O Panda Gordo is a publishing project established by João Sobral in 2011 and currently based in Glasgow (Scotland, UK).
O Panda Gordo publishes zines, books, and other publications mostly featuring comics and drawings from international artists.
O Panda Gordo also runs a distro which stocks a selection of titles published by other artists and independent publishers.
O Panda Gordo started as an impulsive naive activity, motivated by a fascination and not by an intention. It gradually became a more conscious and critical practice and although it hasn’t lost its exploratory nature, it is now admittedly political – not always in its content but invariably in its form.
The attitude behind O Panda Gordo can be summarised into the following ideas: competition cooperation; growth local structures; separation combination of brain work and manual work; professionalism amateurism; overpricing affordability; profit experimentation.