Brazilian comics
Zé Caipora from 1886.
Earliest publications 19th Century
Languages Portuguese

Brazilian comics started in the 19th century, adopting a satirical style known as cartoon, charges or Caricature that would latter be cemented with the popular comic strips. The publication of magazines dedicated exclusively to comics in Brazil started at the beginning of the 20th century. Brazilian artists have worked with both styles. In the case of American comics some have achieved international fame, like Roger Cruz with X-Men and Mike Deodato with Thor, Wonder Woman and others.


First comics

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Brazilian comics have a long history, that goes back to the 19th century. As a charge, the first drawing was circulated in 1837, sold in separate like a lithography, by Manuel de Araújo Porto-alegre.[1] This author would latter create a magazine of political humor in 1844.



  1. Marco Morel (2003). O período das regências (1831-1840). Jorge Zahar Editor Ltda. ISBN 8571107467, ISBN 978-85-7110-746-5. 
This article incorporates information from this version of the equivalent article on the Portuguese Wikipedia.

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