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Sexta-feira, Setembro 30, 2005


Although born in Italy, Angelo Agostini can be considered the first Brazilian comics artist. After making illustrations and caricatures for magazines like Diabo Coxo, Cabriao and Revista Arlequim, Agostini produced a continuing story in images for Vida Fuminense in 1869. The comic was called 'As Aventuras de Nho Quim, ou Impressoes de Uma Viagem a Corte' and ran for nine episodes of two pages each. For Revista Illustrada he continued with 'As Aventura de Ze Caipora' in 1883. Although this comic was often interrupted, the series counts 35 episodes. In the early twentieth century appeared the O Tico-Tico magazine, for which Agostini illustrated the title. Since 1982 his name is used as the more important prize of the brazilian Comics.

postado por: UBIRATAN ARAUJO 1:17 AM

The first Cartoon and Comics'' Magazine in Brasil was published in 1905. There worked cartoonists as Angelo Agostini, Max Yantok, J.Carlos and Luiz Sa. It was a very popular magazine.

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J. Carlos
(18/6/1884 - 2/10/1950)

J. Carlos, short for Jose Carlos de Brito e Cunha, is often considered Brazil's best comics artist from the early twentieth century. A self-taught artist, J. Carlos began his professional career in magazine O Tagarela on 23 August, 1902. Soon, he was active for almost every illustrated magazine of the time, like A Avenida, O Malho, and Para Todos. With his limpid style, he deviated from the traditional drawing styles. It was the magazine of Careta, for which Carlos worked until his death in 1950.
During his career, he created such typical Rio de Janeiro characters as ''Almofadinha and ''Melindrosa''. He portrayed the carnival, beaches, fashion and all the Brazilian customs of the time. For the juvenile magazines he created the characters of Juquinha and the little girl Lamparina. During World War II he developed a parrot with typical Brazilian manners, that inspired Walt Disney to create ''Ze Carioca''. It didn''t come to a further collaboration with Disney, but Ze Carioca remains in Disney''s line of characters until the present day.

postado por: UBIRATAN ARAUJO 1:10 AM

Jayme Cortez
(1926 - 1987)
Portuguese comic artist Jayme Cortez began his career in the magazine O Mosquito as an apprentice of Eduardo Teixeira Coelho. For this magazine, he created various comics, like the series ''Os 2 Amigos''. In 1947, he emigrated to Brazil, where he created the comics ''Caca aos Tubaroes'' and ''O Guarany'' for the journal Diario da Noite. In 1948, he worked with Messias de Melo for Gazeta Juvenil and Gazeta Esportiva. Later, he began working for the McCann Ericson advertising company. Jayme Cortez has won several prizes for his illustrations, and his work has been exhibited in Brazil''s most important museum, the Masp in Sao Paulo.

postado por: UBIRATAN ARAUJO 1:07 AM

He was an icon of the fifties'' brazilian Comics. He joined a team with Jayme Cortez (a portuguese illustrator, that learned to draw with the great Eduardo Teixeira Coelho), Sergio Lima, Nico Rosso, Eugenio Colonnese and Rodolfo Zalla. They drew many Terror, Comics and War stories.

He has drawn comics for the Disney publications of the publishing house Abril. From the early 1970s to the late 1980s, he has drawn stories with most of the characters (Duck, Mad Madam Mim, Jose Carioca).

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Eduardo Vetillo drew Disney comics for the publisher Abril in the early 1990s. He has mainly done stories with 'Hard Haid Moe', but also with 'Mickey Mouse' and 'Jose Carioca'. He also drew Spectreman, Hanna Barbera and Os Trapalhoes for Ely Barbosa Studio, in Sao Paulo. Bira was his assitent in the years of 1979 and 1980.

postado por: UBIRATAN ARAUJO 12:51 AM

Here in Brasil, in the eighties, three cartoonists and comics creators joined to publish a magazine. They were Laerte Piratas do Tiete), Angeli (Chiclete com Banana) and Glauco (Geraldao). Some years after Adao joined them too. They have published some of more crazy and Non-sense Comics in Brasil.

postado por: UBIRATAN ARAUJO 12:34 AM

Quinta-feira, Setembro 29, 2005

He is a brazilian Comics Studio' s boss that publishes his characters in many countries and languages. He made a contract with a Korean newspaper to publish his comics strips. He begun in the Comics World at the fifties, and nowadays has two studios, one products Comics and the other, animations. He should have 300 employes.

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Segunda-feira, Setembro 26, 2005

BIRA (Ubiratan Libanio Dantas de Araujo)

He was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil (03/03/1963) and drew the comic magazine Os Trapalhões from 1980 to 1982. He was also member of AQC (Cartoonist and Comics Drawer Association) and published in many brazilian Comics magazines as Pantano, Tralha, Porrada, Megazine, Bundas (Ziraldo) and LULA (a winner´s history/ the official comics biography of the brazilian president). He creates and draws cartoons to newspapers as Retrato do Brasil, Folha da Tarde, Diario do Povo, and Workers Unions´ Newspapers in Sao Paulo, as the websites and
and * in this two last sites it may be see the comic strip series Sigmoid Frund.

Since 1985 have been selected in International Humor Contests from Brasil as Piauí, Belo Horizonte/Caratinga (MG), Santo André/Ribeirão/Araras/Piracicaba (SP), UNACON (Brasília), Carioca Humor Contest and Volta Redonda (RJ), Porto Alegre/Lageado/Univates (RS) and Pernambuco (FIHQ-PE).
He was selected in International Contests of Cartoons as ParaRAIL world from Rússia, II Rencontre du Dessin de Presse Carquefou, France and Cartoon Festival of Iran.
1986- First Prize (caricature) Cartoon Contest of Belo Horizonte (Brasil)
1992- Special Prize at Humor Saloon of Araras (Brasil)
2000- Two special Prizes at Humor Saloon of Ribeirao Preto (Brasil)
2002- Merit Diplom (Zumbi dos Palmares) from Municipal Chamber of Campinas (Sao Paulo) and Best Brazilian Cartoonist / Angelo Agostini Prize
2003- 19o Angelo Agostini Prize as brazilian best cartoonist.
2003- First prize (caricature) at Ramiz Gökçe Cartoon Festival (Cyprus), Angelo Agostini Prize as brazilian best cartoonist.
2004- Special prize at Volta Redonda´s Humor Contest and Angelo Agostini Prize as brazilian best cartoonist.

As Mozart Couto (Humanoides Associes), Sergio Macedo (Metal Hurlant), Watson Portela and Arthur Garcia, many artists became USA comics creators as Roger Cruz and Mike Deodato Jr that have drew Hulk and Wonder Woman and also published an Coomic Book Art with drawings in pen and ink over pencil. Maybe the future of the Comics in Brasil will depend on if we, foreign artists, publish or not in USA...

postado por: UBIRATAN ARAUJO 9:25 AM