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William Borba
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Born To Be Alive - 28 by borba, visual art

Artist // Professional // Traditional Art
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My Bio
Rio de Janeiro

Favourite Visual Artist
Carl Barks
Favourite Movies
Star Wars (original trilogy), the first two Alien films, 2001: A Space Odissey, Superman 1 and 2, Deadpool, HTTYD trilogy, Frozen I (yes, I liked it), Zootopia
Favourite TV Shows
Seinfeld, Star Trek (TOS, TNG and Enterprise), Pawn Stars, Spongebob Squarepants, Regular Show, Rick and Morty
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Blitz, Paralamas do Sucesso, Engenheiros do Havaí, Beatles, Rolling Stones
Favourite Books
Anything from Monteiro Lobato, anything from Jules Verne, anything from H.G. Wells, anything from J.R.R. Tolkien, anything from Arthur C. Clarke
Favourite Writers
Monteiro Lobato, Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, J.R.R. Tolkien, Arthur C. Clarke
Favourite Games
WoW, Starcraft I, Spiderweb Software's indie games
Favourite Gaming Platform
My Macs
Tools of the Trade
Paper, India ink, brushes, scanners, my Macs, Photoshop and printers
Other Interests
Astronomy, Astronautics, Archaeology, Geography, History, Mythology, Arts in general, comics
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My original plan was to publish Never Say Goodbye in 2020 but, due to several problems and undesirable situations that include the beginning of the pandemic, the socio-political situation, and difficulties with the web hosting company where my website was hosted, I decided to postpone the publication of the comic. I ended up deciding to publish it right here on DA rather than on my website, despite my reservations about doing so due to the avalanche of personal attacks and shitposting that IWS and BTBA received in their respective comment areas. The decision was correct; as I expected the time passed and the unwanted presence was gone, their ill-natured attention going to another targets, leaving these my Zootopia fan comics in peace. But what I would like to show here is a very short NSG making of. First I would like to say that about 2/3 of the comic's pencils have been ready since the beginning of 2020, but they remained in a state similar to the page below (page 22) until recently,
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Never Say Goodbye, the last part of the trilogy started four years ago with the now infamous Zootopia fan comic called I Will Survive, will be published here instead of on my website. I had some serious talks and changed my mind about posting arts there that were not my own creation. It's my name that is there, after all. So, this fan comic will be posted here regularly until its end, which should happen in March or April. I also learned to stop worrying and now I love the internet.
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Hi borba, how well is going my commission?

(I paid all the money the past weeks).

Tudo. O Covid-19 ainda não me pegou.

Já outros problemas de saúde…

Hello! I was curious about if you‘re going to be open for commissions soon?

Hello!

Thanks for your interest in my work, but I'm not accepting commissions for now. Sorry!

Hi, I read your Zootopia comic, "I Will Survive" and I want to tell you up front that your linework is really good, your characters are expressive and their features are consistent, in conclusion you are a good artist. I was just wondering if that comic was meant to be a joke since it takes place in the Seinfield apartment (or did you just use that as a reference) and since some people might say that creating such a moral conflict between fictional characters from an age eight and above movie is absurdly funny or cringeworthy, no offence meant.

I'm a big Seinfeld fan but yes, to use his apartment features in these comics is a joke, of course.

But let me disagree that Zootopia is a film for children only. In fact, I think it is essentially a film aimed at an adult audience (badly) disguised as children's entertainment. The themes, the development of the plot, the references to the mafia and drugs (Breaking Bad, anyone?), the sensual and hip-shaking Gazelle with her beefcake tigers… except for the cute animals and some visual jokes, I would hardly recommend the film for an exclusive audience of children.

In fact, I even think Zootopia is the least Disney of all the films produced by the company, including "The Black Cauldron".