Jean-Michel Nicollet took courses at the Art School, where he met Jacques Tardi. He made his debut in 1970, with a few illustrations for the magazine Lui. In 1977, for Métal Hurlant magazine, he made 'Ténébreuses Affaires', a series of short fantastic stories, in collaboration with writer Picaret. Specializing in illustration, he did numerous covers and has exhibitions of his paintings. His work, which is mainly done in acrylic, is characterized by a dark and unnerving style, showing a preference for themes of the supernatural.