French comic artist Pierre Wininger was born in Sain-Mandé. He worked as a modelmaker in the advertising field, before turning to comics. His first comic was a short story for Charlie Mensuel in 1976, and in that same year he created the Tardiesque series 'Victor Billetdoux' in Circus. Three books were published by Glénat between 1978 and 1982. He briefly worked for Trio with Maric, before making 'Le Jardin Sanglant' with Henri Filippini for Pilote. This story was published in book format by Dargaud in 1979. He then produced 'Nicéphore Vaucanson' for Okapi (three books by Bayard, 1981-1984), and worked as an illustrator for Hachette.
In 1987 he created 'Terminus Crusoé' for Circus and 'Les Ailes du Rêve' for Air France. From that same year, he made a great many comic adaptations of literary classics for Je Bouquine, including stories by Oscar Wilde, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Honoré de Balzac, Mary Shelley, Daphné du Maurier and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. He disappeared from the comics radar for a long time, and returned in 2003 with the comic story 'Les Miroirs du Temps' in cooperation with Marie-Charlotte Delmas for the collection La Loge Noire' by Glénat. Pierre Wininger passed away in December 2013 at the age of 63.