Ronald Putzker was born in Wiener Neustadt and raised in Innsbruck, Tirol. He moved back to Vienna when he was eighteen years old, and held many odd jobs, such as bookstore-employee, photographer, cook and musician. His first work in the field of comics was doing the lay-outs of the magazine Comic Forum, and together with Wolfgang Alber, he founded Vienna's first specialized comic book store. In 1983, he started making photo comics for Comicland, and a year later, he started drawing them.
He gained recognition as a comic book artist with two albums starring 'Inspektor Burnadz' (Verlag Comicothek, 1985 and 1987) and the trilogy 'Aglaya', that he made with writer Erich L. Nussbaumer from 1986 to 1989. International fame came with the 'Anna Stein' trilogy, that he made with Günter Brödl in the 1990s. Other creations during this period were 'Die Ganze Woche' (also with Nussbaumer for Comicplus+), a comics biography of Columbus and regular contributions to Comci Forum. Putzker's comic 'Cyberdise' (in cooperation with Wolfgang Su and Michel Reimon) ran in PC Austria and was published in book format in 2008.
Putzker is additionally a photographer, and an illustrator of novels, schoolbooks, board and online games and record covers. His drawings have appeared in magazines like Magazine profil, Format, News and Wiener, and he has also done lay-outs and storyboards for several agencies in Austria and Switzerland. For Wiener, he additionally made the satirical series 'K.A. Wiener' for a period of one year.