Jean-Claude Pertuzé is a French illustrator, comics and advertising artist. He studied at the School of Fine Arts in Toulouse. He began his career at an advertising agency and a printing firm, before he turned to freelance illustrating for advertisements and the press. As a comics artist, he is mainly the author of stories about tales and legends from the South-West of France and the Pyrenees. He started out with 'Contes de Gascogne', which he self-published in 1977. He then made a series of albums with publisher Loubatières, such as 'Galipettes' (three volumes), 'L'Apôtre Zéro' and 'Chants de Pyrène'. He cooperates with Frédéric Lizak for the magazine Tournesol.