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TUNE 8 - Parte 1 na RIO COMICON!

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 6, 2011, 7:15 PM
Confira acima a capa da primeira ediçao de TUNE 8, revista, de 32 páginas, totalmente colorida, que será lançada na Rio Comicon (de 20-23 de Outubro, no Rio de Janeiro).

Tune 8 é a webcomic que produzo semanalmente para o portal IG Jovem, e é também minha estréia como escritor solo. Então o orgulho de ver isso impresso em papel, é grande!

Nesta ediçao, contamos o início da jornada de Joshua, um viajante do tempo que acabou se perdendo em um local estranho e inóspito, e encontra, em uma desconhecida voz feminina, sua única esperança de sobreviver.

A revista contará com uma vasta sessão de "making of'", mostrando o passo a passo da criaçao dos personagens, sketches antigos, e comentários sobre a produçao.
Semana que vem, postarei mais informaçoes sobre os produtos que estarei vendendo no estande White Russian Society, juntamente com meus parceiros Gustavo Duarte, Marcelo Braga, Karmo, Rafael Grampá, Roger Cruz, Rafa Coutinho e Pedro Franz.

  • Mood: Euphoric
  • Listening to: Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
  • Reading: American Vampire!
  • Watching: The Social Network
  • Playing: Guitar
  • Eating: Curry
  • Drinking: Beer

Vote for AMERICAN VAMPIRE on the SCREAM Awards!

Journal Entry: Thu Sep 8, 2011, 4:57 AM
What a year! I couldnt be happier with all the recognizement that American Vampire is getting. I definitely speak for Scott, Stephen and Mark too when I say THANK YOU!
Today we got this great news!
We were nominated for the Spike TV's SCREAM Awards for Best Comic Book or Graphic Novel! This is a really cool ceremony, promoted by Spike TV and features the coolest Sci-Fi, Horror, movies, heroes and, of course comics of the year.

You can help us to win this one, clicking here (www.spike.com/events/scream-aw… and voting for us!

THANKS!

Rafa.

  • Mood: Euphoric
  • Listening to: Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
  • Reading: American Vampire!
  • Watching: The Social Network
  • Playing: Guitar
  • Eating: Curry
  • Drinking: Beer

Next Stop: AVILÉS, Spain! Open for Commissi

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 17, 2011, 4:43 PM
So, the last convention of the year (probably) is also, one of the ones i was expecting the most. I'm going to Spain for the "XV Jornadas de Cómic de Avilés". This is so special because its my first time in Europe, and i cant wait to visit the beautiful city of Avilés in person and meet the European fans of my work as well!

I'll open a short list of 10 COMMISSIONS (and 10 only) to be delivered there. Below the info:

€200
Full body character;
Inked and greytone washes;
Minimum background;

€100
Extra character;

No exceptions.

To add your name to the list, please, send me a message trough here. Advanced payment only (paypal).

I'll also bring some LIMITED PRINTS (American Vampire and Superboy) (for € 20,00 each) and ORIGINAL AMERICAN VAMPIRE ART for sale.

Can wait to see you guys there!

Rafa.

  • Mood: Euphoric
  • Listening to: Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
  • Reading: American Vampire!
  • Watching: The Social Network
  • Playing: Guitar
  • Eating: Curry
  • Drinking: Beer

American Vampire wins the Eisners!

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 28, 2011, 2:30 PM
The unbelieveble happened. We DID won the Eisners.

At the moment I was so nervous that didnt know what to say.I can't remember what I said. But, I'll now, thank everybody that deserves praise for this.

First of all, the master of horror, Stephen King, who brillantly collaborated with a phenomenal Skinner Sweet origin story, and, I'm sure, have a crucial importance in the recognizement of the book.We couldnt have a better godfather for the book.

Dave McCaig. I dont understand why ha was not nominated as best colorist, but i know, he is the best in the business right now. BEST ONE. I couldnt be more honored of being working with a color monster like this.

