But after so long Maurício received a complaint for the lack of feminine characters in his comics.

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In 2008 a spin-off series, Monica Teen, was created in a manga style and features the characters as teenagers.

The main inspirations of Maurício de Sousa were through American comics like Peanuts and Little Lulu, which have inspired some recurring themes like the boys' club.

A Monica-themed amusement park was created in 1993 in São Paulo, titled "Parque da Mônica" (Monica Park).

The Monica's Gang series has an extensive amount of main and secondary characters.

The neighborhood was inspired by the neighborhood of Cambuí, in Campinas and the city of Mogi das Cruzes, where de Sousa spent his childhood.

However, the comic books do not simply revolve around the stories of Monica and her friends.The characters only returned to be published in a monthly comic magazine from 1970, by publisher Abril, initially under the title of "Mônica e Sua Turma" (Monica and Her Gang), later being changed to "Mônica" and "Turma da Mônica" (Monica's Gang), the latter title used only for merchandising.With so many of the characters ever created by Mauricio in strips of newspaper also began to appear in magazines next to Monica's Gang.At that time the area of comics was more played in Brazil, many Brazilian artists were trying to hold his own in the stalls along the publications of American comics like Donald Duck, José Carioca, Little Lulu, and many others.Even with these new comics remained with their good sales on newsstands with this soon came to Jimmy Five magazine three years later.Sales were great and with that a contract with the footballer Pelé with Maurício for the launch of a character based on him the Pelezinho, which was phenomenon among children at the time history logging in Brazilian comics.