Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Trying to work with international artists in a concept/play in the future


My professional cards and a vintage Radiohead t-shirt 

 Sometimes people do tell me that exhibitions should be held at galleries and I always question them with some inner thoughts that I truly believe in like these ones:
 - Art should be available to every single being in this planet.
 - Even static art should be able to create movement.
 - Art and life most of the times should be like a soccer game and we must know how to play it.
 Other times I'm talking/chatting/communicating with all the kind and generous artists that wanted to pay a tribute to Alberto Breccia and his works (or other exhibitions that I've curated in recent past) while suddenly we're talking about soccer, games, mankind, the nature of human existence or raising questions like this one:
Why, we as human beings are superior to any living being that was born in this same planet as us?
 I love to share also a bit of what I am, who I am and where I am to all of them while they do the same thing to me, because I know that artists are not only gifted with skills, they do know how to observe common people and portray them and they're always real generous.

Mourinho as seen through the eyes of Italian artist Stefano Zattera


 Lots of times I think that I'm only one guy and that several times I communicate with dozens of artists weekly (I've lost track with how many artists I've worked with in the last two years, but I'm sure that were easily more than one 150 truly gifted international artists) and I'm truly happy with all the artists that I've worked in the past, that I'm working in the present and that maybe I'll work in the future.

A Concept

Other times, I'm chatting about some ideas with Argentine artist Mr ED and I do tell him this:
- Ed haven't you noticed that I'm dead?

Ghost in a mirror

Some people know that I love books, great books, with excellent design on them, because I do believe in books and the knowledge that comes with them throughout all world history, but I also know that I must pay attention to my nieces and nephews that are growing and growing, never forgetting my past or my present that will always collide in my future (this happens to every single being in this planet) and that's why sometimes I don't have time at all to communicate properly regarding some ideas that I've concerning Arts or Books.

Me, my niece Lara and my brother César watching a soccer game at Boavista  

Playing hide and seek with my nieces Luzia and Isaurinha

Top models in action - my niece Luzia - Part 1

Top models in action - my niece Isaura - Part 2
My youngest niece Leticia with a wolf in a personalized mug with artwork by Mr Ed  

My niece Isaurinha and Ilvie

Leticia as queen of all streets in Porto


 Other readers of this blogue perhaps have read that I really love my kitty Ilvie also and that I'll always love her.

Ilvie and books,/books and Ilvie 
    .

 I know little in life because I always try to be a simple and an humble guy from a small town in Portugal named Porto.
 Thanks to all the kind and generous international artists with published books all over the world for their support and for their patience while communicating with me in several languages and for their amazing skills in arts.

 Special thanks to Daniel Castro, to Argentine artist Mr Ed for all his help on graphic design (even when I've said to him something like this last year and last month "Hey Ed, it's May, why don't we make a theater play? :)"
 To the awesome daughters and artists that Alberto Breccia raised named Patricia and Cristina and that I deeply treasure in my heart and soul.  

Da mui nobre e invicta cidade do Porto
Manuel Espírito Santo
   

Friday, June 9, 2017

Communication, movement, memories and some personal t-shirts with work by international artists - Porto

Since I was a child I was fascinated by t-shirts with drawing or words. I can't sum how many t-shirts I've bought after concerts, animation, books and art festivals that I went to during my life and that I'll continue to buy.
 I also am a kind of a traveller and in each city that I visited, I've bought a t-shirt there, so I always pictured this as a way of communicating with memories that I've had and the excellent times in my life with other people by carrying a mere t-shirt with a message or an artwork on it as a simple guy.
 I never questioned myself much about this, because normally people bought clothes to be properly dressed and also to have fun.
 So, I started thinking a little bit about these three phrases;
- Is communication necessary in today's society with images and words?
- Can we gather memories with a simple t-shirt that we wear with some artworks and try to communicate with them?
- Can we create movement with something personal and static while delivering a message? 
 Communication is a tricky concept nowadays, either you invest in your image or only words can be only a part of who you're and what your own essence is.  
So, I've lots of t-shirts that I've bought with words or images that were already printed (I'm a bit of a t-shirt freak), but I've thought on printing my own t-shirts with artworks from international artists that were kind enough to give me permission to use some images with their artworks for me to print them in t-shirts for my own personal use.
 It's great that in the world that we live in (where everything's digital), one can carry a simple t-shirt with something personal, because it's a fact that we males or females can't be walking on the streets without them.
 I'm deeply thankful to all international artists whose works I love and that have books being distributed all over the world , who I consider my friends and that gave me permission to use images created by them in simple t-shirts that I've printed and that I'll be printing in the future for my personal use.   
 Here're some images of me as a simple human being in movement carrying works by international artists in the city that I was born and live that's Porto.


