Alain Bouillon studied at the School of Fine Arts in his native town Lyon. Afterwards, he went to work as a decorator and letterer. He debuted as a press illustrator in Paris-Match and Lui in 1965. He subsequetly drew for Le Nouveau Candide, Noir et Blanc and La Vie du Rail. For Tintin, he made the comic 'Les Gribouillons' in 1967. This strip was later continued in Lyon Poche. He was also present in Record with 'Tortax' (1971) and 'Gazoual' (1972). The latter was distributed by Intermonde Presse to several other publications from 1977. Several of Dubouillon's works have been collected in albums, such as 'Tortax - Le Trésor du Marais Vert' (Dargaud, 1974), 'Rue Désirée' (Lyon Poche, 1975), 'Le Mondial vu par Dubouillon' (Glénat, 1982), 'Les Gribouillons de Dubouillon' (Reynaud, 1984) and 'Du Foot' (Glénat, 1998).