Stéphane De Becker was a Belgian comic artist and colorist, known for his many collaborations with Tome and Janry. Born in Brussels, he met Tome and Janry in 1974, while studying art in Woluwé-Saint-Lambert under the guidance of comics artist Guy Brasseur. The three artist first worked together on a comic called 'Pétard Guy', featuring a caricature of their teacher. De Becker continued his art studies at the Saint-Luc in Brussels in the late 1970s, and published his first realistically drawn comic stories in a couple of fanzines.
He rejoined Tome and Janry in their studio in 1985, and became the colorist of their comics series, including 'Spirou et Fantasio', 'Le Petit Spirou' and 'Soda' (drawn by Luc Warnant and later Bruno Gazzotti). As an artist, he assumed the pen name Stuf and created the games comic feature 'Jeux d'Enfer' with scripts by Janry in Spirou in 1988. Two years later, this page starring Saint Peter evolved into the gag strip 'Passe moi l'Ciel', that was also collected in books by Dupuis. Stéphane De Becker passed away in France from a heart attack on 22 July 2015, aged 56.