Ed Benes On Leaving Batgirl, And Comics For A Bit

We knew that Gail Simone was coming back to Batgirl. But what about her artist Ed Benes? He was absent from DC’s April solicitations.

A few days ago he posted on Facebook;

Oi pessoal, hoje eu estou usando esse espaço para, para avisar que estou me afastando dos quadrinhos por um tempo, talvez um ano ou dois eu não sei, o fato é que isso ja era algo que eu queria fazer desde a epoca da JLA, eu estou avisando aqui porque quase todos os meus contatos estão aqui, e é claro que o plano de formar uma equipe para trabalhar comigo vai ter que esperar, sinto muito quanto a isso, mas estou vivendo sobre pressão por muito tempo esta na hora de descansar um pouco, isso não significa que eu vou parar de desenhar, até porque isso é o que eu sei fazer.

Rough translation…

Hi guys, today I am using this space for, to warn you that I’m away from comics for a while, maybe a year or two I do not know, the fact is that this was something I’ve wanted to do since the time of the JLA, I’m warning you here because almost all my contacts are here, and it’s clear that the plan to form a team to work with me will have to wait, I’m sorry about that, but I’ve been living under pressure for a long time and I need time to rest a bit. This does not mean that I will stop drawing because that’s what I know how to do.

A few days later, Ed clarified his remarks, somewhat.

Oi pessoal alguns estão confundindo as coisas, nem eu nem o studio vai parar, nós vamos continuar agenciando e trabalhando com os atuais e novos artistas, nada mudou, eu é que vou dar um tempo em titulos regulares, e isso diz respeito apenas a mim, nada a ver com o studio ou agenciamento, pelo contrario eu vou ter mais tempo para orientar, e eu não estou indo embora nem desistindo da minha carreira, e nem vou parar de desenhar eu apenas quero fazer o que eu quiser sem pressão, por favor não repassem informações erradas, quando falei em equipe que ia trabalhar comigo eu me referia ao artfinalista e um colorista que dividiriam um titulo comigo, espero ter esclarecido.

Rough translation again…

Hi guy, some people are confusing things. Neither I nor my studio will stop work, we’ll continue caring and working with existing and new artists, nothing has changed, I’ll take a break from working on regular titles. This concerns only me and my workload, it is nothing to do with my studio or the agency. The opposite is true,  I’ll have more time to guide others.  I’m not going away or giving up my career, and I will not stop drawing, I just want to do whatever I want without pressure. Please don’t pass along incorrect information, when I spoke about the team that was going to work with me, I was referring to artfinalista and a colorist who share a title with me, I hope I have clarified that.

He then posted the above image. You know what they say about change being as good as a rest?

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