My name is Tito.
I’m a Boriqua, born and raised in the Bronx, NY, currently living in Brooklyn.
I spent many years in Rio de Janeiro, becoming a popular street artist known for painting comic strips across the city.
My work can be found on walls and bookstores around the world.
My passion is painting comics in public spaces.
I believe this work promotes literacy and is my way of sharing my love of comics with the world.
The bulk of the work I fund myself but grants and commissions have allowed me to realize my larger projects.
I’ve self-published several mini-comics and graphic novels over the years.
The most popular being the Ze Ninguem graphic novel, a collection of the comics murals I’ve created in Rio de Janeiro.
It tells the the story of Ze, a gifted scientist who wanders the streets of Rio with a slight case of amnesia.
Over the years, my work has been covered by several media outlets like the The New York Times, Time Out, O Globo and Hyperallergic.
Hi! I’m looking for partners and sponsors for some of my more ambitious projects.
You can also commission me for murals, illustrations, paintings and workshops. I’ve worked with brands, production companies and ad agencies such as J. Walter Thompson, Shell and Universal Music. You can see some of my commercial work here: www.titonarua.com/portfolio
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