Luk De Maeyer has first gained wide attention in the comics field at the age of 50, with his adaptation of 'Ben Hur' for the Classix collection of Standaard Uitgeverij in 2006. Born in Laken, he attended the Saint-Luc in Brussels, where studied Advertising and Decoration. He had several jobs before he made his first comics for Taptoe in the 1980s ('De Avonturen van Lotje'). He then ventured into animated films, and has worked for companies like Pen Film Ghent, Kid Cartoons, Studio 352 and Studio Rooster. He has additionally been active as a painter, etcher, cartoonist and sculptor. In the late 1990s he returned to comics when he became assistant artist on comics like 'Windkracht 10' and 'K3', working together with Patrick Roelens. In 2006, he made a comics adaptation of 'Ben Hur' for the Classix collection of Standaard Uitgeverij. He also became the new artist and writer of the 'Aspe' comics.