Mister Ed that's an Argentine artist and that gave me permission to use four images with his artwork.


My kitty Ilvie by MR ED in Bolhão market at Porto 

Soccer coach Mourinho as seen by Mr ED at Rivoli theater in Porto  



Tribute to Perramus masterpiece by  Alberto Breccia by Mr ED at coffeeshop Miss Pavlova in Porto 

"Today's communication revolution" in Spanish by Mr ED


 Santiago Sequeiros that's a Spanish artist and that gave me permission to use two images with his artwork.


 
Soccer coach Mourinho as seen by Santiago Sequeiros at Santa Catarina's street in Porto  


Valentina sketch study by Santiago Sequeiros at Boémia caffe in Porto

Walter Minus that's a french artist and that gave me permission to use one image with his artwork.


A beautiful woman drawn by Walter Minus at Snipe coffeeshop in Porto

Danijel Zezelj that's a Croatian artist and that gave me permission to use one image with his artwork.


      
 
A beautiful woman dancing by Danijel Zezelj at Avenida dos Aliados in Porto

Ruben Pellejero that's a Spanish artist and gave me permission to use one image with his artwork. 

 
Valentina taking a picture at Corto Maltese's character by Ruben Pellejero at Capitolio in Porto


 These images right now are static, but with the movement of my body, they'll capture a bit of Porto's and world's essence while also posing questions by other people to me such as these examples:

- What pictures are you carrying in your t-shirt?
- What do those characters represent? 
- Where were they inspired?
- Who are the artists that created them?    

I believe that communication, essence and movement are the key to make arts a bigger concept than they already are, due to tourism, global movement, natural disasters and even immigration by people to other countries in order to have a better life. 
  Weight means a lot nowadays in a bag (while travelling to other countries or cities in this world be it by plane, car, train, metro, bus or even walking) and I'm sure that if something like the previous examples that I've gave happens in a common human being's life in this planet, they will want to carry with them what they love most in order to communicate a bit about its belongings, its essence and its value to themselves with less weight.
  Once again in my humble opinion past, present and future will always collide like this mere example with simple t-shirts.

Many thanks to all these awesome international artists whose works appear in this post in personal t-shirts that they gave me permission to use it for my own personal use and to other excellent artists that also gave me permission to print artworks by them in t-shirts for the same purpose and that I still haven't had the time to print them.
Special thanks to my kitty Ilvie while being my muse and my main source of inspiration regarding some of my ideas and that triggered this one with a simple love letter to her at Rotunda da Boavista in Porto and that can be seen at YouTube and at previous posts in this same blogue where past, present and future will always collide in my humble opinion.

Da mui nobre, sempre leal e invicta cidade do Porto.

Manuel Espírito Santo 

   

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Trabajando en la obra de Alberto Breccia y otras cosas

Por veces estoy perdido en una calle piensado en las obras del maestro Alberto Breccia que he leido cuando era niño en revistas españolas, otras veces no se donde estoy (como si el mundo fuera algo demasiado loco para yo lo entender en su totalidad, mientras miro futból y las tácticas que los entrenadores hacen con sus jugadores o pienso en mis proprias memórias y en quien soy yo).

Camiseta con un tributo a la obra maestra Perramus de Breccia por el artista argentino Mr Ed y tarjetas profssionales 


Trabajar en la obra de un maestro como ha sido Alberto Breccia es piensar en todas las cosas al mismo tiempo y por veces no piensar en una dialetica de grito/silencio.


