Parisian comic artist Frank Margerin studied Applied Arts, and joined Denis Sire's band 'Los Crados' as a drummer. By 1975 he was looking for a job in publishing or illustrating, and he was invited by Jean-Pierre Dionnet to publish his first comics in the magazine Métal Hurlant. His first story was the sci-fi parody 'Simone et Léon', and it was followed by several others, that were later collected in the book 'Frank Margerin présente' in 1978. In 1978 he illustrated 22 pantomime comic strips that came with Malabar chewing gum, as well as 19 pages of advertising comics and 4 postcards, in succession of Philippe Poncet de la Grave. He also did contributions to the monthly humor magazine Rigolo in 1983-84.
Additionally, Margerin created 'Albert et Mauricette' for the weekly supplement of Matin de Paris in 1982, and two years later, 'Skoup et Max Flash', the comic adventures of two journalists, created in cooperation with Phil Casoar for Zoulou. Margerin also worked as an illustrator for magazines like Nitro, Moto-Revue, Je Bouquine, Phosphore, Okapi, Astrapi and Playboy.
Margerin's main character is Lucien - a gentle rocker with a big nose, who made his first appearance in 1979. Initially appearing in stories with a character called Ricky, Margerin made comical observations of the life of suburban French rockers in the 1970s and 1980s. The 'Lucien' albums were published by Les Humanoïdes Associés until Margerin moved over to Fluide Glacial in 2008. The author could use his own experiences from rock 'n' roll life, since he himself was a member of Denis Sire's band Dennis' Twist, that consisted of authors from the Humanoïdes label.
In 1989, he worked on an animation series about the adventures of Manu, which was broadcasted on TV in 1990. Together with Alteau, he has also adapted Manu to comics for Les Humanoïdes Associés. Together with 20 other comic artists (Zep, Ptiluc,Yslaire, Cosey, Philippe Vuillemin, Milo Manara, Loustal, Gilbert Shelton, Max Cabanes, Dupuy & Berberian, François Boucq, Gérald Poussin, Thomas Ott, Frank Pé, Frank Le Gall, Riff Reb's, Eric Buche, Enrico Marini and Valott) he illustrated a record single for the project '20 Vraies Fausses Pochettes De Disque Par 20 Vrais Dessinateurs de BD' (1995). Margerin chose for a song by Jango Edwards.
Besides his work as a comics author, Margerin was employed as chief of the collective albums published by Les Humanoïdes, grouped under the collection name 'Frank Margerin Presente...'. Other work by Margerin include 'Momo le Coursier' in L'Écho des Savanes, and independent albums like 'Un Enfoiré et Quelques Connards' (Ed. Crapule), 'Y a Plus de Jeunesse' (Ed. Albin Michel) and 'Le Guide du Surf' and 'Le Guide de la Plage' (Ed. La Sirène). In 2012 he launched a new series in Fluide Glacial with Marc Cuadrado, called 'Je veux une Harley'.