Adauto Silva is a comic artist and illustrator from Rio de Janeiro. He made his debut with the comics publisher Rio Gráfica (that is now called Editoria Globo). He was assigned to draw Brazilian stories with 'Beetle Bailey' ('Recruta Zero'), 'The Phantom' ('Fantasma'), 'Richie Rich' ('Riquinho'), 'Little Lotta' ('Bolota') and 'Little Dot' ('Brotoeja'), as well as comics based on the TV series 'Sitio do pica páu amarelo' and many cover illustrations.
He was also contributing artwork to publishers like Grafipar and Vecchi. He is now a freelance artist working mainly for advertising agencies. He has also affiliated with Rascunho Stúdio, an agency that produced artwork for the United States. He has drawn romance and western comics for José Salles' publishing company Jupiter II.