Dark Horse Books is proud to announce the inclusion of De: Tales: Stories from Urban Brazil in the Booklist Top Ten Graphic Novels 2007. The Booklist list features the graphic novels reviewed most favorably in the March 15, 2006, through January 1 & 15, 2007, issues. Compiled by respected literary reviewer Ray Olson, this list spotlights the best of the best in an ever-expanding medium.
De: Tales, written by Brazilian twins FÃ¡bio Moon and Gabriel BÃ¡, is a collection of short stories that features the pair working together, in tandem, or separatelyâ€”trading off on those roles, or flying solo. Brimming with all the details of human life, their charming tales move from the urban reality of their home in SÃ£o Paulo to the magical realism of their Latin American background, living up to the twins’ critical acclaim and proving that they are a talented pair to watch out for.
“Considering how many great books were published last year, and the growing acceptance of graphic novels on the general public’s eye, it’s very inspiring to have our work recognized like that. Makes us believe we’re doing something right, and makes us want to do more,” said Moon and BÃ¡, in regards to the recognition from Booklist.
De: Tales (ISBN-10: 1-59307-485-9) was originally published in June 2006, and retails for $14.95.
Praise for the work of Moon and BÃ¡:
“Deeply satisfying realist and magic-realist comics about middle-class, urban students and professionals, such as young writer-artist twins Moon and BÃ¡ themselves, in which they usually appear, connecting with women and clubbing and partying with friends.” â€”Ray Olson, Booklist
“. . . A perfect blend of fluid storytelling and contemporary style . . . A+.”â€”Tom McLean, Variety
“Packed with luscious allegorical imagery . . .”-Blogcritics.org
“. . . The art, by both brothers, is a treat.” â€”Kiel Phegley, Wizard