Paulo Borges began his career as an errand boy with a printing firm, and made his first comic book art through Ely Barbosa's studio in 1986. He was an artist affiliated with Editorial Abril from the late 1980s through the 1990s. He was one of the main artists of the publisher's production of Disney comics. Between 1993 and 1999, he has drawn several 'Jose Carioca' stories, as well as stories with movie characters like 'The Hunchback of the Notre Dame', 'Hercules' and 'Mulan'. He has also drawn many comic stories based on the Brazilian comedy group/TV show 'Os Trapalhões' and some about TV host/actor Sérgio Mallandro.
By the late 1990s, the comic book industry went downhill and Borges picked up illustrating. He has made drawings for schoolbooks, and for the work of Brazilian children's book writer Monteiro Lobato through Editorial Globo. He eventually set up his own art studio with Ede Galileu in Jundiaí, through which they give design workshops. He was furthermore penciller for the 'Space Ace' mini-series, that is based on the video-game series of Don Bluth, for US publisher CrossGen in 2003. In 2007, he drew the comic book 'O Corno Que Sabia Demais' with Gustavo Machado for Pixel Media.