CONTOS DOS ORIXÁS/ TALES OF THE ORISHAS

 

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  “In an ancient time, when heaven and earth were united as two halves of a gourd, deities and heroes walked among men. They fought battles with fury, taught how to deal with ashe, the energy of creation, the land, the iron and the fire. They reigned and loved with great intensity. Some descended from the luminous Orun, to live their lives and fulfill their destiny, while others were born in the aiye and through their great deeds became Orishas, changing forever the history of two continents”.

 

FOREWORDS – HUGO CANUTO

 

      The comic book project “Tales of the Orishas” was born as a convergence of passions. First, for the legacy of african heritage at my homeland, Bahia, full of ancestral traditions. I was born in Salvador, a city on the northeastern coast of Brazil with the biggest african oversea heritage, and it influences over our lifestyle, beliefs, food and art.

   From Nigeria to Haiti, through Cuba and Benin, these deities manifest themselves in different parts of the world, whether through songs, paintings or monuments. They are true symbols of the human ability to transcend their adversities and create miracles of faith in the far west. Umbanda and Candomble are spiritualities whose myths and legends about Orishas are in the core. Both have a strong African and indigenous heritage, and it is part of the syncretic convergence that built Brazilian culture.

  But I realized that, despite living in the country that received the most African people in the diaspora, and most of population comes from an african descendants, cultural, artistic and spiritual elements of African roots are under a constant attack, mainly by a growing intolerance of religious and political Neo-charismatic movements.

   The main reason for creating the Graphic Novel was to make an asset for mindset changes, valuing the culture of Bahia, although with a language that was able to build bridges to other countries. Because I believe that bringing the stories of the orishas for audiences who have not yet had contact with it is a way to face racism and spread representation in pop culture.

   When I decided to produce the Graphic Novel, I plunged in a deep research, talking with scholars and priests of Candomblé, aiming for something that could honor tradition and, at the same time, introduce the Itan, stories about the orishas in a different approach, working with mythology through comic book visual language.

 

CROWDFUNDING CAMPAINGS AND PUBLICATION – The Graphic novel Tales of The Orishas is in it third printed edition, has 120 color pages and size 6 x 10 in and coatted paper 90g. It was published independently through crowdfunding platform Catarse and around 3.000 supporters who believed in such initiative.

Follow the links:

http://www.catarse.me/contos_dos_orixas_pre_venda?

http://www.catarse.me/contos_dos_orixasnovaedicao?

http://www.catarse.me/contos_de_orun_aiye_edd8?

 

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES – The project also has a social activity that we started before the comic book was ready and keep doing troughout  those two years, as public lectures in universities and cultural institutions in Brazil, donation of books for communitary libraries. Also, in addition we sponsored  books with lower prices, mostly for teachers and public schools in Brazil and other countries. 

 

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

 

FINALIST TO THE JABUTI 2020 AWARD – CATEGORY IN COMICS.

https://www.premiojabuti.com.br/10-finalistas/?eixo=4f31502c-7128-e811-a839-000d3ac0bc58&categoria=78a04048-842b-e811-a837-000d3ac085f9

 

AWARD ANGELO AGOSTINI – BEST BOOK OF 2019.

https://obarquinhocultural.com/2021/02/08/trofeu-angelo-agostini-anuncia-os-vencedores-da-36a-edicao-da-premiacao/

 

AWARD ABEBÉ DE PRATA, HONORING CONTRIBUTIONS TO AFRO-BRAZILIAN CULTURE.

https://www.diariodepernambuco.com.br/noticia/viver/2019/11/trofeu-abebe-de-prata-acontece-neste-domingo-no-recife.html

 

ONE OF THE 100 MOST INFLUENTIALS BRAZILIAN COMICS ON THE DECADE

http://www.bienaldequadrinhos.com.br/not8

http://www.bienaldequadrinhos.com.br/pdf/Brazil_Comics_Catalogue_BD_Br%C3%A9sil.pdf

 

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QUOTES IN ACADEMIC ARTICLES

 

Revista do Departamento de Educação – Unifesp – Religiosidades afro-brasileiras, relações étnico-raciais e natureza em produções artísticas. 

Tiago Amaral Sales e Daniela Franco Carvalho

https://periodicos.unifesp.br/index.php/olhares/article/view/835

 

Decolonialidade Quadrinística e Educação Ambiental – Analisando a colonialidade do viver em Contos dos Orixás.

