Enrico Marini

Artist & Scriptwriter

Enrico Marini, an Italian national, was born in 1969 in Switzerland, where he studied illustration at the Basel Academy of Fine Arts. His style is influenced by American comics, Italian fumetti and Japanese manga, and he is an admirer of authors such as Hermann, Jordi Bernet, Milton Caniff, Alfonso Font, Giraud and Otomo. His career was launched at the Sierre International Festival of Comics in 1987, where he would compete with the most promising emerging talents. His own talent was recognised immediately, and he was entrusted with his first series, Olivier Varèse, based on a script by Thierry Smolderen, released by Alpen Publishing.In 1992, Marini and Smolderen tried their hand at something totally different with Gypsy (Dargaud et al.; Europe Comics 2015), a real flesh-and-blood hero. Marini would then enter the realm of vampires with Raptors (Dargaud; Europe Comics 2015), this time alongside Jean Dufaux. With Stephen Desberg, he fulfilled his childhood dream of creating a western-style comic, completing Desert Star (Dargaud; Europe Comics 2016). This partnership also gave rise to The Scorpion (Dargaud; Cinebook 2008), a massive swashbuckling epic.  And last but not least, since 2007, Marini, now a full-fledged writer, has been bringing ancient civilizations back to life with The Eagles of Rome (Dargaud; Europe Comics 2015).

Country of origin: Italy, Switzerland Europe Comics Publisher: Dargaud Benelux (France)