If you’ve been following me via twitter, then you already know that I bounced out of Brooklyn just before Halloween and moved down to Brasil just after Thanksgiving. I’ve loved this country since I was seventeen and took a ship up the Amazon River with my family, and I’ve dreamt of living abroad for most of my dues-paying Aughts while I waited for my career to catch up with my wanderlust.
After Lil and I got married a few years ago, it dawned on me (dur!) that our entwined paths would likely take us back to this beautiful country, her native land. My next question was uttered through a big grin: how soon can we leave? The answer turned out to be a few more years of hard work, but we finally made the jump and in addition to side-stepping this freezing winter completely, it’s been one of the best decisions I’ve made in a long time.
So, here in 2010, I’m working from the megapolis that is SÃ£o Paulo, the largest city in South America and source of daily inspiration for me. I’m still usually stuck home with deadlines, talking to the same friends through the same applications I did when they were blocks or subway stops away, but I try to sneak away from my drawing table much as possible. My brain’s still adjusting to the metric system, to 24-hour time, struggling to think in portuguese instead of translating into it… though all of these new skills could use more practice.
In the buildup to RLP’s launch (during which I moved twice, once to a new country), we’ve had some interesting adventures along the way. I’ll post some images/video of moments to let you experience what’s crawling into my eyes, ears, brain from this lovely, lovely chaos, as you’re already seeing it dribbling out through my work.
On that note, more new new soon soon… Right now I gots RLP to draw. Tchauuuu!