Interned with coronavirus since January 21, passing through the ICU, the cartoonist Laerte Coutinho was discharged at 10 am this Sunday (01/31). According to the Instituto do Corao, Hospital das Clnicas, USP Medical School (InCor), she registered a progressive improvement of your clinical condition and continue treatment for COVID-19 at home.
With visits to the State, Folha de S.Paulo and iconic newspapers from resistnce during the dictatorship like Pasquim, Laerte was one of the main cartoonists of the old guard of Brazil, alongside Ziraldo, Angeli, Glauco and other names.
Known for the creation of several characters, such as the Pirates of Tiet, the questionable moral superhero Overman and the crossdresser Hugo / Muriel, who alternates her gender representations and plays with prejudices against transsexuals.
Since 2009, Laerte has taken on his LGBT + identity and his cartoons have frequently represented situations experienced by crossdressers or people transgender