about the Amadora Festival

Pedro Cravo pcravo at hotmail.com
Mon Oct 15 01:11:22 CEST 2001

From: "Don Rosa" <donrosa at iglou.com>
>They suggested the middle weekend... I assume that's the busiest? I'll
>be there on Oct. 26-29, leave on the 30th. But does anything happen on
>Monday the 29th? I'm staying that day only because there are no
>flights home until the next day, and I figured maybe I'd just sightsee,
>But don't be looking for any "Life of $crooge" book this year. I wrote
>an introduction and some texts and sent some pictures to the publisher
>for this book... but they seem to be having problems... and they
>decided they could not publish the book after all.
>I was actually surprised to learn there *was* a Disney comics licensee
>in Portugal! I never saw any Disney comics when I was there four years
>ago, and I figured that I was a guest just because the Oporto
>convention organizers were comics buffs and liked my work. Do you have
>Disney comics there? Very many? Very often? Many of my stories? Will
>anyone else there know who I am? I always sorta like to know what to
>be prepared for -- will I just sit and twiddle my thumbs like when I'm
>in America, will I need bodyguards like when I'm in Finland, or
>something in between?

All weekends are very busy, because there are always autograph sessions, 
movie projections and debates with the authors present that day. If you have 
some free time and the weather is good, I'd advise you to take a stroll 
through Lisbon. There are several nice monuments to visit, like the Castle, 
the Jerónimos Monastery, the Belém Tower, the Oceanarium, several Museums 
and the lovely city streets and warm people. My hometown is 250Km away, and 
although I wouldn't like to live in Lisbon (heavy traffic, stress, etc.), I 
enjoy very much visiting for a day or two.

I'm sad to know that Lo$ won't be published this year, because I've really 
been eager to finally read it in Portuguese (I've bought some Picsou 
magazines with some chapters). Disney comics have been published in Portugal 
for several decades, although from time to time the editor changes. This are 
considered mostly children comics, as opposed to the European comics (called 
BD - from the French "bande dessinée"). There are presently six titles 
published monthly: Pato Donald (Donald Duck), Tio Patinhas (Uncle Scrooge), 
Disney Especial, Hiper Disney, Série Ouro and Album Disney. There have been 
more, but several titles were cancelled over the years (Mickey, Goofy, ...). 

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