Cruz started his professional career as a letterer for Editora Abril, the Brazilian publishing house, for whom he lettered many Portuguese translations of American comics; then worked as a writer and art assistant for Mil Perigos, a short-lived black and white comics magazine. When Art & Comics Studio first introduced Brazilian artists to the American comic book market, he was given the opportunity to work as an artist for Marvel Comics on the titles Ghost Rider, Hulk, Uncanny X-Men, X-Men Alpha, X-Patrol, Generation X, X-Calibre, X-Factor, X-Man, Avengers: Timeslide and Silver Surfer. He also worked for DC Comics, where he provided art for one issue of the comic book Batman Chronicles. At the end 1990s Cruz took a break from working on comic books and returned to Brazil, where he became one of the founders and partners of an art studio/school in Brazil called Fábrica de Quadrinhos ("Comic Book Factory"). Cruz also worked as a storyboard designer for advertising agencies, a character designer for TV shows, and an art teacher, and gave a two-year course of lectures and workshops in universities.. Still being a Fábrica de Quadrinhos partner, he returned to work for the American market, contributing to Marvel titles such as Darkness, Ascension, X-Men, Wolverine, and Magneto: Dark Seduction. In 1999 Cruz gave up his projects in Fábrica de Quadrinhos and turned back to work exclusively with comics. In 2002, negotiated by Art & Comics Studio, he illustrated issues of Wonder Woman. Since 2004, he has been working for Marvel once again, as the artist on Amazing Fantasy and X-Men: First Class. Cruz also published more authoral works in Brazil, such as Xampu- Lovely Losers.
About Roger Cruz