Nuno Saraiva was born in 1969 in Lisbon, where he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts. He took part in several exhibitions all over the country and his work was published in magazines such as LX Comics, Combate, O Inimigo and Combate. In 1989 Saraiva's first comic album appeared, 'Os Dies de Bartolomeu'. Influenced by "clear line" artists like Tardi, but also by underground artists like Jano and Tambler, he created comics full with observational humor and social criticism. After making some comic adaptations of the work of Edgar Allan Poe and the series 'Zé Inocêncio', he started the series 'Filosofia de Ponta' with Júlio Pinto in O Independente. In this series, Saraiva made commentary on political and social everyday reality. The series is very popular in Portugal and has even been adapted for theatre.