Olivier Schrauwen was born in Belgium in 1977. He studied animation at the Academy of Art in Gent and comics at the Saint Luc in Brussels. Schrauwen got his start in comics drawing for Franco-Belgian magazine Spirou. Looking for more artistic freedom, he soon left the magazine and published his work in a variety of alternative small-press zines. He came out with his first graphic novel, My Boy, in 2006, and has since published three others: The Man Who Grew His Beard, Mowgli’s Mirror, and Arsène Schrauwen. Schrauwen's work has also appeared in numerous comic anthologies including Fantagraphics Books' Mome. He currently lives in Berlin.