Foto del maestro Alberto Breccia 

  Por veces pienso en palabras como ética, silencio, miedo, literatura. arte. tripas, demonios interiores o memórias que gritan y mucho en las cabezas de los lectores de los libros de este increible artista, pues por veces la verdad, es que un grande génio como ha sido Alberto Breccia, o tenia tiempo para dibujar o escribir también sus próprios guiones mientras intentaba también transmitir sus valores de esta cosa llamada "vida" a sus hijos Enrique, Cristina y Patricia Breccia.
 Esto hace con que el oxigenio que el artista tenia en el bairro Mataderos de Buenos Aires en Argentina se quedara mui pequeño para que se pueda valorar lo que el ha hecho y el testigo que ha dejado en sus hijos y los valores que estos siguen teniendo.
 Entonces solo miro libros que deben valorar el trabajo de Breccia, con buenissimas ediciones, contenidos gráficos y personas que puedan escribir buenos textos sobre este maestro, porque un libro no debe ser una patata en mi opinion, mas si algo magnifico que haga un relato de las obras de este artista total.
 Todo esto en mi miente y mi espiritu hace con que las ideas que yo pueda tener para possibles libros con obras de Alberto Breccia, sean algo belo, con la beleza que Breccia dibujaba nuestros miedos de cuando eramos niños con adaptaciones de historietas de horror y otras y nosotros nos quedabamos no assustados, mas si ilusionados.
Mitos de Cthulhu


El corazon delator de Edgar Alan Poe


Dracula
Poe por Breccia

El Eternauta de Breccia

 

 Alberto Breccia ha sido tripero y uno miraba esta experiencia suya en su vida en sus trabajos, donde el alma hablava con el corazón y despues iba para la miente de este genial artista.
 Yo solo soy un tio de Porto también tripero (porque es como nos llaman acá en Porto).
 Pienso en libros, en buenas ediciones con tributos y homenajes de artistas internacionales para uno de los artistas más grandes que ha nascido en este mundo que por veces parece tan pequeño.
 A ver si se consigue hacer algo digno, con cariño y con tiempo con la obra de Breccia, algo que se pueda mirar en una libraria y alguién pueda
decir algo asi:
- "Que es esto?
- "Será que esto son comics o arte en estado puro?"      

Muchas gracias a los hijos y herederos de Alberto Breccia en el apoyo que me dan, a todos los magnificos artistas internacionales que se ilusionan tanto con la obra de este maestro y siguen creendo en algunas ideas mias y a mi gatita Ilvie que sigue en mi alma y corazón.


Da mui nobre e invicta cidade do Porto               
        
Manuel Espírito Santo 













Monday, May 29, 2017

Exhibition tributes with help by international artists to Alberto Breccia and his works - Boémia caffe - Porto - Portugal.


Poster and text design by the excellent Argentine artist Mister ED with my professional cards also with design by ED on them



Curating and organizing an exhibition with help by international artists with their works as tributes to a genius as Alberto Breccia and his works isn't an easy task to do at one of the best coffeeshops and with thousands of customers/clients in the city of Porto named boémia caffe.

The excellent coffeeshop where the exhibition is held named boémia caffe
The exhibition seen outside - Part 1

The exhibition seen outside - Part 2


The exhibition seen outside
Here's the list of all of them organized by country

Argentina
Mister ED
Gonzalo Ruggieri
Patricia Breccia
German Genga 
Fer Calvi
Catriel Tallarico
Pato Delpeche
Dario Mekler
Mukor Bazan
Delius 
Rodrigo Roda

Austria
Nicolas Mahler

Brazil
Rodrigo Rosa
Carlos Ferreira
Eder

Croatia
Danijel Zezelj

France
Beuh

Poland
Bartosz Jekiel
Nikodem Cabala

Portugal
João Sequeira
Paulo Pinto
Júlia Barata
Derradé
Osvaldo Medina

Italy
Stefano Zattera
Sérgio Ponchionne

Jordan
Mike V Derderian

Spain
Javier Olivares
Ruben Pellejero
Joaquin Aldeguer
José Luís Ágreda
Jon Ander Azaola
Pau Masip
Javier Gay Llorente
Toni Benages Gallard
Victor Puchalski
Daniel Esteve 

