McBess has been drawing since an early age. His college studies found him studying third dimension art, but his two dimension drawings are also impressive. From France, McBess currently resides in London, where he works for the advertising agency The Mill. McBess is influenced by leather jacket swagger and a rock n' roll attitude you won't find in any other illustrator. His work leaps off the page, and has been compared to the work of the Gorillaz.
McBess is known for working primarily in black and white, which lends even more of a dark aesthetic to the rock and roll experience he creates. His illustrations create a world where old rockers are being chased around by hot young amazon girls with crude sayings tattooed on their bodies, elongated limbs and guitars.
McBess is also in a band called The Dead Pirates with his brother.