Jean-Claude Servais is part of the generation that modernized Belgian comics from the 1970s. He brings emotional, and sometimes magical, character-driven stories, set against the woody landscapes of the Belgian Ardennes or the Gaume. He studied graphic art at the École Supérieure des Arts Saint-Luc in Liège from 1974 until 1976. His first pages were published in the Carte Blanche section Spirou in 1975, and in the following year he made two short stories starring 'Ronny Jackson' with Jean-Marie Brouyère. His professional career really took off at Tintin magazine.