A native of the heights of Liege, François Walthéry decided
very early in life that he would become a comic strip artist.
His first panels, published in 1962 when he was scarcely 16
years of age, were noticed by Peyo, the creator of the
Smurfs, who immediately appointed him as his assistant. It
was with Peyo and his colleague, Willy Maltaite (Will), that
the young François learned his trade, and would soon be
ready to launch his own personal series featuring Natacha,
a very glamorous air hostess who, from 1970, was involved
in adventures full of suspense and intrigue. The heir to the
masters of Belgian comic strip before becoming their friend,
François Walthéry is also a real celebrity in the Liege region,
where he has extolled the scenery, language and customs in
local productions full of wit and nostalgia.