Aqui é um Bom Lugar

Written by Ana Pessoa and drawn by me, this is the sketchbook of a teenager, Teresa, during her final year in high school. I used some of my own old sketchbooks as a reference point, and sometimes directly scanned those originals unto the book. There are also photographs and collages, and this mix of mediums is meant to complement a text that is very varied as well, going from little jokes and funny observations to deeper thoughts and emotions.

– Winner – Maria Rosa Colaço Literary Award 2018
– Recommended by the Portuguese National Reading Plan
– Winner – Best Portuguese Picturebook Illustrator, at the BD Amadora Awards (2019)
– Selected as one of the best books of the year, by Sara Figueiredo Costa (Expresso newspaper, 22/12/2019)