Lourdel was a comics artist of the French alternative comics scene of the 1970s. He published in magazines like Circus, BD, and Métal Hurlant. In 1979, his stories were collected in the book 'Quelques Histoires comme ça en Passant' by Ed. Oeuil de Boeuf. In 1981, he published 'Menu à 5.50' with Ed. Artefact.