Comics History

Disney Artists Brazil

O Pato DonaldZé CariocaMickeyPeninha

Disney comics already appeared in Brazil since the 1930s, but they got their own title in 1950: O Pato Donald. The publishing house Abril assigned the Argentine artist Luis Destuet to do cover illustrations, and to teach Brazilian artists to draw in the Disney style. A character that stands out in the Brazilian production is José Carioca, who got his own title in 1961: Zé Carioca. With the launch of Zé Carioca magazine, the Brazilian production of actual comics took off.