Philippe Thirault was born in Paris in 1967. He spent five years at France's leading institution for the study of political sciences, but left without obtaining a degree.
It was clear that he was going to be a writer. Several novels - "Lucy", "Hmoglobine Blues", and "Heureux les imbciles" - were published by Le Serpent Plumes, and "Miss", a cartoon series written in collaboration with Marc Riou and Mark Vigouroux, was published by Les Humanoides Associs. Unrivalled as a writer of dialogue, he was equally happy writing novels or cartoon strips, whether dark detective story ("Miss"), western ("Mille visages" and "Lucy", written with Marc Mals), social satire ("Mes voisins sont formidables" and "Vider la corbeille", with Gnaedig), or heroic fantasy ("La Meute de l'enfer" with Christian Hojgaard).
He is currently working on another western, set in the Klondike, for the "Empreinte(s)" collection, and an epic saga about the Crusades...