Allan Barte was raised in Seine et Marne by a mother from Brittany and a Vietnamese father. Despite an early interest in comics, he obtained an Undergraduate Degree in Law and a Mastership in Political Science. In 2005, he started publishing his comic 'Le Journal du Lutin', the diary of the eight-year old Victor, on his blog.
He was contacted by Lewis Trondheim, who published this comic in two books in his Shampooing collection at Delcourt in 2006 and 2007. Barte was subsequently present in the magazines Spirou and L'Écho des Savanes. He also published the mini-comic 'Loup y es-tu?' (Danger Public, 2006), the political fiction comic 'Napalm Never' (Gallimard, 2014) and 'Allan Barte contre les Zombies' (Vraoum, 2015).
He is also a writer for the TV series based on the comics 'OVNI' (by Parme and Trondheim) and 'Nina Patalo' (by Lisa Mandel). He has been filling a Tumblr account with drawings based Hollywood clichés, that have also been collected in books by Éditions Jungle. In addition to comic artists like Trondheim and Emmanuel Larcenet, Barte ranks the classic Italian painter from the Renaissance among his inspirations.