‘Comer / Beber’ (Eat / Drink), the best cartoon album by AmadoraBD

The book ‘Comer / Beber’, by Filipe Melo and Juan Cavia, was voted the best Portuguese cartoon album by the jury of the AmadoraBD Festival, was announced today.

‘Eat / Drink’ mixes real and fictional stories in the Berlin city of the 1940s, in the midst of World War II. “Two tales that intersect in the relationship — simultaneously universal and personal — between the palate and the memory,” reads the synopsis.

The National Comic Book Awards, within the framework of the 29th AmadoraBD Festival, distinguished other authors and works in several categories.

‘Monstros’, by Filipe Duarte Pina, from the anthology ‘Silêncio’, won the award for best album for Portuguese album. Marta Teives was awarded the prize for the best design for Portuguese album, with ‘Os Regressos’, written by Pedro Moura.

Other prizes included the awarding of the best foreign author album to Frenchman Bastien Vivès, with the book ‘Uma Irmã’.

Jorge Coelho received the prize for best Portuguese author in an original album of a foreign language, with ‘Robocop: Citizens Arrest’.

In the field of illustration, Susa Monteiro won the prize for best Portuguese illustrator, with the book ‘Dream’, and Marjolaine Leray won the prize for best foreign illustrator, with ‘A Little Red Capuchin’.

‘Bartoon 25 Anos’, by Luís Afonso, was awarded the prize for best comic strip album and ‘Nonnonba’, by the Japanese Shigeru Mizuki, received the award for the best classic of the ninth art.

For best Fanzine, was distinguished ‘Eros 11’, edited by Geraldes Lino.

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