Frédéric Vignaux was born in Toulouse in 1972 and studied in Montpellier and Lille. When he decided he wanted to create comics, he moved to Paris. Here, he met Eric Pailharey, who became his scenarist. After some short stories for some contests, they won the first prize at the comics festival in Igny. Afterwards, they started the 'L'Ombre des Anciens' series at Pointe Noire publishers.