segunda-feira, 19 de outubro de 2009


This week, Chili Com Carne will be in Ljubjana for Greetings from Cartoonia, organized by our dear Slovenian weird friends from Stripcore. Author Filipe Abranches will show his animated film "Pássaros / Birds" and editor Marcos Farrajota will participate in a debate about comics.

The Chili Com Carne association is a non-lucrative young artist's organization, who's functioning is established upon the free and spontaneous cooperation of its members. Since it's foundation in 1995, we have promoted and developed a series of events in the field of the arts, such as the organization of exhibitions and publications. We favour a line of action that privileges the independence of the artist, in the context of the diversity in form and content that shapes the contemporary cultural and artistic scene.

Since 2000, CCC is working mainly in edition:
1. Editing their members work in collective or individual books or zines. CCC publishes literature, comix, illustration and essays, in the following collections.
a) "Colecção CCC", dedicated to fragmented books, poetry, (anti)romance, comix (like the "Mutate & Survive" anthology that published 77 authors from 16 countries), illustration (like João Cabaço scretchbook)
b) "Mesinha de Cabeceira" ("bedside table" in English), mainly comics, a zine that exist since 1992 with 20 issues published in a permanent mutant change of formats, have published early Portuguese authors, infamous American Mike Diana and other international artists like dice industries (ger), Claudio Parentela (it), Tommi Musturi (fin), Aleksandar Opacic (ser),...
c) "Mercantologia", lost zine reprint collection, comics only until now...
d) "THISCOvery CCChannel", Occultural collection - essays, interview and fiction - non-comics - co-edited with Thisco electronic label, with contributions of Hakim Bey, Critical Art Ensemble, Aesthetic Meat Front, Boyd Rice... check,
2. Supporting other members editorial projects in promotion and distribution like El Pep (the "B series" / Trash comics project of Pepedelrey), Imprensa Canalha (graphzines and illustration books run by José Feitor:, MMMNNNRRG (Art Brut comix run by Marcos Farrajota:, Opuntia Books (chap books directed by André Lemos:, and other zines of our members
3. Promoting DIY ethos and pathos through our blog and co-organizing Feira Laica, a fair that unites the most important independent publishers in Portugal. Most of the time it homage the soviet she-dog blown in space but also the separation of the Church from the State - the first fair was made during the Christmas consumerism frenzy.

Filipe Abranches (1965, Lisbon) - Illustration and Comics author, with published works in several books, journals and media press, including the most reputed daily and weekly papers in Portugal (Público, Expresso), and France’s Le Monde. Finalist of Superior Degree in Cinema (2005–2006), B.A. in Cinema (with Editing as specialization; 1987-1990) and Attendance of Superior Degree in History (1984-1987) was the Beneficiary of the first Literary Creativity Grant in the field of Comics, by the Portuguese Ministry of Culture (1998). Lecturer of course in Comics for Ar.Co (School of Arts and Communication) since 2005. Is first Animation short film Pássaros (Animanostra, 2008) won a prize in IndieLisboa 2009 festival. A new one, "Sanguetinta" is being prepared. His most know books are "História de Lisboa" with A.H. de Oliveira Marques (1998/2000; Assírio & Alvim, Câmara Municipal de Lisboa) also available in French (Amok) and in Italian (Comma 22); "O diário de K" (2001; Polvo), adaptation of Raul Brandão novel; and his collaboration on "Lanza en Astillero - el caballero Don Quijote y otras sus tristes figuras" (2005, Junta de Castilla-La Mancha, Sins Entido) collective book, adaptation of Cervante's D. Quixote episodes. His work has been exhibited in various Comic Festivals in Portugal and Italy Komikazen, but also in some art galleries and DIY events like Feira Laica.
Marcos Farrajota (1973, Lisboa) - Since 2000 works in Bedeteca de Lisboa – the Comics Library of Lisbon – as curator, teacher and editor. He’s also a comics author (with six books out, two as complete autobiographical author, other four as fiction writer with artists João Fazenda and Pepedelrey). Since 1992 publishes "Mesinha de Cabeceira" zine where he published other Portuguese and international authors like André Lemos or Mike Diana (USA). In 2000 he created the MMMNNNRRRG label that publishes outsider comix and illustrations but first, in 1995 he has the founder of the Chili Com Carne association.

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Filipe Abranches disse...

Fixe, ia pôr mas adiantaste-te.