(b. 05/01/1963, France) Philippe Bercovici was only fourteen years old when his first pages were published in the "Carte Blanche" section of the magazine Spirou. Two years later, working from scenarios by Raoul Cauvin, Bercovici made 'Les Grandes Amours Contrariées', a comical take on famous love stories. The stories were collected in an album by Dupuis in 1982. In 1981 Bercovici and Cauvin began their successful series, 'Les Femmes en Blanc'.While continuing to work on his hit series with Cauvin, Bercovici also began a long collaboration with scriptwriter François Corteggiani. Together, they conceived series like 'Robinson et Zoé' (in Gomme, 1982), 'Kostar le Magnifique' (in Circus, 1984), 'Barnabé, Envoyé Spécial', 'Big Bang Orchestra' (in Je Bouquine, from 1986), 'Yann et Julie' (in P'tit Loup, 1989) and 'Le Grand Panic Circus' (in Pif Gadget). In addition, they made albums like 'Testar le Robot' (Fleurus, 1987) and 'Téléfaune' (Dargaud, 1993).From 1989, Bercovici was present in the Belgian magazine L'Instant with 'Leonid et Spoutnika', a gag series written by Yann. In 1994, he began 'Cactus Club' with François Gilson, his second series in Spirou. Using the pseudonym Thélonius for a while, he created 'Le Boss', a series about the chief editor of Spirou, written by Zidrou. In addition, Bercovici has done artwork for various advertising campaigns.With the Dutch artist Gerrit de Jager, he created 'Adam en Eva'. This series was published in L'Écho des Savanes, a magazine in which Bercovici also made 'L'Ensexyclopedie' with Jean-Michel Thiriet. In Le Journal de Mickey, he started the gag series 'Maison avec Jardin' with scripts by Zépo. Bercovici is known to draw "faster then his shadow". He demonstrated this talent in 1999, when Bercovici illustrated a whole issue of Spirou on his own, including the continuing stories.