Country of origin: France Europe Comics Publisher: Dargaud (France)
As a teenager, Richard Marazano was fascinated by the arts, politics and the sciences. After much deliberation, Marazano decided to study physics and astrophysics in college, before finally starting out in the comic book world at the prestigious fine arts school in Angouleme. His first album, Humain trop humain, illustrated by Éric Dérian, was released in 1995 (Le Cycliste). In 2003, with artist Michel Durand, he created the series Cuervos (Glénat), which met with great critical acclaim and picked up some prestigious prizes. Marazano also enjoyed great public success with his award-winning science-fiction series Le complexe du chimpanzé (Dargaud; Chimpanzee Complex, Cinebook), illustrated by Jean-Michel Ponzio. Since then, Marazano has taken on more and more projects, with a variety of artistic collaborators. With Dargaud in particular Marazano has published a number of series over the last decade, including Le rêve du papillon (2010-2014), S.A.M. (2011-2013; Cinebook in English), Otaku Blue (2012-2013), Le Protocole Pélican (2011-2013), and Mémoires de la guerre civile (2017-2018; Memories from the Civil War, Europe Comics/Cinebook), in collaboration with his accomplice Jean-Michel Ponzio. Alongside artist Marcelo Frusin, he has also explored antiquity with the ongoing series Expedition (2012; Europe Comics 2018), and he has joined with Christophe Ferreira for two other adventure series, Alcyon (2014-2015, Europe Comics 2019) and Le monde de Milo (2013-2015, Lion Forge in English, 2019, Milo's World). Richard Marazano loves travel tales, and is also interested in Inca, Aztec and Mayan cultures, a diversity of interests manifest in his most recent work, Zarathustra (Dargaud, Europe Comics 2019), an epic created alongside Mir.