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Neymar becomes a comic book character in Brazil

World of Sport

Neymar's rapid domination of all corners of Brazilian culture continues with his new comic book, which debuts later this month. The series was created in partnership with legendary Brazilian cartoonist Mauricio de Sousa, who quickly became frustrated with Neymar's ever-changing hairstyles.

From the AP:

Neymar will be portrayed as a child with his own football-playing friends and his well-known Mohawk hair style. The first issue is called "A boy with talent.''

Other Brazilian players who have become children's comic book characters include Pele, Ronaldinho and Ronaldo.

At the launch event for the comic, De Sousa admitted that it's difficult to draw Neymar since his hair keeps changing. Neymar added that as he would go from blond to brown and long to short, De Sousa would call him to bemoan the inconsistency.

The series will include Neymar's real-life family and friends and De Sousa sees it spreading beyond Brazil and to the rest of the world like his other footballer based comics. The issue entitled "A boy who avoids the evil thieves of Europe" might not perform well everywhere, though.

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