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David William Foster

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780813036656

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813036656.001.0001

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Drawing São Paulo

Drawing São Paulo

The Graphic Fiction of Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá

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(p.135) 10 Drawing São Paulo
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São Paulo
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David William Foster

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813036656.003.0011

Graphic humor and narrative are particularly modern cultural genres, and their content, format, and parameters of legibility are characteristically urban: the material details of the cityscape are rendered in all their complexity as part of both foreground and background of the stories told in the successive snapshots of the strips of graphic narration. Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá, who are fraternal twins, have worked extensively in various graphic genres, from the gothic and fantastic to the illustration of literary classics. However, their graphic novel, De:Tales: Stories from Urban Brazil, confirms their interest in the narratives of the megalopolis. Significantly written and published originally in English, De:Tales is a collection of 12 short stories in graphic form that focus on the tensions of urban life set against the backdrop of the often staggeringly daunting city that São Paulo has now become. This chapter analyzes a selection of comic strips from De:Tales.

Keywords:   Fábio Moon, Gabriel Bá, graphic novel, comic strips, São Paulo, Brazil, urban life, megalopolis, narratives

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