Darvil graduated in Fine Arts in Marseille. He teamed up with the scenarist Eriamel in 1992, and drew the first album of the historical series 'Moi Svein, Compagnon d'Hasting' for the publishing house Assor BD. The graphical part of the series was later continued by Jean-Marie Woehrel. Darvil and Eriamel continued their collaboration with the creation of 'L'Epte, des Vikings aux Plantagenêts', another historical series for the same publisher. Darvil is also a painter and illustrator.