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dear friend - extended version by adedos dear friend - extended version by adedos
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This was made for a comic book of some friends.
Theme had to be "The City", hehe. Six A4 pages, here they are connected one to another. Of course in the magazine the story is projected to be split in 3 pairs of pages.

Started and finished on ink, made with no sketches and no previous story, this was tought later on. :) It didn't turn out as I wanted it to be, tough.

TRANSLATION portuguese to english (PLEASE correct if you spot any mistake):

"Dear friend, I am aware of the long time without any kind of contact. I don't wish you take me as insensible; I miss you and want to tell you about what I have seen in the City.

The violence in the City; hatred, insults, anger and fatigue: you have seen the news. The absurds, pollution and noise. But, my friend, help me investigate "the City". It seems that, with no people, there is no such thing as "City". Do you see where I am trying to get? If people make the city, what's up with this people?

Here we are constantly talking or letting people talk on our heads. The empty spaces are taken by ads and "visual communication"; the life of others is more interesting than or own. All the time, we are distracted from ourselves and repeating to others all the trash that is stored in our heads. This is the city I see; we, people who talk a lot, see nothing and hear nothing, we are the City.

(man shouting: Productive! Efficient! Competent! Competitive! Lucrative! Born-leader! You have to get better!)

The City made me realize we are selfish, we can't leave others alone. We love to talk about ourselves and spy other's lives. I don't wish to be part of the noise anymore. You may think that, lately, I have been absent, incommunicable. I can't deny; I just hope you understand I'm learning how to don't make noise. When there is no noise, we'll be closer.

I hope you understand I can't say much more than this. You are living in the country today, and the country wants to be the city. I invite you to investigate, alone, the no-noise, so you can live in quiet spaces.

Then, without noise, we can be together. Without noise, we can experiment the same things. For this to happen, my absence is necessary: if you, eventually, experience real silence, then I will not be close to you to bring you back to "reality". Please, stay calm, I am doing great and I have not gone crazy.

I say goodbye with a strong hug. We will not meet soon. Farewell."

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AzureLake Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
Sem sombra de dúvidas, uma das coisas mais fantásticas que eu já ví nesse site :)
adedos Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
ora, obrigado... :]
fig13 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
This is fantastic as one piece!! Wowie!
Karina-an Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008
Adorei o pombo! HAHAHAHA
peve Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008  Student General Artist
isso é simplesmente incrível. sério. incrível.
likeyoujess Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008
only correction i see is
I'm learning how to don't make noise
I'm learning how to not make noise

you amaze me. beautiful words beautiful art
gutterpunkgirl Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008
amazing. :thumbsup:
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