Erica Raven studied at the Saint-Luc art school in Brussels for three years. She began her career as a comic artist, illustrator and designer in 1986. She debuted in Kuifje/Tintin with the series 'Ripley'. She then created 'Zimbabwe' in Wordt Vervolgd. The publishing house Den Gulden Engel published her first comic album in 1987. It was the first album in the series 'Thomas Rindt' and it earned her the Stripgids Prize.
Raven and scenarist Marcel Rouffa continued the series until 1996, when the publishing house cancelled its comics activities. Raven then created the dark strip 'Spinrag' at Casterman. She eventually started self-publishing under the name Studio Raven. Since, she has published 'Zimbabwe', 'Icebound' and a new series of stories with 'Maywood Ripley'.