Mauro Marchesi was born in Verona, and studied at the La Nuova Eloisa comics school in Bologna. He began his career in 1995 with 'Generazione M', a comic published in Rumore. He has done cover illustrations for children's books at Mondadori, and has worked for the magazine Marie Claire of the publisher Zanichelli. He is a teacher at the comics school in Firenze. For the publisher Phoenix, he has made albums like 'Molecole a Molla' (created for L'Isola che non c'è) and 'Hollywood Bau' (with Francesco Tacconi). With Andrea Barricordi, he made 'Essere Lupin III' for Kappa Edizioni.