Marc Hardy, after artistic humanities at the Saint-Luc Institute in Liège and a stint in the workshops of Mittéï and Seron, began his career in Spirou with stories from Uncle Paul in 1971 and in Le Journal de Tintin in 1974 , with a story by Modeste and Pompon (scripted by Mittéï) and two stories by Marc Franval (scripted by Édouard Aidans). From 1974, he only worked for Spirou, creating with Mittéï Badminton and the following year Garonne et Guitare which he hosted until 1978 on texts by Mythic. In 1984, he launched with screenwriter Stephen Desberg, Arkel, and above all, with Raoul Cauvin, Pierre Tombal, a series that brought him success and financial security: in 2014, thirty albums were published. He left Arkel in 1986 to devote himself, as a youth author, only to Pierre Tombal. Also in 1984, he embarked on a collaboration with Yann, for more "adult" series. The two artists published three albums of La Patrouille des libellules (pre-published in Circus from 1984 to 1987), six of Lolo et Sucette (1989-2001) and two of Croqu'la vie (1992-1994). In 2005, Dargaud published the first volume of Feux, in collaboration with screenwriter Philippe Tome. In 2009, Hardy and Desberg took over Arkel from Éditions Dupuis, renaming the series Ange & Diablesses, for the duration of a diptych: “Au plus haut des Cieux” and “La Nuit du Grand Bouc”.