Born on 30 September 1958 in Damery, in Marne, Thierry Robin learnt about cartoons in a course at the School of Fine Arts and Architecture in Reims, before cutting his teeth in graphics on Djin, Triolo and Mikado.
Earning a living, like many others, from advertising work, he published his first book with Rackham in 1990 ("Crève, le Malin!]") and saw it nominated among the "Essentials" identified by the Salon International d'Angoulême. This eminent distinction opened up for him the doors of Éditions Delcourt, where he wrote the saga "Rouge de Chine [China Red]", four volumes of heroic fantasy with a touch of poetic realism. Since then he has brought to life the mystical and fantastical adventures of "Koblenz", a new character.
In collaboration with Yann, he started on a Hans Christian Andersen story for the first volume of "Sales petits contes" for the Humour Libre collection: "Le Vilain petit phoque".
Over the years he has created his own graphic style, extremely dynamic in his page layouts and very imaginative with his colours. Selected by the French Post Office, he has designed a stamp for the PTT and has since illustrated each end-of-year campaign for this service. His character "Petit Père Noël" even became the hero of a new, completely silent cartoon series in 2000. With Trondheim writing the scripts, he was thereby reviving the genre of the family cartoon.