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Bira

Ubiratan Libanio Dantas de Araujo.

(Professional cartoonist)

Bira Dantas was born in 1963. He went through an internship in Ely Barbosa Studio, where he was the assistant of the designer Eduardo Vetillo and then he started drawing for the Comics magazine "Os Trapalhoes". In 1982, he was hired as a cartoonist by the Sao Paulo Chemist Workers Union and since then, he publishes cartoons in flyers, bulletins and in newspapers of some unions. He also draws for CUT (Brazilian Unic Workers Central). He has worked with animations in Briquet Filmes (Bond Boca). In 1985, he was a member of the AQC (Associação dos quadrinhistas e caricaturistas de São Paulo). He had collaborated with some comic books such as QuadrECA, Pantano, Tralha, Porrada, Megazine and Bundas. He has illustrated business publications like those ones in the magazines of the following companies: IBM, Rockwell Fumagalli, 3M, Lix, Caterpillar do Brasil, Eaton. He also had cartoons published in the following newspapers: Retrato do Brasil (1985), Folha da Tarde de SP (1986) and Diario do Povo (1991 and 1995) of Campinas, the city where he has lived since 1988. Nowadays, he works for Sinergia Sp-CUT and collaborates with Sindipetro and Websites

CARTOON
Since 1985 He has been selected in Humor Contests in Brasil as Piauí, Belo Horizonte/Caratinga (MG), Santo André/Ribeirão/Araras/Piracicaba (SP), UNACON (Brasília), Carioca Humor Contest and Volta Redonda (RJ), Porto Alegre/Lageado/Univates (RS), Pernambuco (FIHQ-PE).
He has been selected in International Contests of Cartoons as "ParaRAIL world", from Rússia and "II Rencontre du Dessin de Presse" Carquefou, France.
PRIZES:
1986-First Prize (caricature) Cartoon Contest of Belo Horizonte (Brasil)
1992-Special Prize at Humor Saloon of Araras (Brasil)
2000-Two special Prizes at Humor Saloon of Ribeirão Preto (Brasil)
2002-Merit Diplom (Zumbi dos Palmares) from Municipal Chamber of Campinas (São Paulo).
2003: Best Brazilian Cartoonist / Angelo Agostini Prize
-First prize (caricature) at Ramiz Gökçe Cartoon Festival (Cyprus), Angelo Agostini Prize as brazilian best cartoonist.
2004- Special prize at Volta Redonda´s Humor Contest.
2005: Speaker in the World Comics Conference (South Korea).
2005: Angelo Agostini Prize as Best Brazilian Cartoonist.
2007: HQmix prize by coletive Comics book Front (Via Lettera publisher).
2008: HQmix prize Quarto Mundo.
2009: Honourable prize Redman China Cartoon Competition


BLOGS & FLOGS:

CARICATURES
http://caricasdobira.blogspot.com
http://www.caricascartunescas.blogger.com.br
http://www.raBIsqueiRA.blogger.com.br
CARTOONS
http://chargesbira.blogspot.com
COMICS
http://domquixotehq.blogspot.com
http://www.braziliancomics.blogger.com.br
http://www.paginasnonsense.blogger.com.br
http://quadrinhosbira.blig.ig.com.br
MISCELLANEOUS

http://en.facebox.com/BiraCartoonist
http://bira.nafoto.net
http://biradantas.zip.net
http://fotolog.terra.com.br/biradantas
http://photobucket.com/albums/v509/BiraDantas
http://www.flickr.com/photos/33172661@N00
http://rabisqueira.blig.ig.com.br

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