stoical optimist. Murilo Martins’ second independent comic book is a tribute to working dogs. But, most of all, it is a fine piece of writing that is able to raise some important questions such as: how do we control our instincts? What if our nemesis is at the same time our genetic ancestor? Reading this short tale of the lonesome life of a German Shepherd will make you happily wag your own tail.”
Lies I’ve Told My 3 Year Old Recently
“Trees talk to each other at night.
All fish are named either Lorna or Jack.
Before your eyeballs fall out from watching too much TV, they get very loose.
Tiny bears live in drain pipes.
If you are very very quiet you can hear the clouds rub against the sky.
The moon and the sun had a fight a long time ago.
Everyone knows at least one secret language.
When nobody is looking, I can fly.
We are all held together by invisible threads.
Books get lonely too.
Sadness can be eaten.
I will always be there.”
Raul Gutierrez, “Lies I’ve Told My 3 Year Old Recently”
(click on the image to see more pictures)
Whew. I’ve been to three conventions in a row: NY Comic-Con, FestComix in São Paulo and Gibicon in Curitiba. And I thought I was tired after San Diego Comic-Con … I think I’ll hibernate for a week (at least) this time.
Thanks AGAIN, for everyone who likes the book, the page, who shared and commented posts, who came to say hi, who could not go but sent good vibes. And a special thanks to friends who are still my friends, although I do not go for their birthdays / baptisms / weddings / events in general anymore.
Thank you so much.