Panel Borders: The art of Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon

Panel Borders: The art of Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon

In the second of two episodes looking at Latin American comics, Alex Fitch is talking to Brazilian comic book artists Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon about their work from titles such as the horror graphic novel Pixu to the surreal superhero comic The Umbrella Academy written by My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way…

Excerpts from The Umbrella Academy by Gabriel Ba & Gerard Way and De:tales by Ba and Fabio Moon

Excerpts from The Umbrella Academy by Gabriel Ba & Gerard Way and De:tales by Ba and Fabio Moon

For more info about this podcast and a variety of formats you can stream or download, please visit the home of this episode at

Links: Bá and Moon’s blog
Wikipedia pages on Gabriel Bá, Fábio Moon and The Umbrella Academy
the first 9 pages of Daytripper by Bá and Moon and The Umbrella Academy: Safe and Sound by Gabriel Bá and Gerard Way
Read an an interview with Bá and Moon from The Comics Journal

Recommended events:

Comics at The London Literature Festival

The London Literature Festival runs from July 1st – 18th at The South Bank Centre in London and features a multitude of talks, panels and presentations on the world of books. Comics are represented at the festival in a couple of events including:

Martin Rowson talks about adapting the ‘anti-novel: The Life and opinions of Tristram Shandy, gentleman into graphic novel format – Saturday 3 July 2010 – 4 pm

Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá talk about their careers so far as Brazilian comic creators who have found critical acclaim producing work for the US market – hosted by Jamie McKelvieMonday 5 July 2010 – 7pm

‘Wallstrip’: Moon and Bá, in collaboration with local young people and artists, are creating a wall-sized comic strip on the ramp alongside Queen Elizabeth Hall, reflecting the stories and characters they meet throughout the festival.
Friday 9 July – from 9am (on display until Monday 30 August)

More info at

The Art Of Manga With Zarina Liew: Workshop

Participants will be taught how to create their own Manga character from scratch in a standing pose and how to illustrate a facial close-up of their character. Practical exercises will explore the methods and artistic techniques employed in inking and shading illustrations, enabling participants to complete the workshop having created their own finished Manga. Zarina Liew was the winner of the Matsuri Art Competition at the 2009 London Japan Festival and came second in the 2009 Manga Jiman awards.

Thursday 8 July, 18.00 – 21.00, Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7LP
Tickets: £25-£35