Born in Rouen, Stéphane Boutel began his career in comics by contributing to the collective albums 'La Cour des Grands' part 1 and 2. He then published his first solo album, 'Histoire du Château de Versailles', at Le Téménaire. In 2000, he succeeded Jean-Marc and Eric Stalner in drawing the series 'Le Boche', written by Daniel Bardet at Glénat. With Thierry Mattera, he made 'Destins Croisés' in the collection Grafica from 2004. He also participated in 'Chansons de Boris Vian en BD' at the publishing house Pétit à Pétit.