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70 Aspects Of Batman: 23

RAFAEL GRAMPA

From Wikipedia:

Rafael Grampá is a Brazilian comic book artist and writer. The comics anthology 5 created by Grampá along with Gabriel Bá, Becky Cloonan, Fábio Moon and Vasilis Lolos won the 2008 Eisner Award for Best Anthology. He is author and artist of the Mesmo Delivery comic.[1]

I don’t have much to say about Rafael Grampa, because I don’t know much about him! I do know he’s from Brazil, and that he’s awesome. He hasn’t done much American comic work, as far as I know…he did a short story in Hellblazer a little while ago, and his creator-owned Mesmo Delivery is amazing. I love his Frank Quitely meets Geoff Darrow style. I have no idea where the above picture is from, but it makes me wish some editor at DC would assign Grampa a Bat-project pronto.

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Another gun article…

So, here’s another article related to gun control… To cut murder rates in Brazil, the government is offering monetary compensation (~$60-185) and no questions asked for anyone that turns in a firearm. Other measures are being taken to reduce murders like increased sentencing for unlicensed guns. Annd four years previous, murder rates were cut by 12% due to similar measures.

Of course, I think this is a great idea, especially for a country with no second amendment.

Uncontacted Tribe Photographed in Brazil

Some of you may have heard about this already, but a plane flying over the Amazon near the Peru/Brazil border, happened to find an uncontacted tribe. It just boggles my mind to see the photographs. It’s like something out of history class or a movie.

In the photos the tribesman are painted and are pointing their bows and arrow at the aircraft. I didn’t realize their were still uncontacted tribes in the world. According to the BBC video linked below, their are perhaps a hundred still uncontacted tribes in the world. And of course this and other tribes are being threatened. BBC News Video http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7428476.stm

Tony- aka Discokid