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Mauricio Araújo de Sousa

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Birthplace: Santa Isabel, State of São Paulo, Brazil
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About Mauricio de Sousa

Maurício Araújo de Sousa

Mauricio de Sousa

Mauricio Araújo de Sousa (Portuguese pronunciation: [mawˈɾisju dʒi ˈsowzɐ][nb 1] born October 27, 1935) is a Brazilian cartoonist who has created over 200 characters for his popular series of children's comic books.[1][2]

At 17 years of age, he worked for a daily newspaper called Folha da Manhã as a crime reporter. In 1959, Sousa quit that job and began his comic book career, and created Monica's Gang. Sousa's characters were inspired by children he knew from his childhood and by his own children. His later style is slightly reminiscent of that of Osamu Tezuka, a famous Japanese manga artist and personal friend.[3]

Biography Mauricio Araújo de Sousa was born in Santa Isabel on October 27, 1935. His father, Antonio Mauricio de Sousa, is a poet and his mother, Petronilha Araújo de Sousa, also delved into poetry. Mauricio developed an interest in cartooning at a young age, and began to draw posters and illustrations for periodicals.[4] At 17 years of age, he worked for a daily newspaper called Folha da Manhã as a crime reporter.[5][4] In 1959, Sousa quit that job and began his comic book career, and created Monica's Gang.[6]

The comics of Mauricio de Sousa have gained international fame, been featured on licensed merchandise, and have even been adapted for movies, television, video games, and even a São Paulo amusement park, the Parque da Mônica ("Monica's Park"). Two other Parque da Mônica facilities were also located in Curitiba and Rio de Janeiro, but they both closed in 2000 and 2005, respectively. From 1970 to 1986, Mauricio's comic books had been published by Editora Abril, until Globo took over in January 1987. His work has been published in many magazines and newspapers since 1959. Since January 2007, the comic book series is published by Panini Comics.

In 1997, the cartoonist founded the Mauricio de Sousa Cultural Institute, whose mandate is to develop social action campaigns that translate serious subjects into a comic book format to appeal to both young and adult readers.

Mauricio started publishing Turma da Mônica Jovem ("Monica Teen") in 2008, an offshoot series from "Monica's Gang", featuring Monica and her friends now as teenagers, adopting black-and-white pages, as well as art style heavily influenced from manga. Issue #34 of the "Monica Teen" comic book, presenting the first real kiss between Monica and Jimmy (they had already kissed in two previous occasions, but in a different context) had 500,000 sales.[7]

In 2012, Mauricio published a two-issue story arc in the Monica Teen comic book featuring some of Osamu Tezuka's main characters, such as Astro, Sapphire and Kimba, joining Monica and her friends in an adventure in the Amazon rainforest against a smuggling organization chopping down hundreds of trees in the jungles of the Amazon. This is the first time that Tezuka Productions has allowed overseas animators to use Tezuka's characters.[8] Rock Holmes, another character created by Tezuka, has featured as a villain in the story arc.

Awards Mauricio's public service work has earned him international recognition. Among the honors he has received are the Brazilian presidential medal of honor for his promotion of human rights; an honorary doctorate in public service from La Roche College of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Brazilian International Press Association.[9] In 2011, he was honored in the seventh edition of the Festival Internacional de Quadrinhos, at Belo Horizonte.[10]

Personal life Mauricio is the father of ten children, and drew inspiration from them for new characters such as Monica,[11] Maggy,[12] Marina,[13] Mary Angela.[14] Nimbus[15] and Nick Nope.[16] One of his sons, Maurício Spada e Sousa, died of a heart attack on 2 May 2016.[17]

Artistic work Some of Mauricio's creations include:

