Jean Bastide was born in Aldi. He studied in France before heading to Brussels, Belgium, to enroll at the Saint-Luc Art Institute in 2004. His first break in the field of comics was working with Bernard Yslaire and Vincent Mézil on the 'Hugo & Iris' installments in the 'La Guerre des Sambre' collection between 2005 and 2009. He then teamed up with Robin Recht to create a trilogy based on Victor Hugo's 'Notre Dame de Paris' novel. The first book was published by Glénat in 2012, the second in 2014. In a completely different style, he made an album of 'Boule et Bill' with writer Christophe Cazenove in 2016, when main author Laurent Verron took a break from the classic family gag comic, which was created by Jean Roba in the 1950s. Bastide furthermore serves as a colorist on several series for Glénat, Dargaud and Soleil.