Rosa carries names like these as she struggles to make her way as a prostitute in one of Brazil’s poorest communities. With striking illustrations, Primas opens a window to her world of sex and violence, friendship and family.
The graphic novel explores the question of personal decision versus victim of circumstance. Can sex work be a necessary career choice in an area that offers few other opportunities for women?
Artist and educator, Alberto Pessoa creates a portrait of Rosa that is both tender and raw. His debut graphic novel Primas is based on field research and interviews conducted in partnership with sociologists at the Federal University of Paraíba.
Primas is available in two print editions: a standard trade paperback and a limited edition hardcover with premium printing and paper stock. Both editions are 112 pages and include the graphic novel with bonus educational content.
Additional bonus rewards for all backers will be awarded as we pass the original campaign goal. Thank you for sharing this campaign with your friends and on your social media!
PRIMAS CREATIVE TEAM
WRITTEN & ILLUSTRATED by ALBERTO PESSOA, PhD
BASED ON RESEARCH by LORELEY GARCIA, PhD
COLOR ASSISTANCE by ANDRÉ LUIZ, CAROLINA BERNARDINI , ALEXANDRE CÂMARA, and RUAN CABRAL
STACHE PRODUCTION TEAM
PROJECT MANAGEMENT by ANTHONY MATHENIA
ENGLISH LOCALIZATION by JORDAN WILLIAMS
COPYEDITING by MARTA TANRIKULU and BENJAMIN HALL
Risks and challenges
Our team has been involved with several successful Kickstarter campaigns and there are no foreseeable risks associated with this project. The book is complete and ready for printing. The plan is to ship rewards by early October. Our goal is to get our books in your hands as quickly as possible. Each time we get a little bit better.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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