Melinda Gebbie, Kevin O'Neill And More At Rio Comicon (VIDEO)

Melinda Gebbie, Kevin O'Neill And More At Rio Comicon (VIDEO)
Here's a video report of the Rio Comicon held this weekend, from Brazil's Globo News.

Kevin O'Neill talks about not being inclined to use the phrase graphic novel, over the simple word comics, the British approach to irony in their work and the influence of Mad Magazine.

Melinda Gebbie talks about how art is considered by society as male, but how everyone has the potential to be a great artist if they have the passion or focus, the educational potential of comic books, countered by the problem that "giant companies like Marvel and DC are pumping out absolute rubbish".

The piece also interviews Milo Manara, Milo Manara, Gabriel Bá, Fabío Moon and Rafael Grampá. Anyone with the requisite language skills like to pull out anything pertinent there?

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