Born November 10, 1971, in Spain, Raule briefly attended animation classes at the Joso School before launching the fanzine “Tribulaciones” in 1993 with the cartoonist Mr. Chaves. Both won the “Prize for Best Draft Drawing” in the Comic Contest of El Prat del Llobregat. In 1994, the duo created “Lady Down” for the magazine “De Tebeos” published in Almería. In 1995 and 1996, they collaborated in the first and last issue of “Ryu” for the Camaleón editions, a manga magazine bringing together several Hispanic authors, and produced “Violencia Sonica”, a mini-series of 4 episodes compiled into a volume in 1997. It was then that Raule began an exclusive collaboration with Roger Ibáñez in “Otaku”, the manga magazine published by Norma. In 1999, with Roger handling art tasks, he worked for “Penthouse Comix”. In 2002 and 2003, they published “Hole’n’Virgin”, “Amores muertos” and “Cabos sueltos” together with Amaníaco. Presented at the Barcelona Comic Fair, this latest title attracted the screenwriter JD Morvan (“Al Togo” – “Reality Show”) who submitted the work to French publisher Dargaud. From there, launched the annual BD Festival in Angoulême 2004, the triptych project “Jazz Maynard” was born. The first of three albums was released in June 2007.
Roger Ibanez Ugena studied comics at Joso School in Spain. In 1993, he directed several short humorous comics for the fanzine “GN” and, in 1994, he won the first manga contest of Éditions Norma publishing in the manga magazine “Otaku”, featuring several of his short stories. For Cameleon Editions, he drew the periodical “Sukube” and “Hiromi”. From 1999 to 2001, he created over a dozen stories with writer Raule for the magazine “Penthouse Comix” published by El Jueves. Under the pseudonym Nono, he also produces comics for various American erotic magazines including “Sizzle” published by NBM. In 2002 and 2003, he and RAULE created “Hole’n’Virgin”, “Amores muertos” and “Cabos sueltos” for Amaniaco Editions. These last projects attracted the attention of screenwriter JD Morvan, who submitted the work to French publisher Dargaud, who signed the duo to create “Jazz Maynard”, which debuted at the annual BD festival in Angoulême in 2004.