Sweden
Emil Gunnar Maxén
Nicolas Krizan

Switzerland
Alex Baladi

Serbia
Danilo Milosev

Uruguay
Mattias Bergara

U.S.A
Bill Koeb

Some photos of the works already displayed
Tributes to Alberto Breccia and his works by Croatian artist Danijel Zezelj, Argentine Artist Quique Alcatena and Brazilian artist Eder that made pieces about Mort Cinder's masterpiece by Alberto Breccia, Brazilian artist Rodrigo Rosa with a piece as homage to the masterpiece "Cthulu myths" that was adapted by Breccia and Norberto Buscaglia, Italian artist Stefano Zattera and Polish artist Nikodem Cabala that drew Alberto Breccia's figure and Argentine artist Delius that has sent me a strip based on Alberto Breccia as a man and human being
Tributes to Alberto Breccia by Portuguese artist João Sequeira, Argentine artist Catriel Tallarico, israeli artist Cadial, Spanish artist Jon Ander Azaola and Daniel Esteve, also by Portuguese artist Julia Barata an amazing tribute of Alberto Breccia's as the son of a butcher, by Belgium artist Christophe Swijsen, Argentine artist Fernando Sawa, Portuguese artist Derradé and Spanish artist Joaquin Aldeguer with pieces based on Breccia's masterpiece"Perramus" , Argentine artist Darío Mekler, Serbian artist Danilo Milosev and Spanish artist Ruben Pellejero with pieces based on Breccia's masterpiece "Mort Cinder", Spanish artist Javier Olivares with a piece based on Breccia's masterpiece "The Eternaut" and Argentine artist Mukor Bazan with a piece based on Breccia's masterpiece "Buscavidas".
Tribute to Alberto Breccia's character Ezra Winston by Spanish artist Javier Olivares, to "Perramus" masterpiece by Argentine artist mister ED and Swedish artist Nicolas Krizan

Tributes to Alberto Breccia by Polish artist Bartosz Jekiel, Argentine artists Roda Rodrigo, Gonzalo Ruggieri, Carlos Dearmas, Patricia Breccia, Portuguese artist Osvaldo Medina, Argentine artist Pato Delpeche and Swedish artist Emil Gunnar Maxén that both drew pieces based on Alberto Breccia's masterpiece "Perramus", Spanish artist José Luis Ágreda and Italian artist Sergio Ponchione that both drew pieces based on Breccia's masterpiece "Mort Cinder", Spanish artist Javier Olivares that drew a piece based on Breccia's masterpiece "The Eternaut", Argentine artist Fer Calvi that drew a piece based on Breccia's masterpiece "cthulhu myths" adaptation with Norberto Buscaglia by H. P. Lovecraft, Austrian artist Nicolas Mahler and Swiss artist Alex Baladi that both drew an homage to Alberto Breccia's masterpiece "Dracul"



This exhibition isn't complete yet (since I must finish it with some more tributes to frame that I still haven't had time to hang on the wall), but they'll surely be on it.
Here are the photos with some works that weren't exhibited due to lack of time, but they'll be exhibited in the next few days:


Excellent tributes to Alberto Breccia and his works by Polish artist Magdalena Minko, Spanish artist Javier Gay Lorente, American artist Bill Koeb, Brazilian artist Carlos Ferreira
Professional card with design by Argentine artist mister ED
   
Excellent tributes to Alberto Breccia and his works by French artist Beuh and Jordanian Artist Mike V. Derderian based on Breccia's masterpiece "Dracul", Spanish Artist Toni Benages Gallard based on Breccia's masterpiece "Mort Cinder", Argentine artist Mister Ed based on Breccia's masterpiece "Perramus".    
Professional card with design by Argentine artist mister ED
Stay tuned for more info coming soon regarding my work with Alberto Breccia works in this same blogue with help by international artists and comic book experts regarding all the amazing masterpieces that this maestro created. 

As usual with my latest posts, I'm putting some music that reminds me of the work that I'm doing, so being this the case of genius Alberto Breccia, I've decided to put on this posts the following songs that in my own mind do connect with what I'm doing with Alberto Breccia's works and tributes with help by international artists. 

