Bornin Aurillac, Lionel Marty studied applied arts and began his career illustrating for roleplaying games. His career in comics started in 1998, when he settled in Angers and joined the atelier La Boîte qui fait Beuh. He teamed up with studio member and writer Eric Omond and began the 'Mort Linden' series at Delcourt in 2000. Three books were published by Delcourt until 2004. In 2007 Marty teamed up with Philippe Thirault to create 'Le Rêve de Jérusalem' in the collection Empreinte(s) of the publishing house Dupuis.