Edson Tako X

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1965, Curitiba City, Paraná State, Brazil
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Tako X is the pseudonym of the Brazilian-japanese  born in Curitiba City, Paraná State, Brazil (in 1965) Edson O. Takeuti, who began to draw comics when he was eighteen years-old, publishing his first strips in the newspaper O Estado do Paraná. At age 20 he began to publish in the Brazilian version of MAD Magazine as illustrator of tv satires. Create your best known comic character, Marco, published from 1989 to 2000 in the newspaper A Gazeta do Povo.

It was during five years in Japan (1990 to 1994) in Tokyo, where he worked as a commercial illustrator for several publishing houses and advertising agencies. Back to Brazil in 1995, he worked in the newspaper Gazeta do Povo and set up his own art studio in Curitiba. In 2003 he graduated at EMBAP (School of Music and Fine Arts of Paraná). He continues to collaborate with MAD (drawing satires and covers) and  create a best-known Brazilian comic super-hero called O Gralha.

In 2002 directed and write the short film live action "The Egg or the Hen - an adventure of the Gralha" (Best Film of the Curitiba Movie Festival 2003). In 2004 returns to Japan where he worked as editorial cartoonist of the newspaper International Press. In 2008 he returns to Curitiba where currently works as a freelancer illustrator and caricaturist.

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Contributions by Edson Tako X

Brasil • MAD Magazine (Record)
  • Você Consegue Realmente Engolir… (Artist, Writer)
MAD Magazine #49January 1989
MAD Magazine #57September 1989
  • TV satire: ‘Bunda & Mula’ [‘Juba & Lula’] (Artist with Bráulio Tavares)
MAD Magazine #58October 1989
  • Certa Noite em Gotham City (Writer with Tibúrcio)
MAD Magazine #59December 1989
MAD Magazine #79December 1991
MAD Magazine #129February 1997
MAD Magazine #133September 1997
  • Cover Artist
  • MAD Arrasa as Spáiçe Girls! (Artist with Xandelon)
  • A Insuperável Mãe Dinalda Prevê o Futuro de Xaxa, Filha da Xoxa! (Artist with Marcelo Martinez)
  • A Insuperável Mãe Dinalda Prevê o Futuro de Xaxa, Filha da Xoxa! (Artist with Marcelo Martinez)
  • A Insuperável Mãe Dinalda Prevê o Futuro de Xaxa, Filha da Xoxa! (Artist with Marcelo Martinez)
MAD Magazine #144December 1998
  • Cover Artist
  • Cover Artist
MAD Magazine #151September 1999
MAD Magazine #154December 1999
  • O que Você Pediria à Feiticeira? (Artist with Xandelon)
MAD Magazine #155February 2000
  • Cover Artist
  • Cover Artist
Brasil • MAD Magazine (Mythos)
MAD Magazine #1December 2000
MAD Magazine #2February 2001
MAD Magazine #3April 2001
  • Cover Artist
  • Evolução (Artist with Ferno)
MAD Magazine #5August 2001
MAD Magazine #7November 2001
MAD Magazine #8December 2001
MAD Magazine #13October 2002
MAD Magazine #20November 2003
  • Cover Artist
  • Movie satire: “Sem Nexo, Amador & Trapalhão” (Artist with Felipe Cazale)
  • Cover Artist
MAD Magazine #43September 2006
MAD Magazine #44October 2006
Brasil • MAD Magazine (Panini)
MAD Magazine #2April 2008
  • Cover Artist
Brasil • MAD Especial (Record) (Record)
Brasil • Miscellaneous MAD Specials (Record) (Record)
Mad O Pior DoSeptember 2000
  • Os Episódios do 'Arquivo X' que Nunca Foram ao Ar (Artist with Xandelon)