Born in Paris, Benjamin Lacombe studied plastic arts. While studying, he did some internships at animation studios and he began to work as an advertising artist. Becoming a freelance artist, he became an assistant to Nicole Lambert for two years. In 2001, he began studying decorative arts. He began his comic series 'L'Esprit du Temps' at Soleil in 2003. A year later, he made a comic adaptation of 'Le Petit Chaperon Rouge' at the same publisher.