Anna Azevedo & Renata Baldi & Eduardo Souza Lima – Rio de Jano (2003)


Meet Rio de Janeiro… through the eyes of Jano!

Jean Leguay, working under the pseudonym Jano, is a pop French visual artist. He teamed up with Bertrand Tramber to create his first comic, ‘Kebra’, for the magazine B.D. in 1978. When the magazine folded, the ‘Kebra’ series was continued other magazines like Métal Hurlant, Charlie Mensuel, Rigolo, L’Echo des Savannes and Zoulou.

In late 2000, he visited Rio de Janeiro in order to make this book. Jano immersed himself completely in the “Rio de Janeiro life style”, going to places that will never be showed on post cards, meeting people from all layers of society, observing, experimenting, interacting.

This documentary follows Jano in his work during the 50 days of his immersion in Rio de Janeiro. “Rio de Jano” shows the city from a surprising and inspired point of view, result of Jano’s rare and sharp skills as an observer. Continue reading