Éric Stalner was born and raised in Paris. Together with his brother Jean-Marc Stalner, he was turned down from Art Academy. Far from discouraged, the brothers became successful self-taught artists, beginning there careers cooperating on several illustration assignments in the 1980s. In 1987, they met Christian Mouquet, who wrote the scripts of their series 'Les Poux', which was published by Glénat in the following years.
Keeping their real names a secret, they published this series under the pseudonyms of A. and M. Stalner. In 1990, working from a scenario by Daniel Bardet, they created 'Le Boche'. They wrote their own scripts for 'Fabien M' (1993-1996) and 'Malheig' (1996-1998). Again with Bardet, they produced 'Nordman, les Vikings en Normandie' in 1996. Their final collective work was the series 'Le Fer et le Feu', which started in 1996 and was finished by Éric on his own in 2001.
As an allround author, Stalner created the thriller series 'La Liste 66' for Dargaud in 2006, and joined Éditions 12bis in 2009 to start the historical series 'Ils étaient dix'. This was followed by 'La Zone' in 2010 and 'Vito' in 2013, both for Glénat. He also teamed up with his brother again to create 'L'Or sous la Neige' for 12bis in 2011.