Didier Savard began his artistic career, while being an English teacher. He published his first illustrations in Survivre et Vivre and the daily Libération in 1972. A year later, he created his first comic, 'Le Fabuleux Destin d'Auguste Pinochet', also in Libération. In 1979, a collection of his humorous work for magazines like Méfi, Fluide Glacial, Libération and La Gueule Ouverte appeared in the album 'Demain, Ça Ira Encore Mieux!' at Encre Noire. In 1980, he became a regular contributor to L'Écho des Savanes and L'Étudiant. He also made several short stories for Pilote.
Savard radically changed his style in 1982, coming up with Clear Line-inspired graphics in the series 'Dick Hérisson' in Charlie Mensuel. Continuing this style, he collaborated with scenarist Jean-Claude Forest on 'Leonid Beaudragon' in Okapi in 1986. Savard teamed up with scenarist and colorist Sylvie Escudié in 1992, and revived the classic series 'Perlin et Pinpin' (created by Maurice Cuvillier in 1940) in Perlin magazine.