Song by Portuguese band Mão Morta "A poesia" based on the book "Maldoror" by Uruguyan writer Lautreamont  (Because Breccia's was born in Uruguay like Lautreamont and I would love to see some illustration done by him to Lautreamont

     

Song by Swiss band The Young Gods "Kissing the sun" (because sometimes while doing all this work with the help of several people, sometimes in my mind, I've thought that I was almost kissing the sun like Icarus in Greek mythology)   


Song by Spanish band Migala "Preambulo para dar cuerda a un reloj" based on words by Argentine writer Cortazar (maybe because these Cortazar words are always in my mind, because of the time that sometimes I simply don't have and also because of Cortazar being an excellent argentine writer)   


Song by British band Radiohead "Dollars and cents" (Because sometimes I've felt that the dollars and cents could crack my little soul and they didn't make it like always happened in my life and I'm pretty sure that I'll stay this way)



Special thanks to Daniel Castro for providing his space for another exhibition, to Patricia Breccia for her support from the very beginning on this, to Argentine artist mister ED to the design of a poster for it and to my kitty Ilvie that's in my heart and soul.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Tarjetas profissionales - como agente de las obras de Alberto Breccia yeditor consultivo de Fantagraphics


2 tarjetas professionales con design del artista argentino Mr ED baseado en una foto de mi gatita Ilvie y otra en la obra Maestra "Perramus" de Juan Sasturain y Alberto Breccia 


Muchas veces no pienso en la vida que tengo, he tenido o iré a tener en el futuro, otras pienso un poco en el tiempo y como intentar manejarlo en una sociedad donde por veces parece que todo tiene que ser hecho no para algunos dias, semanas o años, mas si para ayer.  
 Creo en mis valores siempre con mucho trabajo y dedicacion al mismo a 100 por ciento.
Por veces, comunico con el alma, otras con la miente y muchas veces con el corazon.
 He venido de trabajar en un proyecto mundial de un ícono de los tebeos de la beleza de la mujer y su igualdad de derechos en relacion al hombre que me ha encantado hasta Marzo de 2017.
 Como editor consultivo de Fantagraphics, muchas veces tengo que me involcrar no a 100 mas a 1000 por ciento en la comunicacion de una forma ética y que yo considere justa para todos que hayan trabajado conmigo en expos que he curado o incluso en libros que hayan sido también publicados (un poco con mi ayuda) y me encanta que muchos artistas que me ayudaran en muchos de mis proyectos professionales o personales hayan tenido nuevamente ganas de seguir a pelear en el mundo de los tebeos y trabajar mucho para intentar conseguir sus objectivos, porque son artistas mui buenos de varios paises.
Me quedo contento quando veo que algunos artistas comunicam ahora con más artistas que han conocido o publican más libros aún y esto es oro sobre azul en mi opinion- que es crear lazos de amistad y comunicacion en un mundo tan dificil como es lo de las artes, como objecto de visiones deste mundo en lo cual milliones de seres vivos viven.
Como muchos artistas internacionales, editores y expertos de los tebeos saben, soy português, amo Porto que es la ciudad donde he nascido y libros.
Me encanta trabajar en esto de los libros como en otros trabajos que he tenido, con ilusion, pasion, dedicacion sabiendo mi papel en lo trabajo, como una simples y cercana persona de un país pequeno como Portugal.
Tambien me encanta mucho el entrenador de futbol português José Mourinho con sus virtudes y defectos, porque es una persona racional y emocional y intenta saber donde esta y mirar su papel en una sociedad donde por veces una palabra vale mas que mil imajes y otras donde una imaje vale mil palabras.


José Mourinho por el artista argentino Mr ED.


