Le Brigand du Sertao (French edition of Estórias Gerais)
Flavio Colin was a versatile and remarkable Brazilian comics and advertising artist. Ge was born in Rio de Janeiro, and spent his highschool days with the Franciscan friars of Porto União, Santa Catarina. While still at school, he sold his first comic stories to his classmates. He began his professional career at the age of 26, with Rio Gráfica e Editora in Rio. He started out drawing out for this publisher's magazines X-9 and Enciclopédia, but he later worked regularly for O Cavaleiro Negro and Águia Negra. Among his creations were the series 'Ciência em quadrinhos' and a comics adaptation of the radio soap opera 'As Aventuras do Anjo'.
Between 1962 and 1964, he worked for Editora Outubro of São Paulo, and for CEPTA in Rio Grande do Sul. He made his first horror comics, including his masterpiece 'O Morro dos Enforcados', and made an adaptation of the TV series 'O Vigilante Rodoviário' and the film 'Shane - Os Brutos Também Amam'. Another creation was 'Sepé Tiarajú', an Indian who fought against the Spanish conquistadors. For a period of two years, he had a daily strip about a hunter called 'Vizunga', that appeared in the newspaper Folha de São Paulo through Mauricio de Sousa Productions. Comics weren't very profitable for Colin, so by the mid 1960s, he became an advertising designer and storyboard artist through agencies like McCann Erickson.
Colin returned to comics in the 1970s with a new style, that he first showcased in the book 'O Grande Livro do Terror'. He continued to draw short stories in magazines such as Spektro, Neuros, Sertão e Pampas, Calafrio, Mestres do Terror, Mundo do Terror and Inter Quadrinhos throughout the 1980s. In the 1990s, he created the award-winning albums 'A Mulher Diaba' at Editora Sampa, and 'O Boi Das Aspas de Ouro' at Editora Escala. In the final years of his career, he worked for independent publishers like Fawcett and Nona Arte. He worked with scriptwriter Wellington Srbek on new books like 'Estórias Gerais' and 'Fastasmagoriana', that were also published abroad.
Flavio Colin passed away in Rio de Janeiro on 13 August 2002, from the results of lung problems.