Born in the suburbs of Paris, Téhem moved to the isle of Réunion at age 5. He lived there until he was 15, when he moved back to the city to start an artistic education. He became a teacher in plastic arts and returned to the isle. Besides his work as a teacher, Téhem started drawing comics and cooperated on the Le Cri du Margouillat magazine. His comic series 'Tiburce' appeared at publisher Le Centre du Monde. The 'Malika Secouss' series appears in the magazine Tchô!. This gag series, which is a mixture of humor, tenderness and accusation, is published in books in the Humour collection of Glénat publishers. Also for Tchô!, Tehem makes 'Lovely Planet', a silent gag strip about a backpack tourist and a comical cartoon guide to the world in one.