Todo esto solo para hablar de una tarjeta profissional debido al trabajo que ire hacer durante años dedicado a un ícono de las artes y la historia a nível mundial como ha sido Alberto Breccia que era una persona con un caracter majestoso como ser humano, que ha sido padre de uma familia, que era dotado de una sensibilidad y honestidad intelectual como mucho pocos lo han sido en este tema de las artes y ha batallado y mucho por sus ideas contra tudo y todo por veces con un estilo de caballero simples.
No sé lo que yo pueda aportar a este ícono mundial llamado Alberto Breccia y sus obras como agente de las mismas, curador de expos en el mundo y trabajando como editor consultivo en la prestigiosa editorial norte americana Fantagraphics, solo sé que voy a tener que trabajar mucho, siendo la misma persona que siempre he sido: humilde, cercano, por veces un poco loco, otras demasiado racional y otras iré  piensar en la confianza que los hijos de Alberto Breccia han puesto en mi, asi como en la editorial Fantagraphics, donde trabajo hace solo 2 o 3 años, por veces me sinto a nível profissional o personal como si estuviera en la fantastica série televisiva Twin Peaks que ha volvido ahora con más fuerza este mês de este año presente en una tercera temporada despues de más de 25 años despues ter terminado la segunda temporada con la mítica frase "nos volveremos a ver en 25 años" dicha por la personaje principal de la série Laura Palmer al agente de FBI Dale Cooper y dirigida por el maestro norte americano del cine mundial llamado David Lynch.


La tercera temporada de Twin Peaks

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Intento colocar siempre en un post en este blogue un poco de como miro el trabajo que tengo ahora y ire tener en el futuro atraves de músicas (sus sonidos o sus letras), por esto he colgado estos dos videos en este post con un tema fantastico de la cantante Lhasa de Sela dedicada a algo simples como "Los Peces" y otro de otra cantante tambien increible como es la britânica Lisa Gerrard con una letra que habla de un "juego humano" en este planeta donde vivimos.
 Claro que solo tengo que agradecer a todos los artistas internacionales por su apoyo en las várias expos que he curado con ellos, comunicando en distintos idiomas y en distintos horários de Porto en diversos países en este planeta que han trabajado conmigo y aún siguen lo haciendo en expos o libros a nível mundial.
Agradecimientos especiales a los herederos de Alberto Breccia que son personas fantasticas y magnificos artistas llamados Patricia, Cristina y Enrique Breccia, a Gary Groth, al magnifico artista argentino Mr Ed que mismo siendo Guardiolista siempre ha estado conmigo en todos mis proyectos, siendo yo un Mouriñista convicto (la vida es mismo asi por veces), a mis hermanos Pedro y César, a mis três sobrinos Leandro, Sandro y Emidio, a mis sobrinas Rafaela, Francisca, Lara, Luzia, Isaura y Leticia no me interessa que esteyan lejos o cercanos de mi por una question geografica porque estan siempre conmigo y por ultimo a mi gatita Ilvie que sigue estando siempre en mi corazon y en mis sueños.
Desde Porto en un castellano mesclado con português, porque he nascido en esta pequeña ciudad de Portugal hace 43 años.

Manuel Espírito Santo            
                    




Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Upcoming exhibition to Alberto Breccia at Porto in boémia caffe - May -2017

