Max has embraced the arts since a very young age, informing the core of all of his work, from writing to illustration and filmmaking. Max is classically trained in real media and extensively adept in digital art mediums.
Max's background in animation and combat photography make him a unique hybrid filmmaker, mixing visionary artistry with a powerfully visual approach to storytelling.
THE WHITE DONKEY, Max's first graphic novel, was published by Little, Brown & Co. in 2016 and went on to win countless awards for its heartfelt and honest depiction of the Iraq war experience. A New York Times bestseller.
BATTLE BORN: LAPIS LAZULI
BATTLE BORN: LAPIS LAZULI is the newest graphic novel written and illustrated entirely by Maximilian Uriarte.
Now in development as a feature film, BATTLE BORN: LAPIS LAZULI is the story of Sergeant King and a platoon of Marines deployed to the treacherous mountains of Afghanistan to fight the Taliban for the heart of Afghanistan.
Max wrote and single-handedly illustrated one of this generation's best graphic novels, THE WHITE DONKEY, published by Little, Brown & Co. in 2016. THE WHITE DONKEY went on to win countless awards and was a national best seller.