While attending comics courses in his hometown Vincennes, Serge Le Tendre was advised by his teacher, Jean-Claude Méziéres, to abandon his ambitions as and an artist and to focus solely on writing scenarios. In the period 1974-82, he wrote several short stories for Pilote, that were illustrated by artists Dominique Hé, Annie Goetzinger and Michel Rouge. He also wrote scripts for magazines like Mormoil and Tousse-Bourin. In 1975, he started the series 'La Quête de l'Oiseau du Temps' in Rodolphe's magazine Imagine with Régis Loisel. From 1977 he was also present in magazines like Fluide Glacial, Métal Hurlant, Fripounet and Circus with stories in cooperation with Cabanes, Lacaf and Blanc-Dumont.