David B. was born in France in 1959. In 1990 he was one of the founders of the alternative comics publisher L'Association. He began his masterpiece, L'Ascension du Haut-Mal, in 1996 and it was published in six volumes in France. The English translation was published by Cape under the title Epileptic in 2005. In 1998 he was cited as the Cartoonist of the Year by Comics Journal and in 2000 he won the French Alph'Art award for comics excellence.