Fábio Zimbres is an undiscovered treasure. He’s been doing great stuff for years, mostly published (if not self-published) in his native Brazil. He had a great piece in Rosetta #2 but is otherwise mostly unpublished in English. I’ve been a fan for years so I was very excited to receive an amazing package in the mail recently. It’s a joint comic book and CD set called Música para Antropomorfos. The music (and impetus for the project, I think) is by a sort if indie metal band called Mechanics, also Brazilian. Straight out of the envelope it looked like this:
Best of all, this is all ultimately irrelevant, because what’s truly great is the comic itself. I don’t even know how to start describing this very beguiling tale of two cities–walking cities, to be exact (as far as is possible): they are the two “men” on the cover, SP and SF, “walking fortresses”.
My plan is to get Fábio to e-mail me some pages (up here in NY Fortaleza Andante) so that I can post some of the art, which varies according to the part of the story it’s telling, and at that point I’ll try to talk some more about the story and why I think this book is so great–it’s easily one of the most compelling books I’ve read in quite a while.
BUT before you hop on to Amazon, I must disappoint the majority of you by telling you it is in (occasionally dense) Portuguese. Part of my hope in posting about this is that if I get all of you salivating enough, maybe someone will set about translating and publishing this great new work of comic art.