Pabeyma by Paulo Fukue
Pabeyma

Paulo Iutaka Fukue is a Brazilian comic artist of Japanese descent. He began his career with the publishing house Pan Juvenil in the mid 1960s, drawing comics like 'Jaguaruna'. He was one of the regular artists for the publishing house EDREL in the 1960s. The company featured several other Japanese-Brazilian artists, such as Minami Keizi, Claudio Seto and his brother Roberto Fukue, and was the first to publish manga comic art in Brazil.

Pabeyma by Paulo FukuePabeyma by Paulo Fukue

Young Fukue, who studied at the Pan American School of Art, was responsible for the titles 'Super Heros' and 'Pabeyma'. He also created the jungle hero 'Tarun', a man who was lost in an Amazon region inhabited by dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures, for the EDREL comic book Magia Verde in 1967. When Keizi left EDREL in 1972, Fukue succeeded him as chief editor. The pressure of the military dictarorship that caused Keizi's departure, continued. Fukue was even detained and tortured for a month by the federal police for the alleged subversive comic books EDREL published.

Fukue also contributed to Keizi's next publishing project, Minami & Cunha Editores, for which he drew 'Sanjuro, O Samurai Impiedoso' in 1973.

Tarun by Paulo Fukue

Last updated: 2012-11-15

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