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Felipe Cagno
Artist | Professional
Filmmaker / Writer / Publisher

:earth: Current Residence: São Paulo, Brasil

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:reading: COMIC BOOKS

The Lost Kids: Seeking Samarkand (Available Now!)
3-2-1: Fast Comics Vol. 1 (Available Now!)
3-2-1: Fast Comics Vol. 2 (Pre-Production)
Blind Spot: Training Years (Pre-Production)
Relics (Active Development)
Sharp Shootin' (Active Development)


Bala Sem Nome (Post-Production, 2015, "Bullet With No Name")
Bom Demais Para Ser Verdade (Script Stage, 2016, "Too Good To Be True")


Journal Entry: Fri Nov 21, 2014, 6:38 AM

Para Regras e Instruções em Português, acesse

:star::star::star:THE 321 CHALLENGE CONTEST STARTS NOW!:star::star::star:

:bulletblue: THE GOAL

To take part in the ongoing 321 Narrative Challenge where the goal is to submit Themed Pin-Ups & Comic Book Stories that have:

3 Pages
2 Characters
1 Twist Ending

As long as your story respects the above rules, anything goes! Feel free to to do a Western, Superheroes, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Daily Life, it's really up to you and your creative team.

The Theme for the Pin-Ups is "1950's/1960's Diners, Burger Places, Restaurants, Coffee Shops, etc"

Feel free to submit pin-ups only, just the stories or a combo of both!

:bulletblue: THE PRIZES

The contest will run until July '15 when the TOP THREE STORIES & the TOP THREE PIN-UPS will be published on the "321: Fast Comics Vol. II" book plus cash prizes!

:winner: 1st Place: $400 :winner:
:trophy: 2nd Place: $300 :trophy:
:w00t: 3rd Place: $200 :w00t:

:+fav: All three Pin-Ups will get $150 each :+fav:

:judge: But wait! That is not all! :judge:

-- Every MONTH up until July 2015 I will pick THREE STORIES to be digitally published as a Madefire Motion Book and highlighted in a series of DeviantArt articles by the team behind DepthRADIUS plus a little extra kick to it ;) --

All Top Three Monthly Winners will also receive a 3 Month DA Subscription

:bulletblue: THE RULES

:bulletred: Write & Produce a short comic book story no longer than 3 pages, with no more than 2 main characters with a surprise ending. Aside from the two main characters you are allowed to have as many people in the background as you want as long as they DO NOT interact with the story.

:bulletred: Stories can be either fully colored or B/W but they MUST be print ready. No pencils allowed. CG art, Digital, Traditional are all accepted.

:bulletred: Partnerships are encouraged!! Writers should team-up with artists and artists should find writers to collaborate with, team submissions are more than welcome as are solo works.

:bulletred: The Pin-ups are free as long as they follow the THEME outlined above on the first topic and can be delivered in any medium (i.e. sketch card, pin-up, B/W, CGI, Digital or Traditional Art, etc)

:bulletred: Every artwork must be 11x17in in size and at least 300dpi, including the pages! No need to upload the high resolution files to DeviantArt though, these will be required if they are chosen to be published on the book next year.

:bulletred: As many entries per contestant as you like, feel free to take part of the challenge every month, keep it PG-13 or Teen rated. 

:bulletred: Submit by posting a "LINK" to your own gallery on THIS journal every month. Your entry is confirmed when I reply your comment, if you don't hear from me there's something wrong, so verify where you have posted your entry.

:email: Any questions feel free to Note me or reach me at :email:

Important: The rights to every artwork or story submitted remain YOURS, even if we choose to publish your story, they will be kept that way. If your story or pin-up is chosen for print publication and do not conform to the size and resolution required, we will have to pick another winner.


Entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM (PT) on the 30th of EVERY month. If it is received after the due date, it will roll over to the next month, and remember, the competition is ONGOING until July 2015.

DepthRADIUS articles will be published at the discretion of the good folks of DA and the monthly "321: Fast Comics" digital books will come out every third Wednesday of the following month along with the awarded subscriptions.

