Richard Ortiz is an artist of comics and storyboards from Montevideo, Uruguay. He began his career in the early 2000s, drawing for the Montevideo newspaper La República and its supplement Quimera. A freelancer since 2004, he worked for the US publisher Avatar Press on 'Lady Death' since 2004, and on 'Jungle Fantasy' in 2007. He is also an artist for Zenescope's 'Grimm Fairy Tales' line.
He drew two books of 'Le Capitaine Nemo' from scripts by Pascal Davoz for the French publisher Clair de Lune in 2008 and 2010. In that same period, he contributed to Revista Freeway in Uruguay. Ortiz and Davoz worked together again on the historical comic 'Indes 1821', published by Clair de Lune in 2013.