Luis Royo was born in Cutanda, Teruel (Spain) - when he came of age, he studied drawing, art and design
During the seventies he worked in several design studios while focussing on his painting. He took part in various joint exhibitions and his work was shown in individual exhibitions in different cities in Spain.
His interests expanded into comics and by the early eighties he was published internationally in such magazines as 1984, Comic International, Rambala and occasionally, El Vibora and Heavy Metal. Much of his art can be found in online comic books and other media.
In 1983 he began a longstanding relationship with Norma Editorial and devoted himself to illustration, quickly becoming a predominant force in the fantasy and sci/fi fields.