Silver Timothy, Damien Jurado: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4sQz6Y5g88
Unlocking the Truth = a 12yo heavy metal/hard rock band
New Pixies song/video released.
2014, I already love you.
Ah, yes. I’ve just made some more coffee, and sat down at my desk. I usually do a little “year in review” post on my blog, but I don’t use my blog much anymore. Tumblr is kind of the new blog, right? Does one even need a blog these days? I mean, really.
So here I am, wrapped in my poncho,…
Becky on self-publishing and comics around her (literally). I know exactly what she means - been using boxes of comics as furniture for a couple of years now, but I can’t see me not self-publishing anymore.
47-year-old breast cancer survivor Molly Ortwein gets a seven hour chest tattoo from artist Colby Butler of Unfamous Miami. Visit http://www.P-ink.org for more of the story.
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 ; MeCAF, in Portland, ME and…
Thought Bubble, in Leeds (UK)!
Come visit table 13/14 and I tell you all about my book with my weird brazilian accent!
- 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."
Ah! The smell of black ink in the morning.
"What do cartoonists do when we drink coffee and nerd out? We discuss craft & reminisce on the masters of the medium. This morning, we picked four cartooning heroes who passed away recently, and copied panels as a tribute(…)”
More about this exercise on Craig Thompson’s Blog
I’m doing this little “world tour” to promote my new book, I’m a German Shepherd. I wanted to make some quick photoset-posts right before the conventions, but I failed miserably. I’m also failing now, in fact. I had this Idea a couple of minutes ago: “Ok, I’m in Portland, Maine, It’s Thursday, MeCAF starts only Saturday, this is the first day in almost a month travelling that I have some time to breath, so let’s post some photos of Stumptown and TCAF! Let’s get the iPhone… Oh, nice, a lot of photos of TCAF. Let’s go back. Ups! Where are the photos of Stumptown?, there’s a lot more, I’m sure… aw, I remember. They’re on the iPad. The iPad I forgot on my friend’s house in San Francisco…”
So, here are some photos of TCAF.
I’ll post the Stumptown photos later - as soon as I rescue my iPad.
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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?