Born in Erquelinnes, Marc Wasterlain cancelled his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Mons to take specialized comics courses at the C.A.D. in Brussels. After obtaining his degree, he became Dino Attanasio's assistant on 'Modeste et Pompon', the gag series created by André Franquin for Tintin magazine.
He joined Studio Peyo in 1966, and cooperated on series like 'The Smurfs' and 'Benoît Brisefer', as well as the 'Poussyclopédie' in Spirou, well into the 1970s. Both Wasterlain and Walthéry continued to help Peyo out on 'Smurfs' stories long after they left the studio.
Bob Moon et Titania (Dutch edition, Kuifje #48, 1971)
He had his solo debut with the humorous science-fiction series 'Bob Moon et Titania' in Tintin in 1971. Two years later, he created a series of poetic short stories starring 'Monsieur Bonhomme'. In addition, he created 'Lapomme' for Achille Talon Magazine. Wasterlain made his comeback in Spirou in 1975, when he launched his magical and poetic 'Docteur Poche' series.
Wasterlain explored several genres with the series, varying from fantasy adventure, real-life problems and animal science-fiction, to pure gags. Wasterlain's red caped flying doctor appeared in Spirou until 1990, but was revived in a more juvenile version at Casterman between 1995 and 2000.
Wasterlain additionally drew the adventures of the female journalist 'Jeannette Pointu', whose adventures incorporated elements of fantasy and science-fiction, but were less poetic and leaned more on ecological and humanitarian themes, such as the war in former Yugoslavia or the fate of the giant panda. The series appeared in Spirou between 1982 and 2005 and was collected by Dupuis in 20 albums.
Wasterlain was also associated with Bayard Jeunesse, creating the humorous series 'Gill et Georges' in Okapi between 1985 and 1986. Additional creations include the gag series about the sport-loving dog 'Ratapoil' for Marsu-Productions in 1990 and 'Les Pixels', a series he created for Pif Gadget in 2006 and that has been collected in books by Editions Mosquito since 2010.
Besides working on his own series, Wasterlain has written scripts for Walthéry ('Natacha'), MiTacq ('La Patrouille des Castors') and Piroton ('Jess Long'). He resides in Binche, a Walloon municipality in the province of Hainaut. He also participated in a collective book about Walloon folklore on occasion of the 2010 Serraing comics festival.