BRAZILIAN COMICS IN KOREA (TOPAZ, CREEK&RIVER AND KOMACON)
BIRA DANTAS (TATU-MAN COMICS STRIPS) firstname.lastname@example.org Tatu-man is a daily published strip character in Correio Popular, newspaper from Campinas, Sao Paulo (Brazil). http://www.cpopular.com.br/tiras/tiras.asp
He is an anti-hero, and always get into difficulties, like work, enemies, renting and of course… girls! I’ve published the first 12 strips on my blog: http://caricasdobira.blogspot.com/2010/07/tatu-man-no-correio-popular-no-graphiq.html This strip makes an interesting intersection with the Superheroes&Movies’ world. I think that could be funny for Korean people know a character with Brazilian style. News about the character (in portuguese): http://www.bigorna.net/?secao=noticias&id=1280229454 http://www.mundohq.com.br/site/detalhes.php?tipo=3&id=69
OTHER COMICS PROJECTS (These 3 have been published by Escala Educacional Publisher - Literary Comics Project)
1. DON QUIXOTE:
88 full-color pages I have adapted spanish Cervantes classic best-seller into Comics. http://domquixotehq.blogspot.com
2. O ATENEU:
58 full color pages It's a brazilian classic written by Raul Pompeia. Script writer Ronaldo Antonelli adapted it and I drew and painted. http://ateneuhq.blogspot.com
3. MEMORIAS DE UM SARGENTO DE MILICIAS:
56 full color pages. Another brazilian Classic written bt Manoel Antonio de Almeida. Adapted by writer Indigo, drew by me, colors by Maurilio DNA and Caio Freitas.
4. ZOMBIES IN OLD WEST
80 pages (b/w) Script: Leo Melo Drawings: Bira Dantas and Fabiano Carriero Old Michael "Mad Dog" Tannen is one of the worst thieves of the Old West, being sought by robberies, murders and a rape. But when the old city of Bartertown is invaded by a zombies horde, the old rabble came to turn some few survivors' only chance to continues alive. Making the youth hostage's Billy, they cross the city looking for a way to discover what hells are happening and, mainly, of liberating the city of the undead ones.
MY SHORT BIO: I´m 47 years old. Was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and live in Campinas. I drew the comics magazine ”Os Trapalhoes” from 1980 to 1982. In1985, I was president of AQC (Cartoonist and Comics Drawer Association). I published my Comics in magazines as Quadreca, Pantano, Tralha, Porrada, Megazine, Bundas, Sem Essa, Prismarte Terror, Caraminhola, Subversos, Camiño de Rato and “LULA, a winner´s history” the official comics biography of the brazilian president). I’ve created editorial cartoons to newspapers as Retrato do Brasil, Folha da Tarde, Diario do Povo, Correio Popular (Tatu-man strips), Workers´ Unions’ newspapers (as Sinergia, Sindipetro and Sindae) and websites http://www.chargeonline.com.br (Editorial cartoons) http://www.bigorna.net http://www.fotolog.com.br/art3_xpresion/78025216 (Columns with articles about Comics and Cartoons)
CARTOON Brazilian Humor Contests like Piaui, Belo Horizonte/Caratinga (MG), Santo Andre/Ribeirao Preto/Araras/Piracicaba (SP), UNACON (Brasilia), Carioca Humor Contest and Volta Redonda (RJ), Porto Alegre/Lageado/Univates (RS), Pernambuco (FIHQ-PE). International Contests of Cartoons “ParaRAIL world”(Russia), “II Rencontre du Dessin de Presse” Carquefou (France) and Argentina, India, Iran, Greece and Norway… http://chargesbira.blogspot.com/2009/06/donald-duck-meu-cartum-na-terra-do.html http://homenajealnegro.blogspot.com/2007/03/mendoza-da-silva-bira.html http://www.fotolog.com.br/art3_xpresion/78882058
PRIZES: 1986-First Prize (caricature) Cartoon Contest of Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 1992-Special Prize at Humor Saloon of Araras (Brasil) 2000-Two special Prizes at Humor Saloon of Ribeirao Preto (Brazil) 2002-Merit Diplom (Zumbi dos Palmares) from Municipal Chamber of Campinas (Sao Paulo). 2003: Best Brazilian Cartoonist / Angelo Agostini Prize, First prize (caricature) at Ramiz Gökçe Cartoon Festival (Cyprus), Angelo Agostini Prize as brazilian best cartoonist. 2004- Special prize at Volta Redonda´s Humor Contest. 2005: Speaker in the World Comics Conference (South Korea). http://www.bigorna.net/index.php?secao=artigos&id=1129590480 2005: Angelo Agostini Prize as Best Brazilian Cartoonist. 2006: I had my comics “Rainy days” published in Quantum Spies magazine (South Korea). http://www.quantumspies.com/ 2007: Brazilian HQmix prize by coletive Comics book Front (Via Lettera publisher). 2008: Brazilian HQmix prize Quarto Mundo. Comics signing session at Lambiek Book Store (Holand). http://lambiek.net/artists/d/dantas_bira.htm 2009: Honourable prize Redman China Cartoon Competition, First Prize Short Comics in Serbyan Cartoon Festival, Strips First Prize in Paraguaçu Paulista Cartoon Fest (Brazil). I had my comics “Who killed the indian Galdino?” published in Ziniol (Poland’s Comics magazine). http://chargesbira.blogspot.com/2010/03/bira-day-no-blog-polones-de-hq-ziniol.htm