Letter from Sao Paulo

For this new issue of Letter from… column, we asked toonpool.com artist Junior Lopes about his life and begged for some photographs of his working place and the city he lives in Sao Paulo, world’s 7th largest metropolitan area.

Junior’s artwork is so amazing that many of us were happy to find the story behind his ideas in the first interview, “Fabric and Fandom”, on toonpool’s blog.

What will you get if you mix cachaça (liquor made from fermented sugarcane) sugar and lime? You will get Brazil’s best known cocktail drink that could make you go to a cocktail party with a giraffe. Read more about it in the following letter:

A reason to wear a hat inside? Keeps the ideas warm!

He is the little one.

1. Which movie/TV character you see yourself as and why?

I love Homer Simpson, and now I have the same belly.

2. What are your New Year’s resolutions?

Stop smoking!

3. What bores you the most?

My short time to do all the things I want to do…

4. Do you like your place or would you like to live somewhere else?

One of my dreams is live one time in Cuba… alone…

5. What are you able to do that Superman can’t do?

Superman can’t do my portraits

"The bar", as Junior and his friends call it, is the perfect place to grab a snak in the center of Sao Paolo

What´s so funny Junior?


6. If you were sleep walking one night, where would you probably wake up the next day?

At the Zoo, kissing a giraffe.

7. What would you wear to be kicked out from a black tie cocktail party

Probably, after some caipirinhas, naked, with one naked giraffe

8. Tell me the biggest prank you did on a friend.

I married her!

9. How to ruin your vacation?

I’m in permanent vacation… I need a job

10. If I gave you a giraffe, where would you hide it?

I don’t have the psychological conditions to answer more questions about giraffes.

11. What do you do when you see the glass half empty!

Sorry, my funny and intelligent answers gone away.

The characters end up on the "wall of sketches"

You can see a pile of clothes and some ink, but Junior can see a work of art.

There is not much talking without lips.

Credits to Nicoleta Ionescu for talking with Junior Lopes

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7 Responses to “Letter from Sao Paulo”

  1. Alex says:

    you wrote, “I’m in permanent vacation… I need a job”
    Very wise words in this business, every day seems to be the first day.
    Self-promotion is exhausting and fruitless.(At least to me)
    Excellent Junior and congrats both of you, Junior and Niki.

  2. junior lopes says:

    Alex,you’re right at all.every day we have to invent something,but its great,dont you think?

  3. Alex says:

    Yes it is, Junior, but sometimes I have the urge to drop everything.

  4. Saadet Demir Yalcin says:

    congrats dear Niki, congrats dear Junior Lopes…

  5. junior lopes says:

    Dear Demir

  6. elle62 says:

    another enjoyable interview… thanks a lot for that dear junior and dear niki!

  7. menekse cam says:

    I enjoyed this interview and I love your art, Junior! (more a left-handed) ;) )
    I would expect from you filling the empty half of glass immediately… Hahaa!!!
    BTW: Well, where are the giraffes??? ;) )

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