Apart from the fruits, vegetables, and delicious foods, the fair was a paradise for those who like trinkets and old things. What was new was the confusion, and when there was none, Sunday didn’t even seem to have happened.
This illustration is not for a story book as it looks like. It is one a set of spot arts for the book “Management by Goals – Theory of Restrictions (ToC)” by José Frederico Gomes, containing Guidelines for achieving success in Engineering Project Management.
The Headless Mule is a character from Brazilian folklore. In most tales, it is a ghost of a woman who was cursed for having given herself up to a priest and was condemned to transform into a headless mule that has fire instead of a head, galloping across the fields since sunset from Thursday until sunrise on Friday. The myth has several variations regarding the sin that turned the cursed woman into a monster.
Here I put an image I use to tell my version of this tale.
The Owl was very knowledgeable and self-assured. However, that dawn, seeing that her puppies had not yet returned home, she was worried and not knowing what to do. Where were they at that hour?
This is of the illustrations I did in my first partnership with the writer, musician, graphic artist and poet, better known in my city as Knorr. There’s A Bug in tue toilet is small book that tells one of the stories of João, a boy who, like others of his age, has such a fertile imagination that one day it even started to get in the way of pooping. But João, like other boys his age, is also very smart and soon found a way to solve the problem.
This illustration is one of a set I made to a graphic novel and educational project created and written by Ney Silva Tavares. It tells a story of a scarecrow who awakes to real life thanks to the love of a boy.
Last year in my city, after 80 years without a single record, appeared suddenly, walking freely during the night in the botanical garden park of my city, a magnificent specimen of Onça-pintada (Panthera onca), a Brazilian jaguar, the largest feline of the Americas.
And yes, this is a real story and this event took over the conversations on the streets, in bars, in lines at bakeries and on social media.
However, we, the mineiros (people who are born and live in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil), always have our peculiar ways of telling our stories. It was then that, after 17 days, when the jaguar was finally captured and sent to a nature reserve so that it could live in a suitable environment, the writer Fernanda Bittar, a writer from Minas Gerais based in France, decided to send me her version of facts in the form of a charming, playful and humorous text, composed of rhyming verses, which I had the great pleasure of illustrating.
And knowing that the girl would soon return for a visit, Grandma Maria prepares a blessing capable of protecting her and lighting her way.