Christophe Arleston was born in Aix-en-Provence, France. He is a French comics writer and editor. He has also worked as "Scotch Arleston".
In his early childhood, Christophe Arleston lived in Madagascar, Macon and Paris before returning to Aix-en-Provence. He studied journalism at Marseille. He started his career by working as a journalist and later in communications. He started writing radio drama for France Inter.
In 1992 he started writing comic book scenes for Soleil Productions. In 1994 he published Lanfeust of Troy. In 1998 he created Lanfeust Mag, a monthly comic strip.
In 2010, he was the bestselling comics author in France, with 1.5 million albums sold that year. Between 1980 and 2010, he was estimated to have sold 12 million albums.