José Evaldo de Oliveira Biography

‘From Zero to Heroes, Monsters and Cowboys – The life and Art of Evaldo Oliveira (1938 – 2007)’ is a blog post written by Paulo Ricardo on the 12th of November, 2020.

We get a glimpse into the life of José Evaldo de Oliveira, a comic book artist who worked extensively in Brazil on various titles for comic book publisher, REG (Rio Graphica Editora).

We see Evaldo’s work on the Phantom (or ‘Fantasma’ as he’s known in Brazil) on various covers in the ‘Fantasma Magazine‘ series published in Brazil between 1953 until 1986.

Evaldo’s career with RGE commenced in 1968, until 1987. He enjoyed his time with RGE and has been quoted as saying that these years were:

the best phase of his professional life

Evaldo’s career was varied and he didn’t only work on comic book art. He also wrote short stories, created company logo’s, was a newspaper cartoonist and worked on illustrations for advertising campaigns and story boards.

José Evaldo de Oliveira passed away at the age of 68 in 2007.

Also in 2007, Evaldo was recognized for his contributions to the comic book industry by receiving a ‘Masters in Memorian‘ by the AQC-ESP (Association of Comic Artists and Caricaturists of the State of São Paulo) committee in Brazil.

Read the full blog post by Paulo Ricardo HERE.