Mauricio Cordero began drawing comics as a precocious child. At the tender age of 19 he established his own fanzine, CAUTION!, which published works from notable artists, writers, and musicians including Charles Bukowski and Michael Bishop (GWAR). He flirted with the contemporary art world for several decades. Mauricio was the education coordinator and program director at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. He then spent ten years in France, teaching art, film, design and corporate communications, before opening an art gallery in Tours. Returning to the U.S. in 2011, Mauricio served as executive director at the Revolving Museum in Lowell, MA and was also a founding co-director of Mill No. 5, an indoor streetscape mall of historic buildings salvaged from throughout New England and reconstructed inside a Victorian industrial mill complex in Lowell.
He then gathered his senses and came back to what he loves: comics and ink. He teaches comics, printmaking, and drawing and has taught drawing through MIT's Spouses and Partners, MIT Retirees, and the Eastgate Community. He is currently teaching Crafting Comics and Sequential Art and lecturing in The Visual Story-Graphic Novel. His work has been published in Double Nickels Forever, a tribute to the Minutemen as well as his online comic strip Tchump! He is currently working on his comic memoirs of ill-spent youth, Be Still, Dirt Hill.