Mozart Couto is well-known Brazilian comics artist. He began his comics career in 1978, drawing 'Katy Apache' for Grafipar under the guidance of Claudio Seto. Together with Franco De Rosa, he created the barbarian 'Zamor' at the Estúdio Bico de Pena in 1982. He produced several horror stories for Press Editorial, such as 'Superficção', 'Ambrak' and 'HellDorado'. He was a regular contributor to Rodolfo Zalla's Calafrio magazine.
In the second half of the 1980s, he began working for the European market through the the international Commu agency. Through this agency, he drew among others the caricatural series 'Tambo' with text by Julio Braz for the Belgian publisher Comic Productions. He also made stop comics with Piet de Lombaerde in the Belgian magazine TV Express in 1987. Couto's work was also published in France, Germany, Denmark and The Netherlands.
In his home country, he published the album 'O Viajante' with Editora Ícone in 1989, although the story was previously published in Belgium three years earlier. He published several works with Opéra Graphica, including 'Biocyberdrama' (with Edgar Franco) and 'Brakan - O Bárbaro Vingado', while also drawing covers for the publisher's 'Phantom' titles. He was also present on the North American market with 'Turok', 'Wonder Woman', 'Glory', 'Gamera' and other titles for companies like Marvel, DC and Dark Horse. He also released several educational books about drawing comic art, including 'Desenhando Arte Fantástica', 'Desenhando Arte Fantástica: Guerreiras' and 'Curso Básico de desenho'.