Marc Ratal has been drawing since a young age. A medical student in 1941, he drew his first comic story with the character 'Puck Reporter', called 'Le Trésor de Baron Goudman'. This was followed by a second story in 1942, 'Vers Kaboul'. Both stories were published in books by Editions Campéador. He then left the comics field to focus on the doctor's profession.