Alvaro Araújo Lourenço do Rio (19 May 1962[1] – 30 January 2012) – known professionally as Al Rio – was a Brazilian comic book artist, best known for his "good girl"[1] illustration work, particularly on the American comic book series Gen¹³ and DV8, published by Wildstorm Comics.

The other companies Rio worked for include Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Chaos Comics, Image Comics, Zenescope Entertainment, Malibu Comics, Crossgen, Vertigo, and Amazing Comics. Titles he worked on include Dungeon Siege, Grimm Fairy Tales, Avengelyne, Voodoo, Grifter and the Mask, Secret Files, WildC.A.T.S., X-Men Unlimited, Captain America, Star Wars - A New Hope, Purgatori, Titan A.E., Exposure, Knockout, Mystic, Peter Parker - Spider Man, Spider-Man, Threshold, and Ana - Jungle Girl. He created covers for albums such as The Sexorcist by Necro, Circle of Tyrants' self-titled album, and Secret Society's self-titled album.

Al Rio died in January 31, 2012. The appar­ent cause was sui­cide by hang­ing, said comics-centric inter­na­tional art agency Glass House Graph­ics, which Rio joined in the mid-1990s.[2] He didn't leave a suicide note.[3] [1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Campiti, David. "Remembering Al Rio". Bleeding Cool. Retrieved 2012/01/30. 
  2. Minovitz, Ethan (2 February 2012). "Animator, artist Al Rio dies in apparent suicide". Big Cartoon News. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  3. Johnston, Rich. "Al Rio Passes". Bleeding Cool. Retrieved 2012/01/31. 

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