Thursday, March 15, 2012
Alberto Serrano, under his pen-name Tito na Rua, has been wowing audiences around the world with his innovative art, a synthesis of graffiti and storytelling. For years, Tito has been telling the story of Joe Nobody and his dog and Joe's search for his lost love, one wall at a time throughout the streets of Rio de Janeiro. Part street art, part comic, this extraordinary narrative has been played out to tens of thousands of lucky folks throughout the world and has been collected sequentially for the first time in his awesome graphic novel/art book Street Comics Volume 1, available now at JHU for just $20.
We had the pleasure of meeting Tito and he offered to tag the wall at our Manhattan store! He completed his initial painting this weekend (photo below), part of a larger narrative Tito wants to finish in a few month's time.
Come check out this new permanent exhibit of a cutting edge artist at the formation of an exciting new way of looking at comics and street art, exclusively at the premier comic shop in the best city in the world, JHU in Manhattan! Continue the journey in Street Comics Volume 1, check out Tito's awesome website titonarua.com and follow him on twitter, @TiTonaRua.
All EXCLUSIVELY at Jim Hanley's Universe in New York City, Where Art and Literature Meet!
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(And here's some video of Tito explaining Street Comics:)
Tito Na Rua X Rooftop Legends from World Wide Rev. on Vimeo.
Photo and art by Tito na Rua.