So, the year is almost done and I can say 2011 was an intense year, professional (and personally as well), for the good and the bad. Couldn’t be happier to see that everything turned out well. Below a few thoughts and thanks about the year that is almost gone:
It was amazing to see how American Vampire got into people’s taste, selling really well (and being #1 in the famous NYTimes List) the both volumes published so far. We were nominated for most of the awards in the industry as well, winning the traditional Eisner and Harvey Awards (an honor I’ve never imagined i’d have). Thats all really cool indeed.
However thats not the coolest. The coolest is being working with Scott Snyder and Mark Doyle every day. The most talented and awesome guys I could work with. There is no honor like that and I’d like to thank them for that.
2011 was an important year as well, because I’ve finally started to write stories myself. I have co-worked in scripts before, but I was scared as hell to write alone (and still am), but Tune 8, a web-comic published in Brazil by IG Jovem, made me to overcome this fear. I’m really enjoying doing this now, so it’s a pleasure to say that Tune 8 will be published in US next year. Really soon it will be announced and new stories with these characters are already being written. I’d like to thank the fellas Rafa Coutinho and Rafael Grampa for pushing me on this and trust me to do it.
People asked me what’s next. Keep up doing this. Keep working in cool projects, with the best people I know. For me, thats the only way to do great comics.
See you in 2012.