Benoît Sokal was born on June 28, 1954 in Brussels, Belgium. He is most famous for his comic strip series Canardo. Sokal originally studied at the École Supérieure des Arts Saint-Luc De Bruxells, an art university in Brussels, where many other modern Belgian comic artists also studied, such as François Schuite, who is currently working with Sokal on a White Birds Productions game.Sokal drew a variety of comics but by far the most popular is the Inspector Canardo series which centres on an anthropomorphic duck who possesses the same characteristics as many classic comics and stories revolving around police inspectors but in a more noir style.
He then went on to create three more comic strips, involving collaborating with François Rivière and Alain Populaire.Sokal worked with game developers at Microïds, creating and subsequently releasing the Syberia series, as well as Amerzone. Microïds later merged with MC2 France to form MC2-Microïds.
He is now working for White Birds Productions who have released Paradise and are currently developing at least one title.