After finishing his studies at the School of Fine Arts in Reims, Thierry Robin published his first illustrations and comics in the magazines Triolo and Mikado. While working in advertising art, he produced his first album, 'Crève le Malin', which was published by Rackham in 1990 and nominated at the famous Angoulême comics festival. Between 1991 and 1996, he worked on his poetic series 'Rouge de Chine', which was published by Delcourt.
In 1997, he collaborated with Yann on the collective album 'Sales Petits Contes' for Dupuis' Humour Libre collection. A year later, he created 'La Teigne' in the collection Tohu-Bohu of Les Humanoïdes Associés. In 1999 he launched the 'Koblenz' series at Delcourt, and also teamed up with Lewis Trondheim to create 'Petit Pere Noel', a silent comic about Santa Claus in Spirou magazine.