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Brazilian comics started in the 19th century, adopting a satirical style known as cartoon, charges or caricature that would latter be cemented with the popular comic strips. The publication of magazines dedicated exclusively to comics in Brazil started at the beginning of the 20th century. Brazilian artists have worked with both styles. In the case of American comics some have achieved international fame, like Roger Cruz with X-Men and Mike Deodato with Thor, Wonder Woman and others.
Brazilian comics have a long history, that goes back to the 19th century. As a charge, the first drawing was circulated in 1837, sold in separate like a lithography, by Manuel de Araújo Porto-alegre. This author would latter create a magazine of political humor in 1844.