Colonel Moutarde is a Paris-based comic artist and illustrator for mainly children's publications and advertisements. She was born in Guérande, and studied arts in Nantes for two years. Assuming her penname from a Cluedo character, she published her earliest work in fanzines like Jade and Le Goinfre, before becoming a fulltime artist in 2000. She draws inspiration from artists like Dupuy & Berberian, Fabrice Parme and Petit-Roulet, and from her two children. Her illustrations have appeared in several French magazines, from Madame Figaro to Moves & Travaux and from Les Inrockuptibles to Marie-Claire and Cosmopolitan. She has also made many drawings for advertisements (Hôtel Meurice, Primagaz, Nivéa, etc.) and fashion publications.