Laudec, whose real name is Tony de Luca, was born in Spezzano, Italy, but has lived in Liège, Belgium, for many years. He made his comics debut in 1977, contributing to the fanzines A Propos and Bhof. He joined Spirou magazine in 1979, where his first work was 'Les Contes de Curé-la-Flûte', a series written by Mittéï. Initially a series of short stories about everyday life in a small town, the main characters eventually starred in two longer stories, both set in the second World War ('L'an 40' and 'Marché Noir et Bottes à Clous').
By 1985, Laudec was also helping Walthéry with the backgrounds in a couple of 'Natacha' and 'Tchantchès' stories. In 1987, he teamed up with Raoul Cauvin to create 'Cédric', a homorous comic about a little boy and his family and friends. The popularity of the series led to an animated televion series in the 1990s. In addition 'Cédric', Laudec and Cauvin also made 'Taxi-Girl', a series of gags about a female cab driver, published in Spirou from 1992 to 1998. For this comic, Laudec worked in a more realistic style for this comic, and he got assistance from Michel Chantraine.