Thursday, February 25, 2021

Bill Finger graphic biography in Brazil

In January 2019, I received a lovely email from a Brazilian entrepreneur and writer named Diego Moreau. At the end of 2018, he and his business partner, Douglas Freitas, had started a publishing house for books and comics. It’s called Skript

Their first title, Teatro do Pavor (Theater of Dread) was an anthology of short stories about the myths of Brazilian folklore.

Then they turned their attention to Gotham folklore.

Later in 2019, they published Bill Finger—A verdadeira história do Cavaleiro das Trevas (Bill Finger—The True Story of the Dark Knight). It was co-written in Portuguese by Diego and Douglas, illustrated by Sandro Zambi.

It’s exhaustively researched and laden with rich art and new approaches. The dedication is humbling (and evocatively presented).

An English version is on its way.

Here is a scene with Bill’s granddaughter Athena and me, and no, we had not just gotten engaged. 😊

I can’t wait to share more about the book when the time is right.

In the meantime, here are three of my favorite passages from Diego’s emails over the months:

  • “My daughter asked me to send you a pic of one of our cats. His name is Gotham. She and my wife chose the name in order to tell me: ‘Diego, Gotham needs you.’”
  • “About my daughter, while we were choosing her name, there was Selina on the list. My wife politely pretended she did not see it.”
  • “If I have any question, I'll lit up the Bat-Signal for help.”

Diego and Gotham

Congrats to the Skript team. Thanks for spreading word about Bill in such an inviting way.

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