Alberto Breccia's picture given to me by his daughter Patricia Breccia


Writing about Alberto Breccia is writing about World History and Art.
Several readers all over the world know that as an artist he adapted excellent literature masterpieces like American writer Lovecraft masterpiece "Cthulhu myths",short stories by American writer Edgar Allan Poe, tales and stories based on writers such as Ernesto Sabato from Argentina, Gabriel Garcia Marquez from Colombia, Grimm Bros from Germany, José Luis Borges from Argentina or Robert Louis Stevenson from U.S,A among  others with some of his friends that were writers also like Carlos Trillo, Norberto Buscaglia, Guillermo Saccomano or the masterpieces that he created with Argentine writer Hector Oesterheld's Mort Cinder or Perramus with Juan Sasturain or even the stories that he created based on the hystorical character Che that was drawn by him and his son Enrique Breccia or another based on another hystorical character such as Evita Perón with scripts by Hector Oesterheld. 
 After having curated in this same coffeeshop with the help of excellent international artists pieces of art with published books all over the world written in several languages like the one curated to Italian maestro Crepax comic book character Valentina, that with this character portrayed the role of the modern woman from the XX and XXI century showing in the 60's with this character, the same rights between the male and female species and two more dedicated to the love that all people have with their own pets (with my kitty Ilvie present in my recent memories in her company at the time, due to the sudden loss of her physical presence as my muse) and another one that I've curated with a theme as sinple and complex as "identity" in the society created for every single human being while posing questions such as:
- Who are we?
- Who were we?
- What will we become in the future?    
 and that can be seen in previous posts in this blogue or even watched at youtube videos describing them in this same blogue.   
I've decided to curate another one in this same space - the amazing coffeeshop boémia caffe in Porto's city, because it's a space where commom people go every single day to have a coffee or eat something, dedicated to maestro Alberto Breccia that worked by helping his father as a butcher by cutting the intestines of some animals, being this a sort of liaison with Porto's History that it's know because its inhabitants ate pork intestines in order to give meat to a military expedition to Ceuta, that's a city that belongs to Spain and that it's located in Africa, as ordered by Prince Henry, the navigator in 1415.
 Even today pork intestines are a typical dish of Porto's city and that its inhabitants love to eat it, so it's an amazing coincidence that I'm curating this exhibition since I'm also a simple inhabitant of the beautiful city of Porto.  
 Alberto Breccia was mostly known by his work in arts and how he thought first in the concept of family, freedom of speech while also battling against dictatorship in Argentina at Buenos Aires that had as a victim of it his friend and writer Hector Oesterheld that "conveniently" was arrested and disappeared in 1977 having Oesterheld only 58 years old. 
 Writing about Breccia is writing about words such as humanity, humility, simplicity and fight against social and political opression.
Sometimes I do think that some things happen first at Porto's city in the world (maybe because Porto's one of the oldest cities in the world and never was defeated by any conqueror in World History),
 I'm having as "partners" in this venture some international artists that appear on the bottom of this post with a list organized by their country of birth and that also have published books all over the world and in several languages and to whom, I deeply thank them from the bottom of my heart for their kindness towards this project to maestro Alberto Breccia because without their works this exhibition could not be held.          
Special thanks to the excellent Argentine artist mister ED that it's providing a poster for it, to the excellent artist and human being that is Patricia Breccia (that's one of Alberto Breccia's daughters), to my family, to owner of boémia caffe coffeeshop Daniel Castro for providing the space for it (I know that Alberto Breccia loved common people and life) and to my kitty ilvie that will continue to be forever and ever in my heart and soul.
I've decided to include also music videos on this post because Alberto Breccia lived in Buenos Aires and he loved Astor Piazzolla, just like his daughters Cristina and Patricia Breccia also do and I've thought that it was good to have this music theme in Spanish as company for the ears, eyes and mind for the readers of this blogue also in this project, since in my opinion perhaps it'll be a little bit loony one :), I've also posted another music by a musician born in Porto that in its lyrics in Portuguese talks about our inner ghosts and I'm sure that Breccia had his own inner ghosts also.           
Later when the exhibition is displayed, I'll write another post about it with pictures of it,
Stay tuned for further info in this same blogue.   

Manuel Espírito Santo

International artists that paid tribute to Alberto Breccia and his works

Argentina
Mister ED
Gonzalo Ruggieri
Patricia Breccia
German Genga 
Fer Calvi
Catriel Tallarico
Pato Delpeche
Dario Mekler
Mukor Bazan
Delius 
Fernando Sawa

Austria
Nicolas Mahler

Brazil
Rodrigo Rosa
Carlos Ferreira
Eder

France
Beuh

Belgium
Christophe Swijsen

Poland
Bartosz Jekiel
Nikodem Cabala

Portugal
João Sequeira
Paulo Pinto
Júlia Barata
Derradé
Osvaldo Medina

Italy
Stefano Zattera
Sérgio Ponchionne

Israel
Cadial 

Croatia
Danijel Zezelj

Spain
Javier Olivares
Ruben Pellejero
Joaquin Aldeguer
José Luís Ágreda
Jon Ander Azaola
Pau Masip
Javier Gay Llorente
Toni Benages Gallard
Victor Puchalski
Daniel Esteve 

Jordan
Mike V Derderian

Sweden

Emil Gunnar Maxén
Nicolas Krizan

Switzerland
Alex Baladi

Serbia
Danilo Milosev

Uruguay
Mattias Bergara

U.S.A
Bill Koeb





Astor Piazzolla's song and music video "Balada para un Loco



Pedro Abrunhosa's song and music video "fantasmas