Jean-Pierre Autheman made his comics debut in 1972 with the self-published 'Mémoires d'un Gardien de Phare'. In the next few years, he concentrated on short pieces for the magazines Charlie Mensuel and Écho des Savanes, before embarking on his own series, 'Condor'. Autheman handed over the artwork to Dominique Rousseau later on, while he still kept writing the scenarios. In the early 1980s, he created 'Les Sirènes de Balarin' for Glénat and 'Les Déserteurs' in Pilote.
After several short stories, Autheman took on the 'Vic Valence' series in Circus in 1985. He also wrote the Middle-Age comic 'Le Voyage du Bateleur for Jean-Paul Dethorey, which was published in Vécu. Years later, he cooperated with Dethorey again, when he wrote 'La Passage de Vénus' for Dupuis' Air Libre collction. Ever since the early nineties, Autheman has told intimate book-length stories with a distinctive, efficient style, in the albums 'Le Filet de Saint-Pierre' (1992), 'Places des Hommes' (1993) and 'Exotissimo' (1997), among others. At the same time, he drew erotic gags for L'Écho des Savanes. In 1999, Autheman became a regular contributor to Fluide Glacial with the series 'Zip Zap'.