mauma is the pseudonym of the Spanish illustrator Marcos Guardiola. He studied architecture, but soon discovered his vocation and commitment to image and illustration. He has worked as a regular contributor to the newspaper El País, where he began his career as an illustrator. He has published in Courrier International, Diagonal newspaper, Panenka, Yorukobu, El Malpensante and Cream Ebooks. In 2013, his work Pandora's dream obtained a Special Mention in the IV International Prize of Compostela. In 2014, his work was selected to be part of the V Ibero-American Catalog of Illustration. He has worked as an illustrator for various publishers.