Jean-Marie Michaud's first comic was published in his school paper when he was only ten years old. From that moment, Michaud wanted to be a comic artist. In 1990, he quit his formal education and decided to approach some publishers. Dargaud was interested, and published his series 'Le Pays Mirroir' in the Génération Dargaud collection. The scenario of this series was written by Claude Carré, who also wrote Michaud's other series, 'De Profundis' and 'Le Principe de l'Enfer'.