Born and raised in Milan, Italy, Mauro Mazzara started drawing at the age of two… and he still hasn’t stopped! He spent his high school years doodling in class, always getting into trouble, until he finally decided to join the Arte & Messaggio Illustration school in Milan. Published in the Annual Illustrators of Children’s Books in 2002, Mauro then joined the Brera Art Academy to study painting. Works as a freelance illustrator for publishing, fashion and advertising, collaborating with MIA Milan Illustration Agency. Published worldwide, he teaches drawing and painting and has taken part in many solo and collective exhibitions. Mauro has received several prizes for his work.