René Mazyn was a French comic book artist, born in Henin–Beaumont, Pas-de-Calais. He spent his younger years travelling through North-Africa and France, before spending two years in Paris, where he worked as an artist for newspaper La Vie. He has worked on several types of artwork, varying from animated films and comics to advertisements and stage sets. He has also made monthly crime riddles for Le Journal de Carpentras, a local paper, in alternation with Olivier Fiquet.
Between 2004 and 2008, he was present in the revived magazine Pif Gadget and its supplements with 'Kid Franky' and 'Monster Hôtel', two humorous comics in collaboration with writer Pujol/François Corteggiani. He was eventually the final author to illustrate the stories of the title character, 'Pif le Chien'. Mazyn has then participated in the art of several aviation-related book series published by Idées+, such as 'Patrouilles aériennes acrobatiques', 'Histoires de pilotes', 'Pompiers du ciel' and 'Patrouille de France'. On 28 August 2013, François Corteggiani announced on his blog that René Mazyn had passed away.