Also in 1963, Mauricio began to create new projects of comic strips with other characters without links with Monica and Jimmy Five, like Zezinho and Hiroshi (now called Chuck Billy 'n' Folks), The Cavern Clan, Bug-a-Booo, The Tribe and Raposão (now called Lionel's Kingdom).
Monica's Gang was published by Abril and Globo and has been published by Panini Comics since 2007.
In 2008 a spin-off series, Monica Teen, was created in a manga style and features the characters as teenagers.
In the following year of 1960, the characters gained ground through the children's magazine Zaz Traz by publisher Editora Outubro, later getting their own comic titled Bidu by Editora Continental.
However, the magazines were canceled that same year.
After that the characters returned to newspaper strips, the character Jimmy Five which had won great popularity in the previous magazines has become protagonist of their own strips of newspaper next to Blu and Franklin in 1961.
Seeing potential in the character, Mauricio went on to create several supporting characters to appear in the Jimmy Five strips, like Smudge and Specs.
But after so long Maurício received a complaint for the lack of feminine characters in his comics.
Over time, the success and the charisma of the character made her be the protagonist of the series alongside Jimmy Five which became his sidekick.
is a popular Brazilian comic book franchise created by Mauricio de Sousa.
The series was originally based on a newspaper comic strip in which the protagonists were Blu (Bidu) and Franklin (Franjinha), launched by the newspaper Folha da Manhã in 1959.
Over the years the series has been gaining a large audience, with new characters constantly being added to the lineup.