- Posted October 23, 2013 by
natal, brazil, Brazil
Mauricio de Sousa performed at Book Fair Comics in Natal
Mauricio de Sousa Araújo is a Brazilian entrepreneur and designer , began designing posters and illustrations for newspapers and radio stations in the city of Mogi das Cruzes , São Paulo , where he lived . Sought employment in São Paulo , as a draftsman , but only managed a wave of crime reporter for Folha da Manha . He spent five years writing this kind of story , which he illustrated with drawings well accepted by readers . Mauricio de Sousa started drawing comics in 1959 , when a story of Bidu, a character was first approved by the newspaper . The comic strips with Bidu dog and his owner , Franjinha gave birth to the famous spiky haired boy Chives . Currently Bidu, who is the pet of Franjinha , participates with both its owner and in stories in which is the main star , dialoguing with other dogs and even stones . Bidu is the symbol of the company Mauricio , Mauricio de Sousa Productions . Among designers as Messiah Mello , Gedeone Malagola , Ely Barbosa , Shimamoto Julius joined the Association of Designers of São Paulo ( ADESP ) ADESP had the flag as the nationalization of comics , Mauricio became president of the association , with the installation of the military dictatorship , left the association , claiming that he was gaining political connotation . In 1963 , Mauricio de Sousa creates along with journalist Lenita Miranda de Figueiredo , Tia Lenita , Folhinha de São Paulo . Her character Monica was created this year . In 1987 , he began to illustrate the newly created children's supplement of the newspaper O Estado de São Paulo, the Estadinho , which today publishes strips Monica . Mauricio has assembled a great team of designers and writers , and after some time came to draw only the stories of Horacio, the dinosaur . Besides creating characters based on his childhood friends , Mauricio has always created characters based on their children , such as : Monica , Magali , Marina , Maria Chives ( inspired Mariângela ) , Nimbus (in Mauro ) , The Contra (in Mauricio Takeda ) , Vanda , Valerie and Dr. Spada . Comics Mauricio de Sousa have international fame , having been adapted to film, to television and the video games, in addition to being licensed to trade in a range of branded products of characters . There is even the theme park Monica , Monica 's Park , located in São Paulo . 1970 - when it launched the magazine Monica , with a circulation of 200,000 copies - the 1986 magazines were published in Mauricio Abril , but as of January 1987 were published by Editora Globo , along with the studios Mauricio Sousa . After twenty years of publishing globe , all titles of Monica passed , from January 2007 to the multinational Publisher Panini . Photos: Adrovando Claro.