Important: Even if your artwork doesn't make it into the monthly books, it might still be highlighted on the DepthRADIUS articles, so keep'em coming :D


To read a FREE PREVIEW of the "321: Fast Comics Vol. I" comic book, just tap below to begin. It's a great example people can follow for their own stories.


The full book with 21 short stories can also be read right here on DA through Madefire, click below to purchase your Digital copy.

It can also be found on the Madefire App! Get out your Android, iPad, iPhone, or mobile platform of choice, and open the Madefire app. You will find a ton of really awesome comic books in there, including the 321: Fast Comics.


The collected trade of all eight issues of the Lost Kids is on sale at Comixology! Here's your chance to grab the whole series in a collected book or single issues!

Click RIGHT HERE to visit the Lost Kids Comixology page or click the picture below.

:star: How to Write Your Own Comic

Finally I got some time to sit down and work on a new article. This one is about breaking up your story in panels and how that is a collaborative effort between the writer and artist since it's key to the narrative of the book.

Check it out at Writing 302: Action in PanelsYou may think this is solely up to the illustrator of the book but in fact it's actually a shared responsibility between writers and pencillers.
Camera Angles and Storytelling through Panels
As a writer it's your job to define the pacing and flow of the page and how your story will reach the readers. The artist's job is to take those directions, execute them as best as he can and apply his vision on top of the writer's. It is a collaborative effort and that's why writers and artists have to keep a constant communication.
Drawing a pin-up is one thing, telling a story through pictures is something else entirely. All your choices have weight and they should mean something, you should be very conscious of every single decision you take as an artist/writer when working on a comic book.
A close up has a very different desired effect than a wide shot for instance, and they each communicate something specific to your readers. So always keep in mind, "What do I want to communicate wi

:bulletblue: Writing 101 - Find Your Ending:
:bulletblue: Writing 102 - The Outline:
:bulletblue: Writing 201 - Crowd or Cast:
:bulletblue: Writing 202 - What's Your Job?:
:bulletblue: Writing 203 - Nice to Meet You:
:bulletblue: Writing 204 - Lego Blocks:
:bulletblue: Writing 301 - Formatting:
:bulletblue: Team Effort 101:

Thanks so much for checking them out :)

  • Mood: Welcoming
  • Reading: American Vampire
  • Watching: Gotham, Agents of SHIELD, Flash, Arrow, BBT
  • Playing: Injustice on iPad


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Elinewton Featured By Owner 3 hours ago
Cara acabei de ver sua entrevista na Comic Con 2014 pro canal Filmes e Games!!
Gostei muito e parabéns pelo sucesso!! Bola pra frente!!
Israelanime Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Sou um aluno da 
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NekoJaruu Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  New member Student Traditional Artist
Wow you have an awesome art!
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RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014   Traditional Artist
You have extraordinary works!
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DarkIceXMK Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
Cara, acabei de ler um artigo sobre você e.... bom, em uma partezinha aqui e outra ali, eu acabei até me identificando. Principalmente no quesito principal: A tal história. Aquela história que te persegue e anos, fica martelando na sua cabeça, que parece que por mais que você tente criar coisas diferentes, elas sempre saem parecidas com aquilo. Eu tenho uma história assim. E assim como você, lá no início, não sei como produzí-la, como levá-la para frente. Provavelmente você não vai ler isso, mas a esperança é a última que morre, né? O ponto é: Assim como você, eu quero ajuda. Quero ajuda pra poder compartilhar com os outros essa história que eu criei, e venho lapidando a uns cinco anos, mais ou menos. Como você fez? Como começou? Eu preciso de um ponto de partida, e adoraria se você me desse pelo menos uma ajudinha nisso. Valeu!
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D-Stone Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
good looking gallery wish i had a good writer for a comic im starting, just me and a friend at work lol.
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FrancisViveiros Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
Nossa, brigadão por me dar um Watch! Sou seu fã! Abs!!!
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LiamSharp Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Professional Artist
Amazing galley Felipe! Was great to talk, and very excited to be doing some cool stuff with you. Thinking I'd love to write on of these short stories... :-)
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pencilsandstrings Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the Halo fave! Always appreciated :D
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TimareeZadel Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for faving :nod:
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