Thursday, 15 August 2013

Introducing Ramón Pereira

I've just come across a wonderful Pinterest board curated by Heather Wilson, the artist of our Heartland comic. She's gathered some wonderful art as inspiration for the page. A wonderful comic all about rhythm and movement. Ramón Pereira is the writer of Heartland, which is based on the science of Winne Tong. Look out for this one in the comic folks, it's mint.

Who are you?
I'm a writer, teacher, and tireless reader.

What have you done / what are you doing?
At the age of 21 I started with fanzines. Since then I went on to write short stories and articles for magazines. I've taught comic script writing and I've recently finished my first graphic novel with the illustrator Ramón Boldú titled La voz que no cesa (The Voice that doesn't cease). It's a biography about the poet Miguel Hernández, who died in jail at the end of the Spanish Civil War. It will be published by EDT and will be in bookstores September 2013.

What excites you about comics?
Comics are an excellent medium for storytelling. It's possibilities are endless because you have the resources that literature brings coupled with illustrations at your disposal. And all this combined with the language used in comics: onomatopeies, unlimited use of narrative times and, in essence, the possibility of doing anything you want. We can tell galactic stories, westerns, stories about love or superheroes without any type of budget or impediments like materials to start off with. With comics, nothing is impossible.

What excites you about science?
I'm passionate about science because it distances us from superstition and ignorance. I'm not saying that it's the only discipline that gives a sense of truth to the world, but it's discoveries have undeniably helped improve the lives of people. As technology helps us communicate better with each other and improve daily life, I think that there are also other dangers we need to take into consideration from other disciplines such as philosophy.


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