At the age of 4, Benjamin Benéteau and his family left their home in western France and moved to the other side of the world, in French Polynesia. He spent his whole childhood and teenage years under the Tahitian sun. Although interested in science, he became increasingly passionate about drawing. Once he had his high school diploma under his belt, he decided to leave Tahiti for rather different climes: Belgium. In 2002, he started his studies of comic book illustration at the Saint-Luc Art Institute. He graduated three years later, and soon began his own comic book projects in collaboration with a friend. In January 2008, the organizer of the Andenne Comic Fair put Benéteau in contact with Mathieu Reynès, who at that precise moment was looking for someone to work on the realistic backdrops of what looked like it was going to be a big project, even if it wasn't yet particularly well-defined. They hit it off right away, and Benjamin signed his first contract, launching himself into the cross-continental adventure of the Alter Ego series (Dupuis/Europe Comics). Benéteau seems to be drawn to ambitious series, because it wasn't long before he took on the wheel-screeching, fast-riding Michel Vaillant saga as well (Dupuis/Europe Comics).
Country of origin: France Europe Comics Publisher: Dupuis (Belgium)