Riccardo is born in Rome on the 2nd of september 1976. He is just a kid when he falls in love with sketch and painting, without leaving out other forms of art such as music( he is also a drummer). After the Art School Diploma, he enrolls at the Architecture School of La Sapienza University in Rome and, at the same time, he starts studying Physiology, Anatomy and Nutrition. A pet lover, especially fond of dogs, in 2003 he opens a Pet Shop, while he still dedicates himself to his true passion: drawing and painting. In the meantime, he realizes anatomical artworks for some books, comics strips for children, commercial illustrations and paintings. In 2005 he meets the well known illustrator Giancarlo Caracuzzo, who encourages him to dedicates himself to the world of comics. In 2006, Riccardo starts collaborating with Robert Laffont Publishing House.