François Schuiten was not yet 20 years old when he published, in 1973, his first comic strip panels in Pilote. In 1968, he met his future partner in crime, Benoît Peeters. In 1982, they ultimately created their first joint project. The readers of (A SUIVRE) magazine are introduced to Les murailles de Samaris. Ever since, the two men have remained inseparable. They designed books of all shapes and sizes within the framework of the Cités Obscures. Since the mid-80s, he has collaborated with various filmmakers, for whom he dreams up décors and costumes. He is also an illustrious scenographer, be it for the public sphere (Porte de Hal metro station in Brussels and the Arts & Métiers metro station in Paris) or for exhibitions (Le pavillon des utopies in Hanover in 2000). He was awarded the Grand Prix de la Ville d’Angoulême in 2002.