Léo is a Brazilian comic artist, who lives and works in France on popular science fiction sagas like 'Aldebaran' and 'Bételgeuse'.
He made short stories for magazines like L'Écho des Savanes and Pilote, in which he showed his talent for the science fiction genre. In 1986, Jean-Claude Forest asked him to draw a few stories for Okapi, which led to a regular collaboration with the publishing group Bayard Presse. He illustrated short stories, and did a comics biography of 'Gandi' with Benoît Marchon for Astrapi in 1988.
Léo started a longduring association with the scriptwriter Rodolphe. Their first collaboration was the series about the Canadese Mounty 'Trent', that was published by Dargaud between 1991 and 2000. They subsequently made 'Kenya', a fantasy series set in Africa during the 1940s. Léo was by now also involved in the scriptwriting. In 2010, Rodolphe and Léo made a second cycle of their series, called 'Namibia', which is drawn by Bertrand Marchal.
In addition to his series with Rodolphe, Léo first proved himself an allround author with 'Aldébaran', his sci-fi series published by Dargaud between 1994 and 1998. It was followed by further cycles like 'Bételgeuse' (2000-2005) and 'Antarès' (2007-) as well as the spin-off 'Survivants' (2011). All these series stand out for their imaginative alien worlds and animals.
Text (c) Lambiek