Richard Marazano

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Richard Marazano
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Born 27 January 1971
Fontenay-aux-Roses, near Paris, France
Area(s) Writer, Penciller, Artist, Inker, Colorist

Richard Marazano (born 27 January 1971) is a French cartoonist.

His work has been published in many European countries including France, England, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Swiss as well as worldwide in the U.S.A. and China.


Marazano was born in Fontenay-aux-Roses, near Paris. After short scientific studies, he was introduced by artist Moebius to several comics publishers.

He was formerly pushed into comics by artist Jean Giraud, better known as Moebius, who advised him for a few years and introduced him to several publishers.

He also collaborated to the atelier Sanzot, a workshop gathering several French artists in Angoulême.

Meeting and collaborating with Victor Delafuente and Antonio Parras in Paris had a major influence over his art and inking. Despite being also a penciller, Marazano mostly works as writer for other artists.

In 2003 he created Cuervos, a series set in Colombia and telling the deeds of a killer in the drug traffic of the Medellín Cartel. The series artist was Michel Durand. In 2007-2008 he wrote the science fiction trilogy The Chimpanzee Complex, with art by Jean-Michel Ponzio. Other series by Marazano include the humoristic Cos & Mos (with Abel Chen) and Trelawney, with Spanish artist Alfonso Font, telling the story of a 19th-century corsair.

The sf-fantasy-thriller tetralogy Le Protocole Pélican (The Pelican Protocol), published in 2011-2013, also featured art by Ponzio.

In 2014 he has been following painting teaching by American Painter Max Ginsburg at the Art Student League in New-York.


  • Cuervos - 2006 Carolus Quintus Award
  • Cuervos - 2006 for best comics script adaptable into a movie in Monaco's Cinema and literature convention
  • The Chimpanzee Complex - 2007 best album award in Lyon's comic's convention.
  • The Chimpanzee Complex - 2008 best album and best story in Le Bourget Museum comics convention
  • Genetiks - 2008 Bob Morane Award for best "Francophone" album
  • Chaabi, la révolte - 2008 "interfestival" Award for best album in Chambéry comics convention
  • Chaabi, la révolte - 2009 "Bonne mine" Award for best album in Decines comic's convention.
  • S.A.M. book 1 - 2012 best teenage album in Angoulême's international comics convention.
  • S.A.M. book 1 - 2012 best Youth album by "Union Nationnale Culture et Bibliothèque pour tous".
  • Otaku Blue - 2013 Bronze Award at the 6th International MANGA Award
  • Le monde de milo - 2013 Award for best youth comics by the readers of Mickey magazine in France.

Published works[edit]

As artist[edit]

  • Le Bataillon des lâches (2000)
  • Le syndrome d'Abel (3 volumes, 2005-2013), on a script by Xavier Dorison.

As writer[edit]


  • Cos & Mos, (Shorts stories in Pif Gadget), Script : Richard Marazano - Art : Abel
  • Les Mémoires d’un gentilhomme corsaire, (Shorts stories in Pif Gadget) Script : Richard Marazano - Art : Alfonso Font
  • Sidney & Howell, (In Lanfeust Mag), Script : Richard Marazano - Art : Nicolas Moraes
  • Gargantua et Pantagruel (short story in Je bouquine, Bayard Press) : Script : Richard Marazano - Art : Mazan
  • Le masque de fer (short story in Je bouquine, Bayard Press) : Script : Richard Marazano - Art : D. Bertail
  • Histoires comme ça (short story in Je bouquine, Bayard Press) : Script : Richard Marazano - Art : Mazan
  • Conte de Noël (short story in faille temporelle) : Script : Richard Marazano - Art : Mazan
  • Xibalba, le royaume de la peur (short story in Bodoï) : Script : Richard Marazano - Art : B. Springer

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