Born in Lille, François-Xavier Robert left college at age sixteen. In the early 1990s he took on an apprenticeship at an advertising agency, where he developed his graphic talents. He began a career in advertising and animation. His true passion was comics however, and from 1999 he self-published the first episode of his first comic series 'La Poof'. He then got a contract at the publishing house Petit à Petit, where he continued this series. He also illustrated 'K, une Jolie Comète' with a script by Flip for this publishing house.