Country of origin: Belgium Europe Comics Publisher: Le Lombard (Belgium)
Benoît Ers was born in Liège (Belgium) in 1971. After living in the Ivory Coast for a number years, he moved to France, where he attended art school. Though only briefly, as he dropped out after six months to take a job at Marsu Productions. He then returned to Liège, setting up his own studio as a freelance illustrator. Around the same time, he started out as an illustrator for the comics weekly Spirou. There he met Dugomier (Vincent Lodewick), who would go on to become his friend and longtime working partner. Over the years, the two have given rise to series such as Muriel et Boulon (Le Lombard), Les Démons d'Alexia (Dupuis), and Hell School (Le Lombard). More recently, they joined to create the engrossing saga Les Enfants de la Résistance (Le Lombard; Children of the Resistance, Europe Comics), both a critical and popular success.