L.E.O. Faes was born in Maastricht. He studied Dutch language and literature in Nijmegen and graduated in 1971. He is a teacher in Dutch language since 1972, working for Het Stedelijk Lyceum in Enschede since 1974. He was a cartoonist with the Twentsche Courant Tubantia between 1985 and 2009. Faes has published several comics with the publishing house Van de Berg in Almere, sometimes in Twente dialect or Frisian language.
These include 'Twents in beeld', 'Hennie 't hoen marathonkampioen?', 'Bram Beer is oet de tied' and 'Finish'. He has also made comics based on Middle Dutch miracle plays and stories like 'Mariken van Nieumeghen' ('Die duivelse Marieke!'), 'Van den vos Reynaerde' ('Reynaerts wraak') and 'Keizer Karel en Elegast'. He won the National Future Prize for his 2000 balloon comic 'Don Quichotte is terug?!'.
He has also made comics for insurace company AMEV ('De leeuw is los!') and assurancy company Fortis ('Fabel-achtig'). Another comic by Faes is 'Beertje Bombazijn', a biting balloon comic about famous Dutch author Willem Frederik Hermans.