Flying in from Italy we are delighted to welcome both Maria Laura Sanapo and Marco Santucci to ICE Brighton this November as our first confirmed overseas guests.
After taking a degree in foreign languages, Maria Laura Sanapo decided to become a comic artist taking lessons from Marco Santucci, her mentor and husband. She worked for Valiant (Harbinger), Dynamite (Sheena, Grimm, Red Sonja, Charmed, Swords of Sorrow, Warlord of Mars), Audi Commercial, Titan Comics and Dreamworks (Penguins of Madagascar, Puss in Boots). She worked as cover artist for Zenescope (Grimm Fairy Tales, Deathforce, Grimm Tales of Terror) and interior artist for the acclaimed DC Comics series ‘Bombshells’.
She worked for Dynamite as both cover and interior artist for the series Grimm and Charmed (from the omonymous TV shows) and as cover artist for Titan comics on the popular series Assassin’s Creed.
At the moment she’s working for Dynamite as cover and interior artist on the series ‘Sheena, Queen of the Jungle’ She loves music and opera and she performs in her free time. To know more about Maria’s projects follow her on facebook at MLSanapo Art, on Instagram: mlsanapo and on twitter: @MLSanapo
Marco Santucci, was born in Arezzo in 1974 and he lives in Italy.
He started training himself in the world of professional comics at the age of 16.
In 1998 Marco started his first big work in the Sergio Bonelli Editore on the series, “Mister No”. For Sergio Bonelli Editore he also worked on series like Tex and Dampyr.
From 2008 to 2011 Marco worked for Marvel comics on “Secret Invasion: Spider-man” , “X-factor”, Siege: Spider-man and Captain America: forever allies miniseries as penciller and inker.
In 2011 he worked on a couple of French volumes of a series entitled “La Mandragore“, written Sylvain Cordurie.
Since then, he’s worked more for the American market and has worked with Titan Comics (cover artist for Assassin’s Creed and Tekken series), Dynamite (cover artist for Sheena, Red Sonja and regular cover artist of the new Pathfinder series) and Upper Deck ( various projects featuring Marvel characters).
Most recently he’s worked for DC Comics with stunning art on issues of Superman, Injustice: Gods among us, Injustice 2, Justice League, Wonder Woman and Green Lanterns!