Thales Estefani grew up in Volta Redonda, a city in the state of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). During his youth, he was part of fanzine production groups and participated in cartoon exhibitions. At the age of 15 he traveled to a film festival in India to represent the animators team of a short film selected for the festival. Later, he graduated in Communication with emphasis in Publishing (ECo-UFRJ, 2013), having focused his studies on picturebooks. He has worked at Fundação Getúlio Vargas and Editora Jorge Zahar on the fields of visual arts and graphic production. He was a CAPES fellow during his master’s degree in Arts, Culture and Languages (IAD-UFJF, 2017), when he developed research on story apps. During that period he also joined IRG (Iconicity Research Group). His topics of interest are illustrated literature, intermediality, media studies and culture. He is currently writing a PhD thesis titled “Going through the woods between the imaginary world and the real one: Red Riding Hood in transmedia transformation” as an FCT Fellow in the Doctoral Program in Materialities of Literature (CLP-UC). Personal website: https://thalesestefani.wordpress.com/ .
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