Author: Ellis Dixon
Kidding Around in Portugal: A Q&A with Children’s Book Artist Cale Atkinson
September 12, 2018
Cale Atkinson is an artist, author, and animator who’s worked for the likes of Disney Hyperion and Marvel. His travels through Portugal prompted a series on the country, so we decided to get in touch.
Digitizing Lisboa: A Q&A with Illustrator Gonçalo Viana
August 27, 2018
Gonçalo Viana’s illustrations bring to mind a simpler time when postcards were a thing, yet his subject matter is very much of the moment. And his clear, child-friendly technique means that his illustrations go perfectly with the articles he’s commissioned to illustrate — and, of course, children’s books.
Canning with style: A Q&A with Gémeo Luís of José Gourmet
August 23, 2018
Luís Mendonça, aka Geméo Luís, is the illustrator and curator behind the well-known and -loved sea creatures on the tins of seafood by the company José Gourmet. I caught up with Mendoça to learn more about the fish, the characters, and, of course, the man. The José brand is best known for its canned seafood, but was that […]
What Makes Them Scared: Twelve Portuguese Directors in MOTELx’s 2018 Film Fest
August 17, 2018
Sometimes all you need is a good scare to get the blood pumping. This year’s lineup at Lisbon’s longest-running international horror film festival, Motel X, is sure to get you trembling in your seat for all the right reasons.
Seventeen Restaurants Deep: A Q&A with Chef José Avillez
August 13, 2018
José Avillez isn’t slowing down his quest to maintain his reign as the king of cuisine in Lisbon (and Portugal). Here’s what we found out about what makes him tick.
Martinho da Arcada
August 10, 2018
One of Pessoa’s favorite cafés for watching the world go by. Sure, there are cheaper coffee shops, but here you are on Praça do Comércio.
Hua Ta Li
August 9, 2018
Go for the view, stay for the dumplings. Impressive Chinese food on an equally impressive terrace overlooking Martim Moniz square in downtown Lisbon.