Will Dennis. The guy who got me into the project. The guy who trusted in my work, even seeing mainstreen stuff like Blue Beetle and Superman/Batman believed that i could do something totally different, against all odds.

Karen Berger. She is though, i always had fear of her, until met her. She is simply amazing, and i have never seen anybody who cares about her people as she does. Pleased to be "one of yours".

Special thanks to my co-workers and big friends Mark Doyle and Scott Snyder.

I have written about Mark before. He is the guy who pushed me in getting something better, ALL the time. Sometimes im lazy. He doesnt let me. He is the guy who fights me to do the best thing, but as well, i know he fights for me to do the best thing, and that, makes him the best editor I have ever worked with.

What else can i say about Scott? I am an only child, but Scott is like my brother. We simply "cliked" since the begining. We have the same ideas for vampires. Is a guy who shares all the ideas with me. Not only American Vampire, but also Batman, Iron Man and everything else he does. I have never seen anybody as excited about work in comics as he is. Its contagious.

Guys.I'm glad to share this award with all of you.

Im glad to share this award with everybody who voted for us.

Im glad to share this award with everybody who read the book. The ones who liked and the owned who didint as well. Just for giving us the chance.

Thank you all who believed in vampires that dont sparkle.

Rafa.

  • Mood: Euphoric
  • Listening to: Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
  • Reading: American Vampire!
  • Watching: The Social Network
  • Playing: Guitar
  • Eating: Curry
  • Drinking: Beer

Devious Journal Entry

Journal Entry: Sun Jul 17, 2011, 12:50 PM
Hey everybody!

This year, I'll share the booth #1320 with the fellas Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá, Jill Thompson, Gustavo Duarte, Marcelo Braga and Becky Cloonan and should be on the booth most of the time.

However, I'll have some signings and panels over the show, and here is my schedule (so far):


Thursday – July 21

2-3 pm – SIGNING (DC booth #1915) with Snyder and Francavilla
5:45-6:45 pm – DC PANEL: VERTIGO EDITORIAL (Room 6DE)

Friday – July 22

12-1 pm – SIGNING (DC booth #1915) with Snyder, Francavilla, Higgins and
McCarthy
5:30-6:30 pm – DC PANEL: VERTIGO: AMERICAN VAMPIRE (Room 6DE)

Saturday – July 23

2-3 pm – SIGNING (DC booth #1915) with Snyder, Francavilla, Higgins and
McCarthy



Some events might change, but not that much. If you are doing to San Diego, would be a pleasure to meet you!

Cheers,
Rafa.

  • Mood: Euphoric
  • Listening to: Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
  • Reading: American Vampire!
  • Watching: The Social Network
  • Playing: Guitar
  • Eating: Curry
  • Drinking: Beer

COMMISSIONS FOR SDCC!

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 11, 2011, 7:25 AM
Hey everybody.

Due the big numbers or requests, i'm opening a list for 15, and ONLY 15,commissions for SDCC. They will have all the same specifications:

$200
Full body character;
Inked and greytone washes;
Minimum background;

$100
Extra character;

No exceptions.

To add your name to the list, please, send me a message trough here (rafaelalbuquerque.com/contact/… . Advanced payment only (paypal).

Ill be in the booth #1320! See you there!

Rafa.

  • Mood: Euphoric
  • Listening to: Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
  • Reading: American Vampire!
  • Watching: Nothing, really.
  • Playing: Guitar
  • Eating: Curry
  • Drinking: Coffee

New website online

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 8, 2011, 5:26 AM
Hey everybody. Quick update from an airport, just to remember that my new website is online! Finally! Check it out: www.rafaelalbuquerque.com.
Right now, going to Argentina, to the beautiful city of Rosario to the convention Crack Bang Boom 2.

See you there!

Rafa.

  • Mood: Euphoric
  • Listening to: Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
  • Reading: American Vampire!
  • Watching: Nothing, really.
  • Playing: Guitar
  • Eating: Curry
  • Drinking: Coffee

Eisner Award Nomination!

