(b. 11/3/1959, France) Eric Stalner was born and raised in Paris. Together with his brother, Jean-Marc Stalner, he was turned down at the art academy. Far from discouraged, the brothers became successful self-taught artists, beginning there careers cooperating on several illustration assignments in the 1980s. In 1987, they met Christian Mouquet, who wrote the scripts of their series 'Les Poux', which was published by Glénat in the following years. Keeping their real names a secret, they published this series under the pseudonyms of A. and M. Stalner. In 1990, working from a scenario by Daniel Bardet, they created 'Le Boche'. They wrote their own scripts for 'Fabien M' (1993) and 'Malheig' (1996). Again with Bardet, they produced 'Nordman, les Vikings en Normandie' in 1996. Their final collective work was the series 'Le Fer et le Feu', which started in 1996 and was finished by Éric on his own.Since 1998, Éric and Jean-Marc Stalner have worked separately. Éric began working on the series 'Roman de Malemort' for the publisher Glénat from 1999, and contributed to the second book of the collective title 'Le Triangle Secret'. In 2004, he created the diptych 'Blues 46' together with writer Laurent Moënard at Dargaud. A year later, he produced the one-shot 'Ange Marie' in cooperation with the debuting scriptwriter Aude Ettori in the collection Aire Libre of the publishing house Dupuis. In addition to his mainstream work, Éric Stalner has made a couple of experimental comics for some small publishers, including 'Hera' (Imbroglio, 2002) and 'À la Recherche de Blance' (BD Empher-Fordis, 2003). Since 2001, he makes the series 'La Croix de Cazenac' with scriptwriter Pierre Boisserie for Dargaud.