Jacques Arbeau, also known as Jacarbo, debuted in L'Intrépide in 1949, where he illustrated several novels. In 1952 he created his first comic, 'Dop le Chien', in Reflets. From 1954 to 1972, Arbeau worked for various magazines, like Âmes Vaillantes, Record, Fripounet and Tintin, creating various short stories and game pages. At the same time, he made numerous comic adaptations of novels for Paris-Jour.
In 1959, he took over the series 'Brik', from the creators J.K. Melwyn-Nash and Cézard. In 1974, he got a chance to take over another famous series - 'L'Espiègle Lili' -after the death of Gérard Alexandre. He drew for this series until 1986. In 1982 he took over the artwork of yet another famous series, 'Les Pieds Nickelés'.