After graduating from the School of Graphic Research (ERG) of Brussels, Renaud Collin started as an illustrator at Didier publishing, illustrating textbooks. In parallel, he worked as an illustrator at Cromozone, a web design company. But while doing animation work online, he dreamed of comics. He soon met Vincent Zabus, who shared his dream, and together they created Le Monde de François, which first appeared in Spirou magazine, before being published in its entirety in 2006 (Dupuis; The World According to François, Europe Comics in English).

Country of origin: Belgium Europe Comics Publisher: Dupuis (Belgium)