Book: “Pequeno Manual da Reportagem em Quadrinhos”
A handbook for the practice of journalistic comics (in Portuguese).
Audio reportage: “Der Abfall der Gesellschaft”
Journalistic piece on social issues around waste disposal (in German).
Comics translation: “Nick Cave – Mercy on Me”
German-Portuguese translation of Reinhard Kleist’s graphic novel.
Editor-in-chief: “LCB diplomatique”
General coordination of the international news portal (multilingual).
Interviews at event: “Aprillen – Berner Lesefest”
Live conversations in Switzerland with comic artists Liv Strömquist, Serpentina Hagner and Jared Muralt.
Event organization: “Un_Masking Difference”
Photography, performance and debates, with the participation of Conceição Evaristo, Jeferson Tenório, Djamila Ribeiro and Ratão Diniz.
Launch of the “Little handbook of comics reportage”
Journalist Augusto Paim is launching his book "Pequeno manual da reportagem em quadrinhos" [Little handbook of comics reportage] on November 11 at the 69th Porto Alegre Book Fair. The launch will take place during a chat with Pablito Aguiar at 5pm in the auditorium of the Memorial do Rio Grande do Sul, followed by a book signing at 6pm. The book is available at the Arquipélago stand at the Book Fair (stand 28, Rua Sete de Setembro), on the publisher's website and in partner bookshops. Further information about the book is available in the press release (in Portuguese). A German issue will follow in early 2024.
24-Stunden-Comic am Wannsee
For the fourth time, around 40 artists will take up the challenge of developing individual 24-page comics within 24 hours. Without preparation - the topic will be announced shortly beforehand - and without post-production. On Saturday evening, the audience will have the opportunity to look over the artists' shoulders and talk to them. At the same time, comic journalist and organiser Augusto Paim will conduct short interviews with the artists on the stage of the Literary Colloquium Berlin. Further information (in German): https://lcb.de/programm/24-stunden-comic-am-wannsee-23/
Talk at the Comicfestival Hamburg
»The Comic Reportage: Journalistic Narration in Comic Form« - More and more cartoonists are becoming reporters who cover real events in comic form — in a variety of formats and platforms. Augusto Paim offers an adept insight into comics journalism, showing how comics tie in with journalism and how narrative forms and aesthetics of comics can be put to use. 15:30 at Fotofabrique, Fabrique (Valentinskamp 34A, 20355 Hamburg). Further information: https://comicfestivalhamburg.de/
Comic Artists Meetup with advice on comic scholarships
Comic Scholarships will be the topic of the Digital Meetup at Renate Comics Library on Monday, August 7. At 20:00, Axel Halling from the German Comics Association will give a talk with Q&A about scholarship opportunities. Afterward, comic artist Birgit Weyhe will be present to advise you and review your portfolios. On Tuesday, August 8, comic artist Sheree Domingo from the German Comic Union will be at the Comic Library Renate to help those who need advice from 15:30 to 18:30. Further information: https://renatecomics.blogspot.com/
Festival ComicInvasion Berlin
Together with a colleague, I am responsible for the programme of ComicInvasion, Berlin's comics festival, which this year takes place on 6 and 7 May. Before that, between April 28th and May 5th, there is a week of satellite events in preparation for the festival: there are more than 20 presentations, exhibitions and workshops spread across the city. All free. Check out the full ComicInvasion programme here!
“4 years of 24-hour comic at Wannsee” – Vernissage
Exhibition "4 years of 24-hour comics at Wannsee". From Saturday, February 18, until Saturday, March 11, 2023. Opening time: Mon-Sat, 12pm-8pm. Gallery neurotitan in Haus Schwarzenberg - 2nd courtyard, 1st floor – Rosenthaler Str. 39 – 10178 Berlin. Vernissage on Saturday, February 18, from 18 clock to 23 clock. Click here for further information!
Hi, I’m Augusto. Nice to meet you.
This site is basically my portfolio, but it was also thought as a space for you to access contents on journalism, comics and culture in general. Let me explain how it works.
There are five main sections:
JOURNALISM – COMICS – TRANSLATION – ACADEMIC RESEARCH – CULTURAL PRODUCTION
Some works are listed in more than one category.
By clicking on PORTFOLIO, you have access to all the works, regardless of category.
Oh yes, of course there is also a section only for COMICS JOURNALISM, my speciality.
And there is even a BLOG, where I post news, reviews, or curiosities and some random thoughts…
That said, maybe you still need a short bio. See below!
Have fun on this site!
Augusto Paim is a journalist graduated from UFSM and Master in Literature/Creative Writing from PUCRS, both universities in Brazil. He is the author of the book “Die Comicreportage” (‘The Comics Reportage’, Ch. A. Bachmann, 2022), a result of his doctorate at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany. In partnership with the Goethe Institute, he was the curator of the Osmose project for the exchange of comic artists, and he organized the I and II International Meeting of Comics Journalism. He lived in Germany for eight years, the last of them working at the LCB literature center (Literary Colloquium Berlin). He also works as a translator and reporter, developing reportages and translations both in prose and comics.