ICE Brighton 2019: Maria Laura Sanapo & Marco Santucci Spotlight Panel

ICE International Comic Expo ‘Winter Edition’: Holiday Inn Bayfront Brighton, Saturday 9th March 2019

ABOUT ICE BRIGHTON: Britain’s Coolest Comic Convention brings the ICE magic to England’s south coast with big name guests, traders and exhibitors and a full program of exclusive fun events.

ICE has established itself as on of the UK’s premier comic conventions devoted entirely to the medium of sequential art with our unique mix of big name guests, cutting edge indie publishers top dealers and exciting and inspiring event programs.

Now Britain’s Coolest Comic Convention brings the biggest names in comic art to the south coast with an intimate, high quality event featuring artists, writers, and publishers from all over the world as well as those local heroes keeping the comic scene alive in Brighton.

PANEL DETAILS: Join Italy’s nicest comics couple as they talk to Tripwire’s Joel Meadows about their individual careers at at publishers like DC Comics, Dynamite Entertainment and Archie Comics and what it’s like being married to another comic artist.


After taking a degree in foreign languages, Maria Laura Sanapo decided to become a comic artist taking lessons from Marco Santucci, her mentor and husband. She worked for Valiant (Harbinger), Dynamite (Sheena, Grimm, Red Sonja, Charmed, Swords of Sorrow, Warlord of Mars), Audi Commercial, Titan Comics and Dreamworks (Penguins of Madagascar, Puss in Boots). She worked as cover artist for Zenescope (Grimm Fairy Tales, Deathforce, Grimm Tales of Terror) and interior artist for the acclaimed DC Comics series ‘Bombshells’.

She worked for Dynamite as both cover and interior artist for the series Grimm and Charmed (from the omonymous TV shows) and as cover artist for Titan comics on the popular series Assassin’s Creed.

At the moment she’s working for Dynamite as cover and interior artist on the series ‘Sheena, Queen of the Jungle’ She loves music and opera and she performs in her free time. To know more about Maria’s projects follow her on facebook at MLSanapo Art, on Instagram: mlsanapo and on twitter: @MLSanapo


Marco Santucci was born in Arezzo in 1974 and lives in Italy.

He started training himself in the world of professional comics at the age of 16. In 1998, Marco started his first big work in the Sergio Bonelli Editore on the series, “Mister No”. For Sergio Bonelli Editore, he also worked on series like Tex and Dampyr.

From 2008 to 2011, Marco worked for Marvel Comics on “Secret Invasion: Spider-Man” , “X-Factor”, “Siege: Spider-Man” and “Captain America: Forever Allies” miniseries as penciller and inker. In 2011, he worked on a couple of French volumes of a series entitled “La Mandragore“, written Sylvain Cordurie.

Since then, he’s worked more for the American market and has worked with Titan Comics (cover artist for Assassin’s Creed and Tekken series), Dynamite (cover artist for Sheena, Red Sonja and regular cover artist of the new Pathfinder series) and Upper Deck (various projects featuring Marvel characters).

Most recently, he’s worked for DC Comics with stunning art on issues of Superman, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Injustice 2, Justice League, Wonder Woman and Green Lanterns!

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