Born in 1975, Zhang Xiaoyu is originally from the town of Anshun in the Guizhou Province in Southern China. He created his first comic pages in 1995 while he was an art student. He has since completed a dozen comic works, many of which with prestigious European publishers, from Humanoids (Crusades) to Casterman or Glenat (The Chronicles of Legion). Zhang has twice been awarded China's top comics prizes: in 1999 for David, and in 2001 for The Take-off, and has become one of the country's most sought after comics artist. He is also involved with the publication of FEI, a magazine specialized in Sci-Fi stories.