Ness was born in Faverge, but raised in Ugine. After his studies, he settled in Paris, where he participated in several fanzines. After fifteen years in Paris, he returned to Ugine. Around this time, he got the opportunity to publish his comics in the magazine L'Écho des Savanes. The publishing house Albin Michel collected several of his comics in the albums 'À la Recherche du Non-Emploi' (2001), 'Souriez vous êtes Radié' (2003) and 'Droles de Trolls' (2004).