David Houis was born in Boussu, Belgium in 1989. The son of a printing shop manager and an office worker, David is the youngest of three siblings. Since birth, he has been living in Audregnies, a small rural village close to the French border. Although David acquired the use of spoken language very late, he has always been able to make himself understood by reproducing with surprising realism the sound of things, in particular of motorized vehicles or by using illustrations in his books. His prime interests are video games, war scenes and car racing. Houis produces in series and works daily at a sheltered workshop.