Comic artists Stan & Vince (Stan Manoukian et Vincent Roucher) both born in 1969, met at the renowned Art College Ecole Estienne in Paris, France. They first started working together in 1993 on the publication of the Vortex series (9 volumes). Working as a duo, they have released several comics for US publisher Dark Horse (The Shadow & Doc Savage, Tarzan...), and have published stories in several major cartoon magazines such as Lécho des Savanes, Fluide Glacial, Spirou, and Tchô. They have worked with french movie director Benoît Delépine (Albin Michel). They have designed movie sets, concept designs and story-boards for movies and have also worked in advertising. In 2004, they co-authored, with Pierre Coffin, the first season of the animated series PAT & STAN, which was aired on the French TV channel TF1. Stan & Vince have released several works for the Press, illustrations for childrens books (Bayard and Flammarion) and they have also illustrated a series of novels titled Merlin Zinzin. Since 2008, the French duo have been working together with ZEP on the comic series The Chronokids, which won the Angoulême Best Childrens Book Award in 2011. More recently, they also decided to sit behind the camera and direct their very first, short animation for Canal+: Metal Brutal et Minus. At the moment, they are working on a brand new animated series for TV.