Designer, animator, artist and comic artist. Rafael Coutinho he is also the newest member of the Brazilian team confirmed for the Artists’ Alley gives CCXP19. One of the most prominent artists on the national scene in recent decades, he subscribes to magazines The Teenage Kiss, Sperm whale and his most recent work, Mensur. Coutinho will be present every day at the largest pop culture festival on the planet – which takes place between December 5th and 8th, at the São Paulo Expo. In addition to having a table at Artists’ Alley, the comic artist will participate in panels and other activities that will be announced shortly.
Born in São Paulo in 1980, Rafael Coutinho graduated in Fine Arts from UNESP, in 2004, and since then he has collected several works in his curriculum. The artist produced, as an animator and director, the short films That guy (2006) and Live (2008). As a cartoonist, he participated in publications Bang Bang (publishing company To become, 2005) and Tales of the Brothers Grimm (publishing company Desiderata), in addition to signing illustrations for several media outlets in Brazil. He was a member of the group Base-V, producing murals, exhibitions and publications of experimental art. Still as a visual artist, he made paintings and sculptures for Galeria Choque Cultural.
In 2010, Coutinho finished his first feature film script, Spread, in partnership with the screenwriter Peppe Siffredi. It was also this year that the artist completed his debut graphic novel, Sperm whale (Ed. Comics at Cia), together with the writer Daniel Galera. Another successful work, the comic miniseries Teen Kiss was launched by the IG, in 2011, and published independently printed by Publisher Cachalote, founded by the comic artist himself.
In the theater, Rafael Coutinho acted as graphic artist and set designer of the play Puzzle, in Felipe Hirsch, in presentations at the International Book Fair in Frankfurt and São Paulo, between 2013 and 2014. Still in 2014, he curated the exhibition about his own father, Occupation Laerte, for Instituto Itaú Cultural, in addition to illustrating the classic Baron of Munchausen (Cosac Naify). In 2015, it launched the third part of the series Teen Kiss, in addition to coordinating, together with Clarice Reichstul and Érico Assis, the anthology The Fabulous Brazilian Comic 2015. In 2016, he illustrated the edition of Forest Gump (Ed. Aleph – 2016). Finally, in 2017, it launched Mensur (Cia das Letras) and Airplane mode (Lot 42).
In 2018, the festival received 262 thousand visitors, setting a record attendance and establishing itself once again as the largest pop culture festival in the world. CCXP is already part of the country’s cultural calendar and this year it will take place between December 5th and 8th, at São Paulo Expo. Learn more at www.ccxp.com.br.