Fabrizio Borrini is a comic artist and painter from Liège, who enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts at the age of 15. He published his earliest comics efforts in the 1980s, starting a mini-book starring the character 'Ticky' in Spirou magazine (1981). It was followed by two albums of the sci-fi comic 'Suplex et Caltex' at Éditions Magic Strip in 1984 and 1986. These books were made with influences of the Clear Line revival of the 1980s, but also foreshadowed the surreal and absurd drawing style of his later comics.
Borrini spent the rest of the 1980s and early 1990s working in advertising and multimedia. He produced opening credits for TV shows, sets for theater shows and commercials. He didn't return to comics until 1994 as part of the new generation of comic artists that emerged in Spirou magazine in the 1990s. he made illustrations, cartoons and short stories, as well as short-lived features like 'Test à claques' (1995) and 'Télé-emplettes' (1995-1996) with Jean-Louis Janssens.
His main work during this period was 'L'Inspecteur ZBU', a riddle feature he made with writer Eric Omond between 1998 and 2002. In this futuristic one-page comic, the reader had to help space detective ZBU solve a mystery. While doing this more mainstream feature, Borrini continued to make short stories and covers, in which he showcased his talent for drawing surrealistic landscapes.