Gaston Martineau is a journalist, draftsman and writer, born in 1924. He also used the pseudonyms Gaston Martin, Alain Descarmes and Aldé. Aldé was the key artist of the magazine Le Main Libre from 1946 until the early 1950s. He did political drawings, humorous drawings and comics. His main character was 'M. Mistouflet', who had several adventures from 1946 to 1951. The lay-out of the series was often differing, varying from silent comic, to balloon comic or to text comic. Besides 'Mistouflet', Aldé has briefly drawn the series 'Zodiaque' and 'Don Quichotte'. He later became a press agent at Mutuelles du Mans.