Born in 1979, Fabien Mense drew from a very early age, initially for his friends. While attending the famous Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg College, he discovered the rich world of animation and met Bill and Gobi. After graduating in 2003, he was hired by the Marathon animation studio, where he was a storyboard artist for the Totally Spies animated television series. He also became a character designer for the Team Galaxy series. In 2006, he was back in touch with Bill and Gobi and joined them on the Lucha Libre project, and co-created its spin-off The Tikitis with Jerry Frissen. From 2008 to 2009, he worked as a character designer for Hotel Transylvania.