Posted by joão m. p. lemos at 01:23
Queria deixar o meu agradecimento a todos os que aturaram o meu discurso no 297º encontro da Tertúlia BD de Lisboa, na última terça-feira, e em particular a Geraldes Lino, mais do que o seu organizador e fundador, um confesso militante da B.D., que entre tantos outros esforços, mantém este encontro vivo há mais de duas décadas.
I would also like to sustain that night’s dedication, sacred to the memory of Vasco Granja, great promoter of the comic-book and animation forms, who passed away just the day before, with 83 years. Vasco Granja was, for me, and so many other Portuguese, a unique source of animated culture, namely through his programs in national TV. Besides having fought against the Estado Novo’s regime censorship, at whose hands he was tortured, Vasco Granja was the sole culprit of me thinking, during my early years as a tv viewer, that the National Film Board of Canada logo was some sort of Universal Symbol of ‘Toons. Lotte Reuniger, Tex Avery, Jiri Trinka and Norman McLaren are but a sample of the pantheon I owe him and that brought me here. Thank you
Posted by joão m. p. lemos at 01:26