comic art by Henfil

Henrique de Souza Filho, who used the pseudonym Henfil, started his career in comics in magazines Alterosa and Diário de Minas. He created comics such as 'Zeferino', 'Bode Orellana', 'Os Fradins', 'Orelhão', 'Urubu', 'Pó de Arroz', 'Bacalhau', 'Ubaldo and Paranóico', but his most famous was 'Graúna'. He tried to get work in the United States, but found that his work was considered too "aggressive" for mainstream publication, and more suited to the undergound. He returned to Brazil, where his comics steadily grew in popularity. At the height of his career, when his work appeared in all main Brazilian newspapers, he died of AIDS after a contaminated blood transfusion. Henfil is also known as a succesful writer, film director and TV animator.

comic art by Henfil

Graúna, by Henfil

Henfil site

Laatste update: 2008-02-22

Series en boeken door Henfil op voorraad in de Lambiek Webshop:

X

Since 1999, Lambiek presents the Comiclopedia as a free service to comic fans from all over the world. The database has expanded to over 12,000 biographies of international comic artists, and also has an extensive Dutch section about comics in the Netherlands.
For 15 years, the site was funded from the resources of our Amsterdam-based shop. However, the current economical circumstances make it difficult for us to maintain this service. At the moment the Comiclopedia's sole editor works for us free of charge, aided by a couple of (international) volunteers.

If you want to help us continue and improve our ever- expanding database, we would appreciate your donation through Paypal.