Lacarote e Pantalonas
Laçarote e Pantalonas

Bixa was one of the most outstanding Portuguese female comic artists from the 1940s through the 1970s. Her full name is Maria Antónia de Assunção Roque Gameiro Martins Barata Pereira Cabral and she has been mainly affiliated with the magazines Revista Lusitas (1943-1957) and Revista Fagulha (1958-1974). For both these magazines, she made several adventure serials starring children, as well as illustrations for text stories.

3 de Braco Dado by Bixa
3 de Braço Dado

She obtained some success with her educational and moralizing comic 'Laçarote e Pantalonas', which she made with writer Mitza for Lusitas between 1954 and 1957. This realistic series, about a brother and sister in everyday situations, was designed to appeal to juvenile readers. Bixa and Mitza created a similar juvenile series, but then with anthropomorphic animals, called '3 de Braço Dado' between 1949 and 1954. Together with scenarist Isabel Mendoça Soares, Bixa has made various comics about different cultures.

Curriculum, de uma Desenhadora Amadora de BD, by Bixa (1993)
Curriculum, de uma Desenhadora Amadora de BD (1993)

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