Erwin Vanmol was born in Aalst, and educated at the Saint-Luc in Brussels. He also attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Aalst and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent. After his studies, he became a professional soldier. He left the army in 1995 and went to work as a marble painter, restorer and confectioner.
While recovering from an accident in 2000, he started drawing cartoons. He sold his first cartoon to Computer Magazine in that same year. Vanmol works for several Belgian and foreign magazines, such as Ché and Knack. His comic characters include 'Molotov', 'Krapunzel' and 'Wolfbeen'. When his 11-year association with Knack came to an end, Vanmol found a regular spot in P-Magazine in 2012. He was the town cartoonist of the city of Aalst and published the monthly 'Knolbert' strip in the city paper Denderend Aalst until 2013.