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Marvano at International Comics Festival in Lodz, Poland
Born Mark van Oppen
(1953-04-29) 29 April 1953 (age 65)
Zolder, Belgium
Nationality Belgian
Area(s) Cartoonist, Writer, Artist
Notable works
The Forever War

Mark van Oppen (Zolder, Belgium, April 29, 1953) better known as Marvano, is a Belgian comic artist. He is most famous for the Forever War, in collaboration with Joe Haldeman.


Born in 1953 in Belgium, he studied interior architecture before working as an illustrator and starting to draw graphic novels.[1] Probably his best-known work is the collaboration with Joe Haldeman on the Forever War graphic novel, an adaptation of the award-winning The Forever War novel. Marvano and Haldeman also worked together on a comic adaption of the novel Buying time called Dallas Barr. Afterwards he did comic books in a historical setting, like Berlin (Berlin in Germany during and after World War II) and Grand Prix (about grand prix racers during the 30's).


  1. ^ Marvano (database entry from the Comiclopedia)