He was born in Cartagena in 1973 and after graduating from High School, he faced the dilemma whether he should study zoology or paleontology, but in the end, it was art that won him over. He then enrolled in the Murcia School of Fine Arts, and graduated in three years with a degree in illustration.
A few months later, he settled in Madrid and since then he has been collaborating constantly with various advertising agencies. Occasionally, he has also worked for production companies, where he had the opportunity to work with acclaimed creators, such as Alejandro Toledo, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, and Federico Brugia.
He has done copy writing for publishers like Santillana και Oxford and has also worked on other illustration fields, such as tattoo art, murals, real estate graffiti, as well as multimedia, like the smartphone game Boxes Appventures. All in all, he has had more than twenty years of professional experience.
In the comics field, he has collaborated with, publishing houses Planeta DeAgostini and Megamultimedia, among others. He has also worked for some American publishers, like IDW, and has even dome more personal projects, like the comic book LOS VENGATIVOS (“The Avengers”). He is currently working on the comic book, which is based on Scandinavian mythology and is targeted towards the European market.
Mariano Saura will visit Comicdom Con Athens 2017 in collaboration with the Cervantes Institute.