Scan off a little comics newspaper from Brazil called Suplemento. This was a prime rib I got for free off a new zine shop in Lisbon. There’s a two page interview with Fábio Zimbres, and on the next page there’s this, an array of small comic strips made by Zimbres using different names and styles. But of course I didn’t get this at first, so I kept googling each artist and noticed each result was getting weirder. Joe Gould, for instance:
Joseph Ferdinand Gould (12 September 1889 – 18 August 1957) was an American eccentric, also known as Professor Seagull. Often homeless, he pretended to be the author of the longest book ever written, an Oral History of the Contemporary World (or Oral History of Our Time). He inspired the book Joe Gould’s Secret(1965) and its film adaptation (2000), as well as being a character in the 2009 computer game The Blackwell Convergence.
I’m now on to you, Zimbres.