Jochen Gerner studied fine arts in Nancy from 1988 to 1993. After his studies, he began illustrating and published some pages in the collective album Périphéries (L'Association). His first comic was published by L'Association in the collection Patte de Mouche: 'Boîte de Vitesse et Viande en Boîte'. His comics were also published in Les Inrockuptibles, Lapin and Fusée. L'Association published some albums with his comics: 'Court-circuits Géographiques,' 'Politique Étrangère,' (with Lewis Trondheim) and 'Un Temps.' Besides comics, Gerner creates illustrations for magazines and newspapers (Libération, Le Monde, New York Times) and children's books.