Kassiano Ferreira e Patricia Montanari Giraldi. 

https://seer.ufs.br/index.php/revisea/article/view/14323

 

Marcela Blasius

https://www.riuni.unisul.br/handle/12345/11365

 

UFPE – Afro-Indo-Brazilian Religions and the public sphere: An essay on the classification forms of their public presence

Roberta Bivar Carneiro Campos e Raoni Neri

https://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0100-85872020000100133&tlng=pt

 

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PRESS RELEASE

VIDEOS

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngz2_pq3Idc TV ShowEncontro, Fátima Bernardes”, Rede Globo, one of the greatest audiences in Brazilian Television.

 

www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=JqpCj5r5uRc Interview “TRIP TV”, Trip magazine.

 

https://youtu.be/XnwmGvu9uQI   Interview “Canal Curta”, cultural TV Channel.

 

www.facebook.com/tvebahia/videos/918102768581539/    Interview “Canal TVE” Channel.

 

https://youtu.be/wK5kI759vcA   Lecture about the book – Centro Cultural Banco do Nordeste.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfI_wcvsDoY TV show “Metropolis”, TV Cultura Channel. 

 

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INTERNATIONAL MEDIA

 

KILLSCREEN

https://killscreen.com/previously/articles/gorgeous-comic-book-gives-afro-brazilian-mythology-avengers-treatment/

 

EL PAIS

https://brasil.elpais.com/brasil/2019/02/12/cultura/1549967827_022252.html

 

https://brasil.elpais.com/brasil/2018/12/07/cultura/1544220206_964262.html

 

CNN

https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/african-voices-orishas-comic-book/index.html

 

GLOBAL VOICES

https://globalvoices.org/2017/02/03/marvel-meets-orishas-a-brazilian-artist-is-turning-african-gods-into-superheroes/

 

AFROPUNK

https://afropunk.com/2017/02/brazilian-illustrator-recreates-the-avengers-cover-with-the-orixas/

 

https://afropunk.com/2017/10/tales-orishas-comic-book-tells-us-violence-afro-brazilian-religions/

 

REMEZCLA

https://remezcla.com/lists/culture/the-avengers-meets-orishas/

 

BLACK BRAZIL TODAY

https://blackbraziltoday.com/where-are-our-black-superheroes/

 

OKAY AFRICA

https://www.okayafrica.com/afro-brazilian-comic-series-orishas/

 

NANTYGREENS

https://nantygreens.com/features/orishas-african-gods-turn-superheroes/

 

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BRAZILIAN NEWSPAPERS

 

CORREIO BRAZILIENSE – CAPITAL

www.correiobraziliense.com.br/app/noticia/diversao-e arte/2016/11/29/interna_diversao_arte,559083/projeto-apresenta-historias-da-mitologia-africana-para-o-universo-das.shtml

 

FOLHA DE SÃO PAULO – SÃO PAULO

https://www1.folha.uol.com.br/ilustrada/2019/11/hqs-colocam-candomble-e-ex-escravos-no-centro-da-narrativa.shtml?fbclid=IwAR1Utc0bNRj3b4f5FBOr2kZg3cp5sBoM7lKHklrUIhXCgRqlLeQW-YVOR3U

 

ESTADÃO – SÃO PAULO

https://cultura.estadao.com.br/noticias/literatura,cultura-africana-inspira-a-hq-contos-de-orun-aiye,70001661489

 

O GLOBO – RIO DE JANEIRO

https://g1.globo.com/ba/bahia/noticia/2019/01/18/baiano-cria-hqs-de-herois-negros-com-orixas-e-historia-yoruba-legado-das-civilizacoes-africanas.ghtml

 

https://oglobo.globo.com/cultura/livros/conheca-os-super-herois-brasileiros-20335333

www.mitografias.com.br/tag/hugo-canuto/

 

JORNAL CORREIO – BAHIA

www.correio24horas.com.br/noticia/nid/livro-conto-dos-orixas-transforma-divindades-africanas-em-super-herois/

 

OTHER MEDIAS

 

https://ceert.org.br/noticias/historia-cultura-arte/26220/a-hq-que-transforma-os-orixas-do-candomble-em-super-herois

