João Zero

Brazilian cartoonist and illustrato

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João Zero was born on August 7, 1950. He is a Brazilian cartoonist and illustrator of journalists. He was Born in São Paulo, zero has a singular style to show the Brazilian way of life. Many of his cartoons to go beyond the Brazilian frontier while the idea and retract a perfect vision of the actual society. Son of an old family newsstand owner from Italy, zero had learned to read before he was five years old, with comic strips from his father’s newsstand in Paulista Avenue, Sao Paulo.

João Zero Photo
Photo: João Zero

Personal Life

João Zero is a Brazilian cartoonist and was the son of an old family newsstand owner from Italy. Zero Was born in São Paulo, in the area called “Bixiga” Bela Vista, on August 7, 1950. His paternal grandfather was Italian Polignano a Mare and his maternal grandfather was Japanese from Hiroshima.

Cartoon of two friends

Career Life

He started drawing seriously in a newspaper called “Movimento” in the 1970s, together with the twin brothers Chico and Paulo Caruso, Angeli, Bruno Liberati, Jayme Leao, Alcy, Laerte, Jota, Marangoni, Geandre and Luis Ge.

Cartoon about Brazil
Cartoon about the politics of Brazil

These people used to sit by a big wooden table in one of the writing offices of the newspaper to wait for the texts to be illustrated.

Cartoon of a man and dog

Another sensational cartoon of João Zero, in the line of  “The Walking Dead”.


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