Jean Cabut, who uses the pseudonym Cabu, studied art in Paris and published his first work in L'Union magazine in 1954. He served in the Army during the Algerian Civil War, and during this time, he drew for the army newspaper, Bled. In 1960, he made his entrance in Hara-Kiri, and two years later, in Pilote magazine. Here, Cabu developed the character of Duduche, who appeared in a series of strips based on his college memories. This comic ran in Pilote until 1972, then moved to Charlie Hebdo and Charlie Mensuel.
Also in Pilote, Cabu started a collaboration with René Goscinny, with whom he made 'Potachologie Illustrée' and the section 'Ce Qu'il Ne Faut Pas Faire...'. At the end of the seventies, he began working for publisher Le Square, and created a series of satirical comics on French society ('Mon Beauf', 1976, 'La France des Beaufs', 1979) and manipulation through advertising ('Votez Mère Denis', 1981).
An accomplished caricaturist and political cartoonist, Cabu's work appears in numerous magazines and newspapers (Ici-Paris, Rock and Folk, Candide, France-Soir, Le Figaro), and in various satirical albums published by Albin Michel. In 1982, he started to contribute frequently to Le Canard Enchaîné. Eight years later, he worked of La Grosse Bertha, and from 1992, for the new Charlie Hebdo. In addition, Cabu works for television, among others on 'Récré A 2' wth Dorothée and 'Droit de Réponse' with Michel Polac.