While studying mathematics from 1991, Iwan Lépingle made long travels to Asia. At the same time, he also cooperated on a comics fanzine in Orléans. After getting his degree in 1997, Lépingle moved to Marocco to become a teacher there. He became a teacher in Blois in 1999. He created his first comic album in 2002, 'Kizilkum', that appeared in the collection Tohu Bohu at Les Humanoïdes Associés.