Thierry Coppée was born in Brussels. He studied Greek and Latin languages, and spent four years at the École de Recherches Graphiques, where he studied Illustration. He became a grade school teacher, but continued to draw in his spare time. He had his first publication in the magazine Spirou in 2002. He then turned to the publishing house Delcourt to begin his children’s series, TOTO TROUBLE in 2004.