Meu Monarca Favorito
Marcelo Tiburcio Vanni, who signs his work Tiburcio, was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro. He made his comics debut in the late 1970s, when his work was published in the children's supplement O Pingo de Gente. He studied at the School of Fine Arts of Rio de Janeiro, after which he became a freelance artist and caricaturist. In the 1980s he started doing illustrations and comics for several in-house publications of companies like CNI, Esso, Senai and published illustrations in the Brazilian version of MAD Magazine.
In the 1990s, he worked for a publishing company, where his only literary work, 'Gino & Polaco', appeared. Since then, Tiburcio has worked for several other publishing companies and specialized in elctronic art for web purposes, such as Flash greeting cards.
He also makes paintings and animations for customers in Brazil and the rest of the world. His humorous webcomic 'Meu Monarca Favorito' is freely inspired by the Second Brazilian Empire under the reign of Dom Pedro II, and has been collected in book format in 2013.