Monica and Friends – Mauricio's long-running signature series. Originally based on his childhood in Mogi das Cruzes and later adapting his children to be protagonists of the comics. Monica Teen – Offshoot series from Monica's Gang, featuring Monica and her friends as teenagers in a manga-style publication. First published in 2008. Blu – Anthropomorphized domestic animals (dogs, cats, etc.). Blu regularly exchanged dialogue with the "Tracer" of the comic. Chuck Billy 'n' Folks - A farmer boy and his friends who live in a rural village in a city in the interior of Brazil. In 2013 it also had a offshoot series serving as an extension for Monica Teen. Tina's Pals – A series about a group of teenage friends, aimed at the adolescent audience. Bug-a-Booo – Comic horror stories featuring a ghost (the title character, called Penadinho in the original version), a vampire, a werewolf, a mummy, and a grim reaper (Dona Morte – Lady MacDeath in the English version), all of whom lived in a cemetery. Lionel's Kingdom – Group of wild animals (both African and Brazilian) who lived under the reign of a lion king. The Cavern Clan - Starring a smart and unmarried caveman named Pitheco and his friends from the Lem village, living with dinosaurs. Horacio's World – An orphaned and ethical dinosaur; a tyrannosaurus who happened to be a vegetarian and also has his own gang, like most of Sousa's creations. First published in 1963. The Tribe – a Native Brazilian child (Curumim in Tupi language) and his friends, who live in an Amazonian taba (village). Bubbly the Astronaut – A Brazilian space adventurer who pilotes a round ship (called "Astronauta" in the original version). First published in 1963. Nicodemon – A sarcastic and evil boy, one of few main characters in Mauricio's comics to have a negative personality. Debuted in 1966. Pelézinho – A tribute to Pelé that centered around young Pelézinho ("Little Pelé") and his football playing friends. Published between 70s and 1986. Other similar versions inspired by other Brazilian soccer players like Ronaldinho Gaucho[18] and Neymar Jr. have also been published by de Sousa in 2006 and 2013 respectively. Only Ronaldinho Gaucho was syndicated worldwide.

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Maurício Araújo de Sousa

Filho de Antônio Mauricio de Sousa e de Petronilha Araújo de Sousa,Mauricio de Sousa viveu num ambiente cercado de arte, pois seu pai era poeta, compositor e pintor, e sua mãe poetisa, sua casa sempre esteve cheia de livros, permitindo um ambiente bastante cultural.

Com poucos meses de vida, Mauricio mudou-se de Santa Isabel para a vizinha Mogi das Cruzes onde começou a desenhar cartazes e ilustrações para rádios e jornais. Queria viver profissionalmente do desenho, e para isso em 1954 começou a procurar emprego de desenhista em São Paulo, mas só conseguiu uma vaga de repórter policial na Folha da Manhã. Passou cinco anos escrevendo esse tipo de reportagem, que ilustrava com desenhos bem aceitos pelos leitores.

Mauricio de Sousa começou a desenhar histórias em quadrinhos em 18 de julho de 1959, quando uma história do Bidu, sua primeira personagem, foi aprovada pelo jornal. As tiras em quadrinhos com o cãozinho Bidu e seu dono, Franjinha, deram origem ao famoso menino de cabelos espetados Cebolinha.

Bidu é o símbolo da empresa de Mauricio, a Mauricio de Sousa Produções no entanto, é revelado que a primeira criação de Mauricio foi um personagem super-herói chamado "Capitão Picolé"

Em 1963, Mauricio de Sousa cria junto com a jornalista Lenita Miranda de Figueiredo, Tia Lenita, a Folhinha de S. Paulo. Sua personagem Mônica foi criada neste ano. Em 1987, passou a ilustrar o recém-criado suplemento infantil d'O Estado de S. Paulo, o Estadinho, que até hoje publica tiras da Turma da Mônica.

Mauricio montou uma grande equipe de desenhistas e roteiristas e depois de algum tempo passou a desenhar somente as histórias de Horácio o dinossauro

Fonte: https://comicsbrasil.com/book-author/mauricio-de-sousa/

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Mauricio de Sousa's Timeline

1935
October 27, 1935
Santa Isabel, State of São Paulo, Brazil
1971
May 12, 1971
Age 35