The Indie Index – Interview with Bruno Oliveira
Bruno Oliveira is a professional comic book artist from Brazil. Having worked for several publishers like IDW (Drones), Arcana, Oliveira has most recently donework for Marvel (Amazing Spider-Man Annual, Gwenpool Holiday Special, Mosaic). Bruno has been trying to find the right time to do this story for a long time. A story about working as a comic book artist and juggling all the important things in life…in an entertaining way. It’s a realisation of how an artist’s tragedies are only tragedies until he writes them down, and suddenly they’re funny! It’s Bruno Oliveira reduced to 64-pages!
What Now, Bruno? is currently on Kickstarter, what made you decide on using crowdfunding to make this project come to life?
It’s mostly because you can get a better understanding of your audience, you can get in touch with them and build a sort of relationship during the time of the campaign (and hopefully after as well). Besides, I wanted to have control over the quality of the printed material.
If you were to pitch What Now, Bruno? to a publisher in one sentence, what would it be?
Personally, what is your definition of “breaking in”?
You’ve worked in both indie and mainstream comics, what’s the difference between the two in regards to creativity and boundaries?