š! #20 Desassossego
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- 164 pages
- full colour litho printing
- perfect binding
"š! #20 'Desassossego' includes a wide selection of alternative comics by Portuguese artists. Some of them are already internationally well known, but as usual, we are happy to feature also a lot of new discoveries. The theme 'Desassossego' is inspired by Fernando Pessoa's book "Livro do Desassossego". "Desassossego" means disquiet, and the contributing artists provided comics loosely based on disquietness. Pessoa is one of the most significant literary figures of the 20th century, but this issue shows that Portugal is not only a land of literary greats, but it is also the home of many magnificent visual poets!"
The Portuguese comics scene has been recovering for the last few years from a crisis (both financial and existencial, some would say) that arose in the early 2000's. This anthology is an important documentation of this recovering scene, featuring some young artists along with older folks who have been around for a long time. I guess the fact that such a book was published outside Portugal is a clear evidence that one of the cures that have been helping the Portuguese comics scene recovering is the increasing internationalisation of its artists. And in fact Latvian publisher kuš! has been one of the most important international allies of Portuguese comics.
š! #20 'Desassossego' features an introduction by guest editor Marcos Farrajota and a contribution by photographer Tiago Casanova, apart from comics by Amanda Baeza, André Lemos, André Pereira, Bruno Borges, Cátia Serrão, Daniel Lima, Daniel Lopes, Filipe Abranches, Francisco Sousa Lobo, Joana Estrela, João Fazenda, Marta Monteiro, Milena Baeza, Paulo Monteiro, Pedro Burgos, Rafael Gouveia, and Tiago Manuel.