 

https://buzzfeed.com.br/post/um-brasileiro-esta-transformando-orixas-em-herois-de-historias-em-quadrinhos

 

https://medium.com/revista-subjetiva/contos-dos-orix%C3%A1s-a-hist%C3%B3ria-que-a-hist%C3%B3ria-n%C3%A3o-conta-9ebbbcf6c1fa

 

www.huffpostbrasil.com/2017/02/15/xango-oxossi-yemanja-e-mais-hq-transforma-orixas-em-super-her_a_21714923/

 

https://empoderadxs.com.br/2019/01/19/hq-transforma-orixas-em-super-herois/

 

http://adoropapel.com.br/2019/01/historia-dos-orixas-e-retratada-em-projeto-de-quadrinhos/

 

www.otempo.com.br/diversao/magazine/a-redescoberta-dos-orixas-1.1415602

 

https://razoesparaacreditar.com/artes/orixas-personagens-de-quadrinhos/

 

https://revospace.com.br/artigo/hugo-canuto-deuses-da-cultura-afro-brasileira-e-herois-dos-quadrinhos/

 

https://paginadois.com.br/2019/05/27/contos-dos-orixas/

 

https://quadrinheiros.com/2019/04/15/os-superdeuses-orixas-de-hugo-canuto/

 

https://cearacriolo.com.br/orixas-viram-super-herois-em-quadrinhos-de-artista-brasileiro/

 

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EXHIBTIONS AND INTERNATIONAL CATALOGS

 

EXHIBTIONS AXÉ BAHIA – THE POWER OF ART IN AN AFRO-BRAZILIAN METROPOLIS, FOWLER MUSEUM, UCLA, CALIFORNIA.

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EXHIBTIONS MUNDO LATINX, LONDON, ENGLAND.

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BAIKA MAGAZINE #11, FRANCE. ARTICLE ABOUT ORISHAS.

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JACK KIRBY COLLECTOR MAGAZINE #71 – INTERVIEW.

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LECTURES

Global Comics Lecture – The Making of, Tales of the Orishas – Ohio State University, USA.

Flipelô – Literary Fair at Pelourinho, Salvador, Bahia.

Quadrinhos Intuados in João Pessoa, Paraíba.

SESC Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul.

SESC Feira de Santana, na FLifs.

FLICA Cachoeira, Bahia.

Campus Party Bahia, Salvador.

Festival Path, São Paulo.

Narrativas Negras Universidade de São Paulo.

 

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WORKSHOPS

Bahia – Animai

Bahia – Salvador – Campus Party/ SEPROMI

Bahia –Salvador – Associação De Defesa Dos Povos Afro-indígenas – AFA

Rio Grande Do Norte – Natal – SESC

Rio Grande Do Norte – Mossoró – SESC

Paraíba – João Pessoa – Fundação Cultural FUNESC

São Paulo – Capital – SESC Interlagos

São Paulo – Jundiaí – SESC

São Paulo – Ribeirão Preto – SESC

 

64 comentários sobre “CONTOS DOS ORIXÁS/ TALES OF THE ORISHAS

  1. Como fiquei feliz em ver que a mitologia yoruba está sendo valorizada por artistas como você, Hugo.
    Trabalhei com os meus alunos do oitavo ano mitologia e no livro didático destaca-se a grega. Então, pedi para fazerem uma pesquisa por história da mitologia universal e claro que brasileiramente falando incluí a mitologia yorubá.
    Este mês chegaram livros pro acervo da biblioteca e um muito interessante que conta histórias de Exu. E na introdução do livro o autor fala sobre a demonização dos mitos africanos e que era preciso enaltecê-los da mesma forma que os gregos e romanos e citou o gênero HQ como um ótimo veículo para esse fim.
    Parabéns pelo belíssimo trabalho de arte!

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  2. Achei muito pertinente para desmitificar os Orixais pintado pelos “dominadores brancos” de forma bonita e lúdica para as nossas criança para continuar falando de nós e quem somos e cultura pela forma real de como se vivem…axe Ugo e seus pesquisadores

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  3. Bom Dia
    gostaria de adquirir os HQ dos orixás como faço já estão disponíveis?
    Se tiver gostaria de valores e prazo de entregas ou se já estão disponíveis em algum lugar ?

    Curtir

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