Denis Lapière is a prominent scenario writer of contemporary European comics, most of which have been published by Dupuis. Born in Namur, he ran a bookshop in Charleroi before turning to comic scriptwriting in the 1980s. His first output were a couple of short stories drawn by Éric Maltaite for Spirou, followed by 'Mono Jim' for l'Echo de Savannes in 1987. For that same magazine, he also worked with Jean-Philippe Stassen on 'Bahamas' and 'Bullwhite'. Lapière soon expanded his collaborations and wrote 'Mauro Caldi' for Michel Constant (Éditions Alpen) and 'Jerry et Line' for Peter Pluut (Dargaud).