Journal Entry: Fri Apr 8, 2011, 10:11 AM
Hey! Long time i dont write here. Its been hard to be active in all those social networks. Im briefely writting this to share the good news! I was nominated for the Eisner Awards! The book i've co-created with Scott Snyder and Stephen King was nominated as "Best New Series".

Thanks everybody who follow the book and helped to make it happen!

Cheers,

Rafa.

  • Mood: Euphoric
  • Listening to: Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
  • Reading: American Vampire!
  • Watching: Nothing, really.
  • Playing: Guitar
  • Eating: Curry
  • Drinking: Coffee

American Vampire and Holidays

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 26, 2010, 9:13 AM
Im getting a lot of messages asking if im leaving American Vampire. Guys, i really appreciated the love and concerning but DON'T WORRY! IM STILL IN!!

The book is my main project, im very happy on it, and really, Scott, Mark and I we are preparing a lot of really cool stuff for the next arcs. Ill stay for the WHOLE run, drawing the main arcs while we will ave some guest artists (Like Mateus Santolouco who is beautifully illustrating issues #10 and #11 and the awesome Danjel Zezelj who is taking care of issue #12. Ill be back on issue #13, that will feature a new big arc on the 4oties.

Again, thanks for the love, and enjoy Santolouco and Zezelj art! They are really kicking ass!

Happy Holidays,


Rafa.

  • Mood: Euphoric
  • Listening to: The Wonders Soundtrack
  • Reading: American Vampire and XForce scripts
  • Watching: Nothing, really.
  • Playing: Guitar
  • Eating: Toasts
  • Drinking: Coffee

American Vampire wins the IGN Best of 2010 Award!

Journal Entry: Fri Dec 17, 2010, 4:08 AM
Every year, the entertainment website IGN chooses the year's best videogames, movies, TV shows, and, luckly, COMICS!
After several good reviews from them, American Vamipre, the comic series that I run with Scott Snyder was choosen the BEST NEW SERIES of 2010 and nominated for BEST SERIES OF THE YEAR.

We coludn't be happier with everything that happen in 2010. The great feedback from the reviews, all the love of the fans.

Thank you IGN fellas, its a big honor,  and even more, thank YOU for reading this book!



Rafael.

  • Mood: Euphoric
  • Listening to: Almost Famous Soundtrack
  • Reading: Story
  • Watching: Nothing, really.
  • Playing: Guitar
  • Eating: Strogonoff
  • Drinking: Juice

American Vampire V1 is a NYTimes Bestseller!

Journal Entry: Thu Nov 4, 2010, 5:27 AM
Hi Everybody.

There is a looong time I dont post anything here and i have a good excuse. I just had no time to do anything else than American Vampire and going conventions. I didnt even had time to download the pics yet! Now, things are calmer.

Unfortunately I wont attend Rio ComicCon, so ill have more time to give the blog and social networks the proper attention.

All right! American Vampire Vol1 HC is out for about a month, and i have to say, its going really well. So well, that the book is on the NY Times Bestseller List for 3 weeks.

I really want to thank Scott, Stephen, Mark and Will for making it happen, and specially, the support of the fans, who are really making it happen.

Soon, ill do a post about NYCC and Crack bang Boom. The two conventions i went last month!

Rafa.

  • Mood: Euphoric
  • Listening to: Audioslave
  • Reading: American Vampire's Scripts
  • Watching: 300
  • Playing: Guitar
  • Eating: Beef w/ Onions
  • Drinking: Juice

New York Comic Con Schedule!

Journal Entry: Sat Oct 2, 2010, 4:31 AM
Hi everybody who will attend NYCC!

Ill be with my stellar friends Ariel Olivetti, Becky Cloonan, Ivan Brandon, Leandro Fernandez, Gabriel Bá, Fábio Moon, Gustavo Duarte and Andy McDonald at the Artist Alley tables #F4-F9.

Come to the tables to meet us!

Below, my signing/panel schedule!


