José Aguiar graduated in Plastic Arts, and works as an illustrator for the editorial and advertising markets through his studio Open The Door, which he founded with Luciano Lagares. He has done comics since 1989, and has made the cartoons series 'O Boi' for several periodicals in Curitiba, Pernambuco. He has contributed to magazines like Metal Pesado, Vôte and Front and Canalha. He is the creator of Almanaque Entropya, Manticore-Comic and Gralha. He is a comic teacher with the Gibiteca in Curitiba, Paraña, and a contributor to the cultural website www.omelete.com.br and the magazine Folha de S. Paulo.