Léo Beker Gomez, the son of a poet and a comedian, was born in Montevideo, Uruguay. When he was twelve, his family moved to Argentina, where he spent the rest of his childhood in the suburbs of Buenos Aires. After working at many jobs, he got his computer science diploma in 1967. He married when he was 23 years old, and settled in Patagonia, where he indulged in scuba diving as a hobby.
In 1976, the inhuman political circumstances in Argentina forced him and his family to move to France, where he started studying oceanographics. He turned his attention to comics and published his first panels in 1979. He created the character 'Louison Cresson' for the magazine Spirou and the publisher Dupuis, which ran from 1988 to 1994. Beker subsequently evolved into the literary scene with his debut novel 'l'Instant qui Précède', and extended his talents to animation as well as tango dancing.