Jean-Pierre Autheman is a comic strip author born on December 17, 1946 and died on October 26, 2020 in Arles. After studying architecture and literature, Jean-Pierre Autheman decided to do comics in 1972 and self-published Memoirs of a lighthouse keeper. In 1975, he placed his comics as well as short stories in Charlie Mensuel and L'Echo des Savanes. In 1978, he published his first solo story: Escale à Nacaro, which marks the beginning of the Condor's adventures. He hosted the series Les Déserteurs in the magazine Pilote from 1981 to 1983 then, in 1984, he continued his career with Les Sirènes de Balarin. A prolific author, he designed and scripted the series Vic Valence, volume 1 of which received the best album in Angoulême. The same year, he wrote Le Voyage du bateleur for Dethorey's drawing. After Le Pet du diable, La Passe du penchot, Place des hommes, Exotissimo and Le Filet de Saint-Pierre, he published Les Nanas in 1998. Between 2001 and 2006, Glénat editions published the four opuses of its most recent series, Zambada, produced with Maltaite in the drawing. His latest book, published in 2019 by Glénat, takes up part of his work in the integral At the crossroads of destiny: five thrillers around the world. During his last years, Jean-Pierre Autheman took part in Arles life, notably by producing comic chronicles for Provence and by teaching students at the Mopa school specializing in animation. Through his sense of dialogue and his minimalist drawing, Jean-Pierre Autheman will forever remain a character apart in the world of comics.