An illustrator, writer and playwright, Roger Mello has illustrated more than one hundred titles, having also provided the text for twenty of them. He works as an illustrator for five different publishing houses and he is also the author of several theatre plays.
Mello’s eclectic style borrows from different trends and schools. Influences can be found from plastic arts, literature, cinema, theatre, urban life, technology, philosophy and history, but especially from popular culture and legends. In his dialogue with popular culture, the icon, an element of significant presence, especially in the North and Northeast Regions of Brazil, is portrayed in a manner that leans towards Cubism and Op-Art.
He has participated in a number of international book fairs and exhibitions, including one held in 2011 at the International Youth Library in Munich. He also has a collection of awards, including two Jabutis for Illustration presented by the Brazilian Book Chamber, and the International Award from the Fondation Espace Enfants (Switzerland) in 2002.