FRIDAY, OCT 8

3:30-4:30pm: SIGNING Signing AMERICAN VAMPIRE @ DC/Vertigo booth


SATURDAY, OCT 9

1:15–2pm: Signing MONDO URBANO @ Oni Press booth

2-3pm: Signing AMERICAN VAMPIRE @ DC/Vertigo booth

3:45—4:45 - Vertigo Panel (Room 1A06-07)



SUNDAY, OCT 10

12:30-1:30pm: SIGNING Signing AMERICAN VAMPIRE @ DC/Vertigo booth

  • Mood: Euphoric
  • Listening to: Metallica
  • Reading: The Walking Dead
  • Watching: Tenacious D - The Pick of Destiny
  • Playing: Guitar
  • Eating: Chicken w/ Vegetals
  • Drinking: DIet Coke

NY Comic Con: COMMISSIONS OPEN!

Journal Entry: Sun Sep 5, 2010, 2:46 PM
Hi!
I'll be attending this year at NYCC Artist Alley and I'm taking commissions to be delivered over there (or shipped with costs not included).

Portrait(pencils/inks): $100
Portrait (pencils/inks/washes): $150
Full body (pencils/inks): $180 (aditional character + $120)
Full body (pencils/inks/washes): $260 (aditional character + $160)

If you have any questions or are interested in ordering, please, contact me trough a Note to get the details.


Thank you!

Rafael.

  • Mood: Euphoric
  • Listening to: Jamiroquai
  • Reading: Bottomless Belly Butto
  • Watching: Family Guy
  • Playing: Guitar, sometimes
  • Eating: Curry
  • Drinking: Sake

San Diego Comic-Con. I'll Go!

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 14, 2010, 7:06 PM
Next week, I’ll be flying to California, USA, to attend in one of the biggest comic (entertainment) conventions in the world. The San Diego Comic-Con.

Im happy on getting back, my last time was in 2007 (ok, its just 3 years but feels like 10). And this year is even more special, first, because Mondo Urbano, The first volume of the creator owned project I run with Mateus Santolouco and Eduardo Medeiros is finally coming out by Oni Press; second, because American Vampire, the amazing project im doing with Scott Snyder and Stephen King(!) is already arround, and selling out! We will be signing everyday in Vertigo’s booth and talking about it in a couple of panels; and last, but not least, for the first time in my SDCC history, Ill share a booth, with the amazing artists Gabriel Bá, Fabio Moon, Cliff Chiang and Jill Thompson. NICE! You can find us on the booth #1320 and I’ll be selling limited prints, American Vampire (and other) original art, books and of course, arround if you just want to pass by and say hi.

See you there!

R

Below, by Vertigo schedule for the con. Soon, Oni schedule too!


WEDNESDAY, JULY 21

7-8pm: SIGNING @ DC booth



THURSDAY, JULY 22

3-4pm: SIGNING @ DC/Vertigo booth (#1915)

6:15-7:15pm: PANEL – Vertigo: The New Classics(*)



FRIDAY, JULY 23

3-4pm: SIGNING @ DC/Vertigo booth

5:30-6:30pm: PANEL – Vertigo: On the Edge (**)



SATURDAY, JULY 24

3-4pm: SIGNING @ DC/Vertigo booth



SUNDAY, JULY 25

10:30am-11:30pm: SIGNING @ DC/Vertigo booth

  • Mood: Euphoric
  • Listening to: Titãs - Cabeça Dinossauro
  • Reading: Havier than Heaven - Kurt Cobain's Biography
  • Watching: Family Guy
  • Playing: Guitar, sometimes
  • Eating: Spaghetti
  • Drinking: Wine

American Vampire #4 Out NOW!

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 23, 2010, 5:49 PM
Running as hell to finish issue #5 this week. While waiting, guys, check out the issue 4, one of the best stories i ever drew (Thanks Scott and Stephen). Really, go get it.

