Jean-Philippe Kalonji is a Swiss comics artists with roots coming from Zaire. He began his artistic career by illustrating posters and flyers for several organizations and cultural events in his native Genève. He then studied decorative arts for two years, after which he began working in the comics field. Kalonji co-launched Sauve qui Peut in April 1991, and worked for this magazine until 1993. His first solo albums were 'Street Nation' (1992) and 'Jungle Blues' (1994), both published by Atoz Genève. He then began a collaboration with the publishing house Paquet, resulting in the album 'Prophétie' (1997) and the series 'Helvétika' (from 1998) and 'O'Malley' (from 2002). He is also a skateboarder and singer in a drum'n bass band called Sub6.