Christiano Mascaro was born in Recife, in the North-West of Brazil. He commenced working as an illustrator at the age of 17. He has studied art in the USA, where he also drew for the college paper. He finished his education at the University of Plastic Arts in two years, and began his commercial career in 1997, illustrating for Diário de Pernambuco, one of the oldest Latin-American magazines. He participated in several humor salons, and has won several prizes. He has cooperated with several comics magazines, and is editor of the alternative comics review Ragú.