ABOUT

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Maria Laura Sanapo was born in Castiglione del Lago in Italy. As a child she loved music and drawing superheroes and she was used to copiyng illustration before she learned how to read and write. She studied foreign languages at the secondary school (she speaks English, German and Spanish) and she took a degree in languages at the University of Siena. After that, she decided to follow her real vocation attending two of three years of the International School of Comics in Florence and then, taking lessons from her menthor and husband Marco Santucci.
She's really passionate about music and Opera and she performs in her free time.

CAREER

In 2012 her work is exhibited at WOW, the Comic Museum in Milan, after winning a competition dedicated to the famous videogame Assassin's Creed. In 2013 she publishes for the first time for the Italian publisher Edizioni Inkiostro, drawing an eight page story on the comic called 'Denti'. Subsequently in 2015 she works for DC Comics on the series 'Bombshells' where she draws characters like Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Stargirl, Zatanna and Meera. In 2015 she worked also for the German magazine 'Wired' on the Audi R8 commercial, for Titan Comics in Puss in Boots and Penguins of Madagascar as inker on Egle Bartolini's pencils. Later she began working for Valiant and Dynamite as inker on Emanuela Lupacchino's works on the series 'warlord of Mars' and 'Archer & Armstrong' and later as cover artist (pencil and inks) always for Valiant for the series 'Faith'. In that period she works also as cover artist for Titan Comics for the 'Assassin's Creed' series and in 2016 she works as both interior and cover artist for Dynamite on the series 'Grimm' and 'Charmed' written by Erica Schultz, taken from the omonymous TV show. Maria works also for the Dynamite series 'Sheena, Queen of the Jungle' doing both covers and interiors and subsequently for Vampirella Valentine's Day Special as interior artist. She works also as cover artist for other Dynamite Titles like Red Sonja, Vampirella & Dejah Thoris, Barbarella, Barbarella & Dejah Thoris, Hack Slash vs Chaos and Purgatori. She works also as cover artist for Coffin Comics for the series Lady Death.

BIBLIOGRAPHY (Main Works)

Interior Art

(penciller)

DC Comics 

  • Bombshells vol. #8 #9 (2015)

Dynamite

(pencil and inks)


  • Grimm miniseries #1-5 (2016)
  • Charmed miniseries #1-5 (2016-2017)
  • Sheena, Queen of the Jungle miniseries #1-10 (2017-2018)
  • Vampirella, Valentine's Day Special #1 (2018-2019)
  • Red Sonja and Vampirella meet Betty and Veronica #1-12 (2019-)
Archie Comics

  • Red Sonja and Vampirella meet Betty and Veronica #1-12 (2019-)


Titan Comics - Dreamworks Animation

(inks)

  • Penguins of Madagascar #3 (2015)
  • Puss in Boots #4 (2016)
Covers

Zenescope

(pencil and inks)

  • Grimm Tales of Terror Vol. 2 #2 (2015)
  • Grimm Fairy Tales: Halloween Special (2015)
  • Robyn Hood #13 (2015)
  • Grimm Tales of Terror #10 (2016)
  • Robyn Hood 2016 Annual
  • Grimm Tales of Terror #13 (2016)
  • Grimm Tales of Terror #6   (2016)
  • Grimm Fairy Tales #120 (2016)
  • Grimm Tales of Terror Vol.2 #12 (2016)
  • Grimm Fairy Tales: Photoshoot Edition #1 (2016)
  • Grimm Tales of Terror #4 (2016)
  • Grimm Tales of Terror Vol.2 #8 (2016)
  • Grimm Tales of Terror Vol.2 #3 (2016)
  • Grimm Tales of Terror #9 (2016)
  • Grimm Tales of Terror Vol.2 #7 (2016)
  • Death Force #1 (2016)
  • Death Force #4 (2016)
  • Grimm Tales of Terror #2 (2017)
Dynamite 

(inks)

  • John Carter, Warlord of Mars #5-6-8-11 (2015)
  • Swords of Sorrow #3 (2015)
(pencil and inks)

  • Grimm miniseries #1-5 (2016)
  • Charmed miniseries #1-5 (2016-2017)
  • Red Sonja #11 (2017)
  • Sheena, Queen of the Jungle miniseries #1-10 (2017-2018)
  • Barbarella #5 (2018)
  • Barbarella/Dejah Thoris #2-4 (2018)
  • Vampirella/Dejah Thoris #1 (2018)
  • Kiss, Blood and Stardust miniseries #1-5 (2018)
  • Hack Slash vs Chaos #1-2 (2018)
Valiant

(ink)

  •  Zeroes and Origins #1 (2015)
(pencil and inks)

  • Faith #3 (2015)
Titan Comics - Ubisoft

(pencil and inks)

  • Assassin's Creed: Uprising #1(2015)
  • Assassin's Creed: Templars #6 (2015)
  • Assassin's Creed: Uprising #8 (2015)