Philippe Thirault was born in Paris in 1967.
He spent five years at Sciences Po, 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, Hémoglobine Blues, and Heureux les imbéciles — were published by Le Serpent à Plumes, and Miss, a comics series written in collaboration with Marc Riou and Mark Vigouroux, was published by Les Humanoides Associés.
Unrivalled as a writer of dialogue, he is equally happy writing novels and comics, whether crime fiction (Agence Interpol: Mexico, Dupuis; Europe Comics in English), westerns (Mille visages and Lucy, written with Marc Malès), social satire (Mes voisins sont formidables and Vider la corbeille, with Gnaedig), or even religious epics (Le rêve de Jérusalem, Dupuis; The Dream of Jerusalem, Europe Comics).