Monica Creative Team

Meet the mind behind Monica!
Mauricio de Sousa

Mauricio de Sousa


Mauricio de Sousa has created over 200 comic characters since the start of his career in 1959 and has brought the fun of reading and education to millions of children, teens, and adults as they grew up with Monica and her friends. Today he has the biggest comic/animation studio in the history of Latin America, publishing some 15 monthly titles, more than 100 books annually, producing live action stage shows for Brazil and abroad, and countless cartoons while licensing his creations as the face of more than 3,000 products. In 2007, UNICEF named his title character Monica as children’s’ ambassador for the world. Monica is also the ambassador of Culture and Tourism for Brazil. For his social contributions, Sousa was named Champion of Health of the the Americas of Pan-American Health Organization, for his valued health campaigns promoting health and quality of life for the people of the Americas. His characters have been published in more than 80 countries in the past 57 years, the body of work receiving special exhibitions in five continents.

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