Step #5

At the time of the making of the introduction to Defier, I had the intention of starting a process blog to share the experience, and the background work that the project involved. Process and inside knowledge on art works, work environments and tools of the trade were always things which fascinated me, so, at the risk of sounding full of myself, I started doing just that.

I actually had a blog where I started doing that, but for a couple of reasons I ended up shutting that down. Later, I opened this one, but the schedule of production of the 32 page introduction kept me from the updates, so I gave up for a while on the process reports.

I'm currently working on the idea to bring back this side project, just for the heck of it, so I'm using the making of the 2nd chapter to talk about motivations, inspirations, processes, mistakes, and weapons of choice.

Because, as with the story of Defier, the fun is more on the journey than on the destination.

For now, here are some production photos from the first chapter.

Writing Defier #1ThumbnailsFirst pagesInks


Step #4

From April 4th until the 18th, I'll have an exhibition of the original pages from Defier #1, on the Espaço Chili store (Rua dos Fanqueiros nº 174 1º Esq), in Lisbon.

Also, I'll be signing copies of the book on April 4th, around 5 pm, and we'll have the official portuguese release of the book (as well as for Mocifão, by Nuno Duarte and Untxura, also published by El Pep).

I'll be showing the actual pages, pencils, production sketches and more stuff for your viewing pleasure.
Drop by if you can, everyone is welcome to check out my work and chat about comics.

Defier Art Show Poster


Step #3

Cover for the first book of Defier. It's a double spread, but you'll have to buy the book to see it all.



Step #2

Preview for the first issue of Defier.
This first installment premiered at the Angouleme Festival last January, and it's the 32-page introduction to the world of One.


Step #1


This will be a blog dedicated to the making of the sequential series Defier, a project of my own doing, published by El Pep.

The first chapter of this series is finished and currently being printed here in Lisbon. Second chapter is currently in production.
As soon as possible, I'll start posting bits and pieces about the process of bringing this independent effort to life.

Stay tuned for updates.
Thank you for visiting.

Ricardo Venâncio