Born in Périgueux, Dordogne, David Nouhaud met future comics writer Nicolas Jarry in high school. They began working on a comics project together, but it didn't work out. He followed technical studies and then went to study Optometrics in Paris. He then as an opticien for two years, when he picked up his old comics project with Jarry again. The first album about the demon detective 'Maxime Murène' was published by Delcourt in 2005.