De: Tales

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September 2010

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“A perfect blend of fluid storytelling and contemporary style … A+.” – Tom McLean, Variety

From the company that introduced American audiences to Brazilian twins Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá (
Daytripper, Pixu) comes De:Tales, a collection of the twins’ breakthrough short stories.

After three Eisner Awards and a series of acclaimed projects with writers Joss Whedon (
Sugarshock), Gerard Way (The Umbrella Academy), Mike Mignola (B.P.R.D.: 1947), and Matt Fraction (Casanova), Moon and Bá are now among the hottest artists in comics. De:Tales is the duo’s most personal work to date, presenting their work separately, together, and in tandem as the twins trade off on the roles of writing and illustrating, share those roles, or fly solo.

Brimming with all the details of human life, their charming tales move from the urban reality of their home in São Paulo to the magical realism of their Latin American background.

Featuring a brand new cover, Moon and Bá’s seminal and sought-after work is finally back, proving once again that they are a talented pair to watch out for.

• Named by
Booklist as one of the 10 best Graphic Novels of the year, Foreword Magazine gave it a silver medal on the Graphic Novel category of their “Book of the Year” award, and it was nominated for an Eisner Award.

“Packed with luscious allegorical imagery…” –
Blogcritics.org

“I love their storytelling, especially how the capture quiet, reflective moments in peoples’ lives. Something which is lovely about this book is how as well as each writing and drawing their own stories, they have written stories for the other to draw … I couldn’t put it down.” –
Intrepid Geek

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Comics Alliance

•Comics website and blog

“Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá have come a long way in a short amount of time … [And] it was De:Tales – Stories from Urban Brazil that really introduced the pair to industry, garnering critical acclaim from a variety of sources with a beautiful black and white tale that hinted at great potential waiting to be honed.”

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“Short stories from the Brazilian twins (no, I don't know what's going on with the surnames), some of them autobiographical, but all of them threaded with thought. A large number of them also feel as if they could have been written by Neil Gaiman.”

Paul Gravett

•Comics journalist and curator

“Both brothers are equally adept artists, but their styles show distinct influences: Fabio, signing with a crescent moon, is inspired by Paul Pope, while Gabriel looks to Eduardo Risso. They conjure up their young, yearning characters who navigate the city’s daytime heat and hustle and its nights of parties, bars and the promise of romance in longing glances, missed chances and first encounters … A strong double debut.”