Curd Ridel was born in Africa, but settled in Paris in 1979. He presented his first comics in Les Vacheries de Corinne & Jeannot and Footy. In 1983, he created 'Tahoré, le petit Tahitien' with text by Pierre-Yves Gabrion in Fripounet. He worked for the magazine Pif for a while, where he drew several episodes of the title comic, as well as the series 'Radio Kids' with text by Jacques Lelièvre.
During the nineties, he worked on several titles, such as 'Tandori' (with Scotch Arleston, 1992), 'Rigoletto Loustic' (with Téhy, 1995) and 'Angèle et René' (1997). He also took over 'Le Gowap' from Midam in Hello Bédé (text by Mythic).
He has also done short stories and illustrations in Spirou, Le Journal de Mickey, Bambi, Chut! and Rik et Rok, the free magazine of the Auchan department stores. Ridel has furthermore designed several "Malabarbouilles", labels for the chewing-gum brand Malabar. As a writer, he started 'Django Renard' with artist Dav at Bamboo and 'Tuff et Koala' with Philippe Fenech at Soleil.