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Breaking into Comics & Aluisio Cervelle Santos

A person, who insisted on remaining anonymous, emailed me about an interview on how to break into comics. It all seemed very mysterious and exciting, and I can never pass up an opportunity to talk about myself. I can tell now he/she doesn’t know me very well because I’m described as “…possibly the nicest man alive”. Hmmm.

Anyways, I christened the blog with my cheeky rambles and it’s up here for your reading pleasure. The blog is called Comicz Quest: A quest to find how to break into the world of comics. And I think it’s a pretty fucking good idea for a blog. If anyone out there has their own tactics and stories, hit this mystery person up and talk some shit.

I sure hope it’s a lady. I sure hope it’s ROSARIA DAWSON! Oh man that’d be EPIC.

Titties aside, I need to speak briefly about a young man who is destined to set fire to everything he touches. He is only the most energetic and fearsome  artist in brazil today, he’s my mate, and his name is Aluisio Cervelle Santos.

Zsabreuser, to you, I spotted Al through his frenetic and insanely detailed work on VOID a few years back. Since then, he has supplied numerous magazines with editorial illustrations, competed and won the July 2009 Zuda competition with his rock and roll epic ROCKSTAR, provided alternative covers for Kill Audio Volume 1, and has assisted and saved my ass from unemployment countless times.

The guy simply DOES NOT. FUCK. AROUND. Every piece he creates lifts right off the page and strikes a killing blow to the senses every time. The fact that he cites me as an influence is a joke, seeing as his stuff runs circles around mine any day. He even helped me out massively by talking me through his colouring process, which I didn’t really follow, but did end up unlocking a lot of hidden doors in my mind that helped me colour quicker, and totally ruin the deadpool issue.

If you appreciate dynamic characters, explosive composition and heavy metal incarnate, you’ll follow this guy to mars and back. Please do.

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