Rafael Moralès is a Swiss artist with a specialization in historical comics, especially about ancient Egypt. He was the main artist of Jacques Martin's classic series 'Alix' from 1996 to 2005, and subsequently created his own series 'Hotep' (2007-2009).
Rafael Moralès was born in 1969 in Montreux, Switzerland. A fan of Jacques Martin's comics since his childhood, he met the grandmaster at the Sierre comics festival in 1986. Since both men lived in Lausanne, Morales became his apprentice and assistant in the following year. After small jobs like background art, lettering and coloring, his first big assignment was illustrating a book starring 'Alix' about the tomb of Tutankhamun for Éditions L'Instant Durable (1987). Moralès then illustrated the installments about Egypt and Rome for 'Les Voyages d'Orion' (1992-1993), a spin-off collection of illustrated books to Martin's comic 'Orion'. The collection was later retitled to 'Les Voyages d'Alix', to which Moralès contributed artwork for more installments about ancient Egypt in 2009 and 2014.