Rafael Grampá

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Rafael Grampá
BornApril 27
Area(s)Writer, Penciller, Inker
Notable works
Mesmo Delivery
Awards2008 Eisner Award for Best Anthology

Rafael Grampá is a Brazilian comic book artist, director and storyteller. Once mentioned by Mark Millar, founder of Millarworld, as one of the greatest living comic artists and often qualified by him as "brilliant" and "genius" [1], Grampá created Mesmo Delivery and 5, an independently released comic, alongside Becky Cloonan, Fábio Moon, Gabriel Bá and Vasilis Lolos, which won, in 2008, an Eisner Award in best anthology category.[2]


Grampá started his career early. At the age of 14 he drew flags for Rio Grande do Sul municipalities, made t-shirt prints, store logos and children's party decorations. In 2001 he became art director of RBS TV, a subsidiary of Rede Globo in southern Brazil. In 2004 he moved to São Paulo and worked as animation director and concept designer for the animation studio Lobo / Vetor Zero in São Paulo, developing animation films and special effects. Rafael Grampá was, until 2007, director of animation films at Lobo/Vetor Zero, the largest animation and Vfx production company in Latin America, before deciding to focus exclusively to comics.[3]

In 2008, Grampá, alongside Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon, was awarded with an Eisner Award, becoming then the first brazilian artists to receive the award[4]. In the same year he put out Mesmo Delivery[5], independently released multi award-winning graphic novel that would become a cult classic then republished in dozens of different countries and languages and which had its film rights acquired by RT Features, company founded by the film producer Rodrigo Teixeira, known for producing award-winning films such as Call Me By Your Name, Frances Ha and Lighthouse.[6][7][8]

Since then Grampá has collaborated, writing and drawing, for publishers such as DC Comics, Dark Horse and Marvel. Dear Logan, created by him for the latter, was widely considered one of the best stories ever created for the Wolverine character.[9]. Meanwhile, his reinterpretation of Batman for DC Comics became part of Batman Black and White, the DC Collectibles series.[10]

Grampá also directed short films based on his own original stories, both in live-action and animation. Dark Noir (2014)[11], animation film sponsored by Absolut Vodka was released simultaneously in 21 countries and raised attention of Paramount, Sony, Warner and Scott Free — of the brothers Tony & Ridley Scott. Romeo Reboot (2015)[12], a live-action inspired in Shakespeare's classic story. In 2017, Grampá alongside partners, started Handquarters[13], a content development studio and production company and there he creates and directs A Geek Punk Story (2018), live-action film packed with Vfx, a tribute to pop culture as a whole and to comics universe in particular, that shows São Paulo in a post-apocalyptic and fantastic future where a group of teenagers, hunted by their pursuers, decide to become superheroes, inspired by the finding of old comic books, by them mistaken for sacred books. Released to promote the CCXP festival, A Geek Punk Story reached 2.2 million views, only on Facebook.

Currently Grampá works alongside Frank Miller in The Golden Child, sequel of Dark Knight Returns. The Golden Child is scheduled for be released in December 2019 and is being considered by DC Comics[14].


Interior comic work includes:

Covers only[edit]

Pin Ups[edit]

  • Daredevil #500 (2009)
  • "Madman Atomic Comics" #17 (2009)


  1. ^ Kit, Borys (13 de Agosto de 2018) [1] "Mark Millar Launching Comic 'Prodigy' for Netflix"
  2. ^ Floro, Paulo (2008, July 26) [2] "Gabriel Bá, Fábio Moon e Rafael Grampá vencem o Eisner Awards"
  3. ^ Arruda, Juliana (2019, September 5) [3] "Rafael Grampá lança HANDQUARTERS, estúdio de storytelling multiplataforma para atender mercado audiovisual e publicitário brasileiro"
  4. ^ Floro, Paulo (2008, July 26) [4] "Gabriel Bá, Fábio Moon e Rafael Grampá vencem o Eisner Awards"
  5. ^ Dark HorseDark Horse's "Mesmo Delivery" page
  6. ^ Hessel, Marcelo (August 19, 2011).Omelete "Mesmo Delivery | Mauro Lima vai dirigir a adaptação da HQ de Rafael Grampá" (portuguese)
  7. ^ Wickline, Dan (October 4, 2013). "Grampa Is At The Vodka Again! Absolut Vodka Profiles Rafael Grampa". Bleeding Cool.
  8. ^ Arrant, Chris (November 12, 2008). " Trucker Turmoil: Rafael Grampa on Mesmo Delivery". Newsarama.
  9. ^ Callahan, Timothy (October 18, 2010). CBR Wolwerine: Eight perfect pages
  10. ^ (August 20, 2013).DC Collectibles "Celebrating Batman: Black and White"
  11. ^ Handquarters: Darn Noir Site oficial Handquarters: Absolut Dark Noir
  12. ^ Handquarters: Romeo RebootSite oficial Handquarters: Romeo Reboot
  13. ^ Handquarters Site oficial
  14. ^ Gomes, Bruno (November 3, 2018)O Vício "Batman | Frank Miller e Rafael Grampá estão trabalhando em nova HQ do herói"


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