Marco Santucci, was born in Arezzo in 1974 and he lives in Tuscany. He started training himself in the world of professional comics at the age of 16 when he met Fabio Civitelli who helped him to make his first amateur drawings a professional work.
His career starts at the age of 20 in an italian super-hero miniseries called “Nembo”, published by Phoenix publishing. Within a short time, he moved up the ranks at Star Comics, where he drew two issues of the comics series called “Samuel Sand”. At the same time, he continued to work in the graphic advertising industry.
In 1998 Marco started his first big work in the Sergio Bonelli Publishing series, “Mister No”. The story, called “Little odessa” came out in July 1998. Today, Marco is still working for Sergio Bonelli Publishing. Marco has drawn about ten “Mister No” issues.
In the meantime, he has also joined the staff of the International School of Comics in Florence, where he had been giving lessons for eight years, teaching how to draw comics and 3D graphics.
The professional skills accumulated over the years in comics and the correlating graphics software have allowed him to become one of the founding members of Arcadia Studio, a company whose products range from comic productions to 2D and 3D animations.
“Termite Bianca”, which was born as an animate series and then converted into a comic, is Arcadia studio’s first project. With Termite Bianca, Marco got the chance to work with another great passion: screenplay. Marco has also created some of the Termite Bianca characters for a possible cartoon, even the latter never took place. Termite Bianca has been published by Pavesio Productions in Italy, France and other european countries.
At the end of 2005, Marco joined the staff of the most famous of the Bonelli series: “Tex”. He worked as penciller on three issue of the series.
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 ( with the inking assistant Patrick Piazzalunga).
In the last periods, he’s working for Sergio Bonelli Publishings, on the horror series, “Dampyr” and on the french series “La Mandragore” ( by Soleil editions) which is the graphic creator.