  • Mood: Euphoric
  • Listening to: Red Hot Chilli Peppers Live!
  • Reading: Havier than Heaven - Kurt Cobain's Biography
  • Watching: Big Bang Theory
  • Playing: Guitar, sometimes
  • Eating: Spaghetti
  • Drinking: Wine

American Vampire #3 is out! Go get your copy!

Journal Entry: Sat May 22, 2010, 3:39 AM
Hey everybody. I have been working as a crazy bitch lately and had absolutely no time to update my DA page, nor my blog or anything else. For the ones who messaged me, sorry taking too long to reply back. Im reading them all and really appreciated all the support but ill just awnser it all when the vampires give me a break. ;)

Regarding vampires, BTW, last wednesday American Vampire #3 came out in great shape! Check out some reviews!

comics.ign.com/articles/109/10…

www.craveonline.com/entertainm…

www.comicvine.com/news/review-…

comicattack.net/2010/05/vrav3/

ifanboy.com/reviews/JesTr/dc_c…


If you dding get yours yet, go get #3. If you are not following this series, its highly recomended! Ask to your retailer issues #1 and #2.

Cheers!

Rafael.

  • Mood: Euphoric
  • Listening to: Green Day
  • Reading: American Vampire#3
  • Watching: Nothing, really
  • Playing: Nothing, really.
  • Eating: Less carbs
  • Drinking: Water

American Vampire #2 - Out this week!

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 19, 2010, 3:15 PM
Check out the look of the new breed of vampires on American Vampire #2, out this wednesday (April 21th).

A couple of pages that reveal their look, was published by USA Today, early this month. Too see them, visit my website www.rafaelalbuquerque.com.

Go get your copy with my cover or with the classic master Bernie Wrightson variant.

Enjoy!

Rafa.

  • Mood: Euphoric
  • Listening to: Gogol Bordello
  • Reading: American Vampire!
  • Watching: You Tube crap
  • Playing: Guitar
  • Eating: X
  • Drinking: Beer

American Vampire #1 out this Wednesday!

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 15, 2010, 6:54 PM
Hey folks.

The moment we have been working for the last 8 months, is finally coming! American Vampire #1 will be out this wednesday. To promote the releasing, the popular website The Daily Beast has released today a nice preview of issue #1 and nothing less than an interview with Stephen King, talking about the project and writing comics for the first time.

Check it out the pages on my gallery and run to your comic shop and buy one, no, two copies of the book. (Worth it, there is a variant from Jim Lee).

Cheers,

Rafa.

  • Mood: Euphoric
  • Listening to: Gogol Bordello
  • Reading: American Vampire!
  • Watching: Nothing, really.
  • Playing: Guitar
  • Eating: Fish Nuggets
  • Drinking: Water

MONDO URBANO in English!

Journal Entry: Sun Feb 21, 2010, 4:43 PM
I was anxious for like a week, waiting for Oni Press May's Solicitation. It FINALLY CAME OUT!
MONDO URBANO, the Brazilian Indie series, created by Eduardo Medeiros, Mateus Santolouco and myself will finally be published in US by our friends from Oni Press (www.onipress.com). This trade will include the original serie PowerTrio, Overdose, Cabaret and Encore, and will also bring a totally new "Bonus Track"story.

Stay tunned, soon we will post some new stuff about that and ORDER IT NOW!


Thanks!


Rafa.

  • Mood: Pride
  • Listening to: Metallica Death Magnetic
  • Reading: American Vampire scripts
  • Watching: Werewolf
  • Playing: Guitar
  • Eating: Sushi
  • Drinking: Water

American Vampire #2 Cover: Making Of!

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 14, 2010, 6:16 AM
Vertigo's official blog has just released the creative process for American Vampire #2 cover. Check it out clicking here: vertigo.blog.dccomics.com/2010…

  • Mood: Pride
  • Listening to: Red Hot Chilli Peppers Live!
  • Reading: Lobo: Portrait of a Bastich
  • Watching: Shelock Holmes
  • Playing: Guitar
  • Eating: Sushi
  • Drinking: Diet Coke