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Life & Work with Gilson Luz

Today we’d like to introduce you to Gilson Luz. 

Hi Gilson, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
Hi guys, my name is Gilson, I’m one of the authors of the anti-hero Santo Sombrio. Since I was little, I loved to read comic books, I was growing up and this art was involving me more and more and today I draw and do digital colorizations. 

For the last 20 years, I have dedicated myself to drawing and my personal creations, it was at this same time that I met my friend Sueudo and together we created Santo Sombrio, which today fills almost all of my art and dedication space. We have some scripts ready and in the final stretch of our own comic book that will be presented at CCXP World 2021 at the moment. 

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
No, it’s hard to balance when you don’t live off what you love, I have another job and I work hard to support my family, but I try to balance the two to achieve my goals. I know the path is arduous and full of challenges when you try to create independent comics, as the lack of money for production, purchase of work material and the difficulty of getting appropriate equipment to help launch this comic are the main difficulties, for that’s what we work a lot in promoting so that our target audience already had prior knowledge of our character. Today we have recognition throughout Brazil and in some countries. 

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I’m a comic book author, colorist and my friend Sueudo is my screenwriter. We worked hard on the projection of Santo Sombrio, including the independent creation of our own comics, and with a lot of elaborative art on social media such as Facebook and Instagram. 

We are nationally known through our anti-hero O Santo Sombrio. I believe that what I’m most proud of is the recognition of my work and what sets me apart is the originality of my creations, we always seek to humanize both heroes and villains, many of the motivations are things that any of us would have and would do. This innovation is a constant challenge, but a pleasure when we complete it. It makes you want to read and reread, even though it’s the story we created ourselves. 

Can you share something surprising about yourself?
Many people who know our character (The Dark One) are surprised to find out that I am one of the creators. His reach, significance, and representation of him with the ideologies of many people reinforce his fame and adoration, hence the surprise to see a simple guy they already knew being the author of their idol. 

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Image Credits
Sueudo Gomes
Gilson Luz

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  1. Cleiton braz

    November 5, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    Muito bom mesmo

  2. Débora Santos

    November 6, 2021 at 10:51 am

    Parabéns amigo, vc um sucesso! Seu talento é incontestável!

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