Date: Sep 04, 2020
By: William Hetherington / Staff writer, with CNA
The Betel Nut Beauty (檳榔美少女) is Lucas Paixao’s first serialized work and his first publication, he said.
Paixao first came to Taiwan in 2014 as an exchange student at Taipei National University of the Arts’ School of Fine Arts, he said.
The series showcases his view of unique aspects of Taiwan’s culture, as well as his deep love for comics, critics have said.
Paixao, who was born in Salvador, Brazil, became a fan of Taiwanese all-girl pop group S.H.E when he was 12 years old, which motivated him to learn Mandarin and sparked his interest in Taiwanese culture, especially films and TV dramas. [FULL STORY]