Bernard Vrancken showed an early talent for graphics. At age fifteen, he was one of the winners of a contest organized by the Academy of Fine Arts. A year later, he created some historical comics for Tintin magazine. While studying architecture at Saint-Luc, he took courses by comic artist Eddy Paape at Saint Gilles. Afterwards, Vrancken met Stephen Desberg, with whom he started out creating some short stories for A Suivre. In 1996 Desberg and Vrancken took on the romantic saga 'Le Sang Noir', followed by the political-financial thriller series 'I.R.$.' in 1999.