We’re on a magazine \^3^/

10 Mar

Cat and Fox int da house yo!

Gi: Hello people, long time no see!

So here we were minding our own business when Sara got a call telling us that there was this interview thing on a magazine (yeah, one of those that comes with the “Expresso” newspaper, Portuguese folk following us), with an article about Japanese “culture”. So what the heck did we have to do with that I asked? That’s when there was this transitory flashback with me and Sara getting space invaded by a journalist and a photographer back in… November. Jeez I’m so bad with dates.

And what do you know, when we get the mag and open it up, the first thing we notice is our not so ugly mugs on the summary page. Our eyes just bulged. Sure we remembered how the interview went -it went great-, but we couldn’t help thinking that our ideas weren’t getting through and in the end we even thought it would never be published. The journalist said she wasn’t certain yet.

Well, seems not anymore! We can’t believe it, there we are in our studio, it looking all grand and pro and us looking like great pros too XD. Ahaha we wished. They kept asking us to “pretend you’re working” and “turn this way” when taking the photos and the questions they asked… oh boy. The most awkward bit was when they were scanning the bookshelves, taking out the artbooks and when they went to look at my cd collection, they spotted Gorillaz “Demon Days” and nodding at each other the journalist and the photographer agreed it was most certainly something an artist would hear. Well, I just sweatdroped really.

Still it’s a big thrill to see us on one of the top reading items here at Portugal and let’s hope we keep it commin’ XD Ahah, let’s work for it.


Sara: Hello again everyone!

And yes, we are still pretty much amazed with this surprise. Since our hopes were going down about the possibility of that interview ever coming out, it was the last thing I was hoping to hear today, I had to think for a while when the voice on the other side of the phone started reading about us, and only then did my brain allowed me to babble some of the words to Gi.

It still bugged us a bit the fact that the title of the article “Olhos em bico” (it’s a portuguese saying that roughly translates to “asian shaped eyes”… sort of… I mean… what shame… >_<… There is no other way we can find to try and explain it better…), it mainly talks about some people here in Portugal that are connected to some characteristic of the Japanese society (music, fashion, etc.), but puts everybody in the same bag: all addicted to Japan and wishing they were born there. Which it’s not, even in some of the other interviewed cases as far as we know. Aside from that it was more than good overall, it’s a highlight we weren’t even expecting, and besides we got to be on the saturday newspaper’s magazine, so we do go “yay!” every time we talk about it ^_^.

Hoping this isn’t the last of it, we keep going! Stay tuned, we keep doing our best <3


Posted by on March 10, 2007 in Cat & Fox, Events


6 responses to “We’re on a magazine \^3^/

  1. yuugi

    March 12, 2007 at 12:54 AM

    Congrats XD! I had no idea you had a studio! I guess business is doing well \^_^/ (or is that your old office redecorated Gi?)
    Anyway you should have posted the pictures without the drawings, i haven’t seen your face in what 6-7 years?
    Congrats again :3!

  2. shoottokill

    March 12, 2007 at 5:10 AM

    Gi here! Eeheh, things change over the years ne? Oh no, we couldn’t post our pics here, we’re too shy ^///^

    Thanks! There’s been a huge debate about the article o_o”

  3. s

    March 13, 2007 at 11:07 AM

    You two are celebrities! XDDD Congratulations on the press coverage! It’s always wonderful to have good exposure/press. Like what Yuugi said, you should’ve posted the pics without the masks. XDD

  4. shoottokill

    March 13, 2007 at 1:46 PM

    Maaaybeeee we’ll send the original photos to your e-mails… but don’t you dare blackmail us later! ^^

  5. s

    March 13, 2007 at 2:04 PM

    Interested in the feedback about the article. I suppose there’s also a rather huge anti(ish) j-pop culture movement over there? Like in most countries, young people here like anime and j-music and all that, but it’s being frowned upon by traditionalists. The conflict is more evident in the local comics industry; the art style debate (anime = unoriginal) just keeps going on and on and on, it’s sickening.

  6. shoottokill

    March 13, 2007 at 11:48 PM

    The article itself, I don’t see anything wrong with it. I think it was written in lighter tones for people who don’t know anything about j culture. It speaks of music, BGL and manga artists (which is us) and DK who is a kemono artist.
    The problem is, the journalist picked up bits and pieces of the things she thought were unusual and that could get people’s atention to read the article and she made this huge fruity salad, hence you can’t distinguish properly one flavour from the other. And this is what upset the portuguese anime “comunity”. Now comunity wise, comunity meaning the regular non anime fan portuguese guy and girl, they ain’t bothered and the article just arose some curiosity. Portugal is indeed small and we don’t even have a comics industry, most likely we’ll start by having a manga industry first *secret*

    As for the never ending debate, I’ve seen people take back their words once I have showed him works from some artists I like. But yep, it keeps going on and on… and I really hate it when they try to make me believe a comic or european “bande dessinée” has a better style. Manga can’t be compared because it’s too different to be judged by those paterns.

    Luckily, the fans know this and they still like our stuff ^_^

    *** Gi


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