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Henfil (1944-1988) was a Brazilian cartoonist, journalist and writer. He became known for his cartoons published in the newspaper “O Pasquim” and “Fradim”. Henfil was born in the city of Ribeirão das Neves, in Minas Gerais, on February 5, 1944. Henfil and his two brothers, the sociologist Betinho and the musician Chico Mário, inherited hemophilia from their mother – a disorder that prevents blood from clotting, making the patient susceptible to bleeding. Henfil studied Sociology at the Faculty of Economic Sciences at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, but did not complete the course. He worked as a janitor at an advertising agency. He specializes in illustration and production of comics. Early career Henfil began his career as an illustrator in 1964, when he was invited by editor and writer Robert Dummond to work at Alterosa magazine, in Belo Horizonte. The following year he had his caricatures of politicians published in the newspaper Diário de Minas. In 1967 he created sports cartoons for Jornal de Sports, in Rio de Janeiro. He worked for the magazines Realidade, Visão, Placar and O Cruzeiro. In 1969 he began collaborating with Jornal do Brasil and Pasquim, a newspaper that confronted the Brazilian military regime. In 1970, at the height of the military dictatorship, he created the magazine “Fradim”, where he published his characters who had critical and satirical humor as a characteristic.