Born in Paris, Christian Mathelot began his comics career in 1941 at the Éditions Mondiales, and later, in 1946, at Éditions Marcel Daubin. He has worked for the magazines published by Marijac most of his career. In Coq Hardi, he illustrated episodes of 'Colonel X' with scripts by Marijac and a comic adaptation of Pierre Clostermann's autobiographical novel 'Le Grand Cirque'.
Le Raid Alaska-Terre de Feu (Coq Hardi #157, 1953)
In the magazine Mireille, he took over the artwork of 'L'Orpheline du Cirque' from Pierre Le Guen (also with scripts by Marijac). In addition, he drew 'Lili Hôtesse de l'Air' and 'L'Étoile du Cirque' in Frimousse. For Samedi-Jeunesse, he made 'Alerte à la Terre' (1958), 'Le Fils du Boucanier', 'Choucas l'Homme des Abîmes' (1959), 'Raid Alaska-Terre de Feu' (1960).