Filipe Abranches was born in Lisbon in 1965. He studied both cinema and history, and began his career contributing to fanzines like Graphic, Lx Comics, Combate, Ai-Ai, Azul BD Très and Transcomix. He also drew some educational comics for Au Plaisir des Mots. For the French market, he cooperated on Pelure Amère, the publishing house Amok ( 'Porto Luna', 'Autarcic Comix' and contributions to Le Cheval sans Tête) and Hard Luck. Abranches created two issues of the project 'História de Lisboa', an illustrated history of Lisbon, in collaboration with the historian Oliveira Marques. His work was also featured in l'Association's Comix 2000 anthology.