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Richard Marazano

Author biography Richard Marazano

As a teenager, Richard Marazano was fascinated by the arts, politics and the sciences. He was as intrigued by Robert Oppenheimer as he was by the myth of Prometheus. After much deliberation, Marazano decided to study physics and astrophysics at Orsay university. He finally started out in the comic book world at the highly prestigious Angouleme academy of fine arts. After a few years at the Sanzot studio, he ended up moving to Belgium for the sake of the cinemas and his three silent films per day. His first album, "Humain trop human," illustrated by Éric Dérian, was released in 1995 at Le Cycliste publishing. The following year he published the first volume of "Zéro absolu," with Christophe Bec at Soleil. The next two volumes came out in 1998 and 1999, followed by a compilation in 2000. Around the same time he produced the two-part series "Sidney and Howell," with Moraes on the artwork. Marazano next joined publishing houses Humanoïdes Associés and Carabas where he published, amongst others, the "Dusk" series (two volumes between 2000 and 2002), illustrated by Christian De Metter, and "Le Bataillon des lâches," a one-shot which he did solo, as comfortable with the script as he was with the artwork and coloring. In 2003, he created the series "Cuervos," about the fight against the cartels of Columbia. Illustrated by Michel Durand, four volumes were released between 2003 and 2006, as well as a compilation in 2009, with Glénat. "Cuervos" met with great critical acclaim and picked up some prestigious prizes, such as best comic book adaptable for cinema at the Monaco Literary and Cinema festival in 2006. Marazano had great public success with his award-winning science-fiction series "Le complexe de chimanzé," illustrated by Jean-Michel Ponzio. Since then, Marazano has taken on more and more projects: "Minik" (Dupuis, 2008), with Hippolyte ; "Aguirre" (2008, Carabas), with Gabriel Delmas ; "Guerrero" (2008-2009, Carabas), with Camille Le Gendre ; "Chaabi" (2007-2011, Futuropolis), with Xavier Delaporte ; "Genetiks" (2007-2010, Futuropolis), with Jean-Michel Ponzio ; two-part series "Eco warriors" (2009-2010, 12bis), with Chris Lamquet... With Dargaud he's recently published "Cutie B" (2008), "Le rêve du papillon" (2010-2014), "S.A.M" (2011-2013), "Le Protocole Pélican" (2011-2013), in collaboration with his accomplice Jean-Michel Ponzio. Amongst the other series he's written are "L'expédition" (2012-2014), "Otaku Blue" (2012-2013), "Alcyon" (2014-2015), " Le monde de Milo" (2013-2015, Europe Comics 2016, "Milo's World"). Richard Marazano loves travel tales, dating from Antiquity to the mid 19th century, and is also interested in Inca, Aztec and Mayan cultures. The diversity of his interests is manifest in his oeuvre.

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