Figaro - Het Masker van de Wereld (2008)
Born in Aarschot, Steve Van Bael completed his high school in 1997, and he was honored for his many contributions to the school's newspaper. The same year, he was contacted by a comics artist to do a promotional comic for a comics festival in Diest. He joined the Stripgilde, an organization of comics authors. He took drawing courses in Mechelen from Marc Daniels and Rik Dewulf.
In 2002, he joined Dewulf in Studio Max, where he worked on the inking of 'Stam en Pilou' and 'De Planckaerts'. He also assisted Merho on 'Kiekeboe' for a while. In 2003, he began working on his own detective series, 'Link'. The comic was published in the papers Het Belang van Limburg and De Gazet van Antwerpen, and in albums published by Dupuis. In 2008 he began a new series for Standaard Uitgeverij, called 'Figaro'.