After going to art school in Paris at the ESAG Penninghen, Fred Blanchard started his career as a press illustrator and later went to work for Delcourt, directing several popular collections at the French publishing house. At the same time, he started taking on animation projects, supervising background work for a number of television series and even working on the movie adaptation of "Corto Maltese" in 2002. He then began to shift toward comics, and started to create designs for different series like "Spirou and Fantasio" (Dupuis), "Les Naufragés d'Ythaq" (Soleil), "Sangre" (Soleil), and "Renaissance" (Dargaud). Most recently, he has worked on the design of the series "Dernier Atlas" (Dupuis; "Last of the Atlases," Europe Comics). He is currently working on a graphic novel that will be released in 2020.