Born: 1952 October 16 in Guatemala?
Died: 2019 March 29 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Biography: Mariza Dias Costa was a Guatemalan-Brazilian political cartoonist and illustrator.
Costa is said to have been born in Guatemala, but other sources say she was born in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Her father was Mário Dias Costa, a diplomat. She lived in Switzerland, Peru, Italy, France, Paraguay, and Iraq before establishing in Brazil.
She received an "acquisition award" at the 3ª Mostra de Artes Visuais do Estado do Rio de Janeiro in 1974. The same year she began illustrating the "Court Diary" column of Paulo Francis in the leading Brazilian national newspaper Folha de S.Paulo. She continued working on this until 1990. In 1999 she returned to the Folha de S.Paulo newspaper to illustrate the Thursday column of the psychoanalyst Contardo Calligaris.
In the late 1970s her work appeared in Mad magazine and in 2008 she exhibited her work in the "Ilustradores" at the Instituto Itaú.