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Comic Con Experience Announced For December 2014 In Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Comic Con Experience is the first show in Brazil covering all the main areas of pop culture: comics, TV, movies, games, cosplay, fantasy and sci-fi literature, collectibles, etc. The show is scheduled for December 4-7, 2014 in São Paulo, one of the biggest cities in the world and the economic capital of Brazil.

Set in a 20,000 square-meter pavilion, the show is expected to gather around 80,000 attendees over 4 days to celebrate pop culture.

As comic cons started as events organized by comic book fans, the Comic Con Experience announced his comic guests first, including: Scott Snyder, Ivan Reis, Sean Gordon Murphy, Rafael Grampá, Rafael Albuquerque, Olivier Coipel, Klaus Janson, Greg Tocchini, Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá. Several others are yet to be announced, including TV and movie talents.

Comic Con Experience is organized by Omelete the biggest pop culture and entertainment website in Brazil, and by Chiaroscuro Studios, a talent agency representing several top talents in the comics industry.

Brazilian fans and exhibitors couldn’t be more excited about the show. Due to the high demand, the organization has increased 33% percent of the area (from the initial 15,000 square-meter area) to meet the demand from both fans and exhibitors. Since the Comic Con Experience was announcement in an article published in the country’s main weekly magazine in January 25st, the show’s fanpage on Facebook has gathered over 50,000 fans and the organization has been approached by major entertainment companies from different countries targeting the Brazilian audience: Brazil is the fourth biggest market for games with 35 million gamers and among the top 5 markets for American movies.

For further information please write to ivan@comicconxp.com.br or visit www.comicconxp.com.br.

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Dark Horse To Release Mesmo Delivery Hardcover By Rafael Grampa On April 30, 2014

In 2010 Dark Horse Comics published the trade paperback edition of Mesmo Delivery by Rafael GrampaThe book is being reprinted in a more collectible hardcover format and will be released on April 30, 2014 for only $15.

Mesmo Delivery is a kinetic, bloody romp starring Rufo, an ex-boxer; Sangrecco, an Elvis impersonator and a ragtag crew of overly confident drunks who pick the wrong delivery men to mess with.

This new edition will feature an introduction by 100 Bullets creator Brian Azzarello and pinup art by Eduardo Risso, Mike Allred, Craig Thompson, and Fabio Moon.

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Absolut & Rafael Grampa Collaboration – Dark Noir

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As part of the Absolut’s global campaign, Transform Today, the premium vodka company announced a new project with one of my favorite graphic novelists Rafael Grampa. Entitled Next Frame, the collaboration invited users from around the world to help shape what happens within a new original story created by Grampa – as he writes it.

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Once the story was complete, Grampa transformed the still drawings into an animated film, which premiered in Berlin at MADE, a creative space by Absolut, on March 15, 2014.

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Describing the project, Grampa explained, “I am always looking for ways to transform my work. With Next Frame, I have a chance to do something I’ve never done before by co-writing the story with users online, and also by turning the illustrated story into my own animated film. It’s a very exciting project, and I am happy to be working with a brand that allows me to try new things in the way I work.”

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The goal of the Transform Today campaign is to inspire people to tap into their creative potential and explore their ability to create a new future.  Next Frame is the first example of how Absolut will bring this goal to life. In the coming months, additional collaborations with the campaign artists Woodkid, Yiqing Yin, and Aaron Koblin will be announced. Each collaboration will provide opportunities for users to interact and explore the inspirational message of Transform Today.

You can watch the final co-created animated film by Rafael Grampá and Absolut Facebook fans HERE.

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Absolut & Acclaimed Graphic Novelist Rafael Grampá Collaborate On Crowd-Sourced Animated Film

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As part of the brand’s global campaign, Transform Today, Absolut Vodka has announced a new project with graphic novelist Rafael Grampá, one of the featured artists of the campaign. Entitled Next Frame, the collaboration will invite users from around the world to make plot decisions within an original graphic novel created by Grampá – as he writes it. 

Once the story is complete, Absolut will work with Grampá to transform the still drawings into an animated film, which will premiere at the MADE gallery in Berlin on March 15th.

