Philip Xavier was born in Bordeaux. He studied advertising in Argentina, before moving to Chile. Between 1991 and 2003 he worked in the USA, where he started his career in the comic industry in 1996. Xavier had a popular 18 issue run on the fantasy series 'Legendlore' for Caliber Comics, and also worked for comic books by Marvel ('Astonishing X-Men') and Peregrine Entertainment ('Books of Lore'). He also worked for the periodicals Frank Frazetta Fantasy Illustrated and Heavy Metal.
Combining his early French comic book influences with American techniques, Philip Xavier has created a very extraordinary, detailed style. Back in France he settled in Lyon, where he created his first European comic album, 'Le Souffle' (written by Ange), for Soleil Productions in the summer of 2003. Also from scripts by Ange, he drew volumes 2 until 4 of the series 'Paradis Perdu', that was originally drawn by Alberto Varanda.
Xavier moved over to Le Lombard in 2006, where he began his critically acclaimed series 'Croisade' with Jean Dufaux. After four books, Xavier and Dufaux continued with the sequel 'Nomade' in 2010, before starting the series 'Conquistador' at Glénat in 2012.