Marco Paulo is a graduate from the École de Recherche Graphique in Brussels. He subsequently studied engraving and sculpting before making his debut as a creator of animated films, title sequences and advertising spots. By 1996 he illustrated his first children's book for Éditions Nemo/Le Seuil, that was written by Henri Storck. He created the comic series 'La Smala' with Thierry Robberecht, of which six books were published by Casterman between 2000 and 2004 and three more by Dargaud until 2008.
Zack et Willie
Paulo and Robberecht were also present in Spirou magazine with the animal series 'Zack et Willie', of which a book collection was published by 12bis in 2010. The duo has additionally cooperated on 'Le Monde de William', an educational book about homosexuality for Exaeqo in 2005. Paulo has been the artist of several humor books published by 12bis, including 'Dégelée Royale' (with Robberecht, 2010), 'Le pouvoir de convaincre' (with Gilbert Thiel and Bernard Swysen, 2012) and 'Rachida aux noms des pères' (with Swysen and Yves Derai, 2013). With Sergio Salma, he created 'Bagdad KO', a book of gags about the US-Iraq conflict (Drugstore, 2009).