Jonas Tahlin, Absolut VP of Global Marketing explained how the project fit into the brand’s new global campaign, “With the launch of Transform Today, Absolut announced that it would be changing the way it works with artists. Next Frame is the first outcome of that promise. Grampá’s unique style of illustration has already distinguished him within the graphic novel community, but we wanted to give him an opportunity to transform his craft even further, allowing for new creative opportunities. Not only will he be co-writing the Next Frame story with online users, but he will also be imagining a fully original story in live motion –  a first for him.”

Building on the Transform Today ideal of ‘The future is not a given, it’s yours to create’, the project opens new possibilities for the Brazilian graphic novelist, who’s inspirational personal story is a central pillar to the campaign. After transforming his life to follow his dream of becoming a comic book artist, he has found success by creating entire worlds out of nothing but his imagination and a pen. Next Frame challenges Grampá to transform his work even further by adapting his story on-the-fly, based on consumer interaction.

According to Tahlin, “Absolut has always believed that collaboration can bring out new creative potential. Next Frame offers the possibility of a three-way collaboration, with Grampá creating the world and characters of the story, online users shaping the direction, and then Absolut and Grampá working together to create an animated film. Through this multi-part collaboration, Next Frame transforms the artistic process in the most true sense.”

When describing the project, Grampá explained, “I am always looking for ways to transform my work. With Next Frame, I have a chance to do something I’ve never done before by co-writing the story with users online, and also by turning the illustrated story into my own animated film. It’s a very exciting project, and I am happy to be working with a brand that allows me to try new things in the way I work.”

The Next Frame project will begin on February 3rd, when the story is introduced on facebook.com/Absolut. Users will then have multiple points of intervention where they can decide how the characters will progress in the story. After each decision, Grampá will create the next piece of the story, inventing new places for the characters to explore — up until the next crucial moment that users can provide input. After two weeks of international online collaboration, ending on February 21st Grampá will polish the final film, which will then be unveiled at the MADE gallery in Berlin on March 15th.

The goal of the Transform Today campaign is to inspire people to tap into their creative potential and explore their ability to create a new future.  Next Frame is the first example of how Absolut will bring this goal to life. In the coming months, additional collaborations with the campaign artists Woodkid, Yiqing Yin, and Aaron Koblin will be announced. Each collaboration will provide opportunities for users to interact and explore the inspirational message of Transform Today.

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Batman Black and White # 2 Features Art By Rafael Grampa

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The Eisner Award-winning series continues with a second amazing issue and it will feature art by one of my favorite artists Rafael Grampa!

Don’t miss new takes on the Dark Knight from legendary creators including Rafael Grampá, Dan DiDio and J.G. Jones, Rafael Albuquerque, Jeff Lemire and Alex Niño, and Michael Uslan and Dave Bullock! Plus, a cover by the amazing Jim Steranko!

The 48 page comic book is available today (October 2, 2013) for $4.99.

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Absolut Transform Today Campaign Features Comic Book Artist Rafael Grampá

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Today the vodka brand Absolut launched a new campaign with the theme “Transform Today.”

The new campaign features four artists that the brand says “craft their work by changing things, breaking things, challenging conventions and recreating themselves in order to become something more.

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One of the featured artists is a favorite of mine, Rafael Grampá. The Brazilian graphic novel creator, transforms his daring imagination into award-winning epic stories. See more HERE and watch the video below.

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Batman Black & White Statue By Rafael Grampá Due This Summer

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I am a huge fan of comic book artist Rafael Grampás detailed style and I was thrilled to see that DC Collectibles will be releasing a Batman Black & White statue based on the Brazilian artists sketches.

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The statue was designed by Grampa and sculpted by Jean St. Jean. It measures 7.2” high x 11.” wide x 4.2” deep and will be on sale in July 2013 for $79.95.

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The Comic Book Art of Rafael Grampa

The house is quiet today and I had some free time to surf the web. I chanced upon this striking image of Batman and immediately had to know who the artist was and see more of his work.

The rendering was created by Rafael Grampa, a Brazilian comic book artist who utilizes fantastic lines and interesting layouts to create detailed powerful art.

Grampa debuted in the American comics market with 2008’s “Mesmo Delivery,” and has since created various pin ups along with art in Hellblazer,  Daredevil, American Vampire and Strange Tales.

He is definitely an artist that I will keep my eye on; enjoy some of his amazing work below.

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