After his studies in Fine Arts in Besançon, Jean-Marie Woehrel made his first short stories for the magazines Tintin and Jet, such as 'La Saga d'Erik Randa' (script by Yves Duval), in which he first ventured into the world of Vikings. He also illustrated detective novels for Thriller magazine. In 1994, he participated in the collective album 'Un Jour de Soleil, un Jour de Lumière', and he illustrated a book on Scandinavian mythology. An amateur of ancient and medieval history, Woehrel he began working on the series 'Moi Svein, compagnon d'Hasting' with scriptwriter Eriamel at the publishing house Assor BD in 1999 (the first album of this series was drawn by Darvil).
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