I worked for the Portuguese publishing company Edições Devir as a Communication Designer for four years.
I executed production work for monthly comic books, Trade Paperbacks and Original Graphic Novels, in such areas as pagination, layouts, lettering, translation, design, marketing, reader’s mail, brochures, catalogues and webdesign.
During this time, I worked with thousands of Marvel comics pages, such as Spider-Man, X-Men, Wolverine, Fantastic Four, Punisher, Avengers, among others.
I have also had the privilege working with titles from several other publishers. From DC – Batman, Justice League, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Superman. From IDW – 30 Days of Night. From Dark Horse – Hellboy, Sin City and Freaks of the Heartland. From Image – Tomb Raider , Spawn and Witchblade.
Now, as a freelancer, I’ve worked on The Walking Dead, Naruto, Lazarus, and more…
In the second half of 2012 I started lettering for Levoir. This publisher has been launching several collections in hardcover from Marvel, DC, and many, many other great publishers from around the world.
Some stories are pretty old, other recent, but with a completely different style of comics from the four corners of the globe
I’m producing regular works for a small independent Portuguese publisher called Polvo. Most of their publications are adaptations from Brazilian comic books, or original Portuguese graphic novels. Occasionally they do other stuff like “Três Sombras” by Cyril Pedrosa, that was originally published by the french company Delcourt. “Largo Winch”, which were published in Cape Verde – my first work to an African country. Or Tex comic books from the Italian publisher Sergio Benelli Editore.
I have had the privilege of working in “Mort Cinder – Os Olhos de Chumbo”, from the Argentinian master Alberto Breccia, with the words of Héctor Oesterheld.
This was a book that took some time to be perfected, having many pages to be worked on. The original lettering was not so good, and Asa didn’t give me freedom for major improvements and I had to follow the original lettering a lot.
I have also made the lettering for Marsupilami, the classic character created by the Belgian André Franquim.
For Gradiva, I did the lettering of “Will Eisner’s John Law, Detective: Um Homem Condenado”.
The funny thing about John Law was that I thought I was only going to do the lettering, but the publisher wished to translate some of the onomatopoeia. Also, I’ve had to include some graphic text and newspapers images in Portuguese. So, forty images of the eighty pages were altered in Photoshop. It was a titanic job, but a very pleasant one.
As a Letterer abroad
I often letter to foreign countries. You can find my work in countries like Denmark, Croatia, Poland, Spain, Brazil, Czech Republic and Cape Verde.