Jean-Claude Claeys was born in Paris. After some advertising work, he focused on making comics in 1975. Claeys draws his influences from American cinema of the forties and fifties. He uses a hyper-realistic style in black and white, reworking from photographs, which gives his oeuvre a dark mood. Claeys also works as a cover artist for the crime collection of the Néo publishing house, as well as Hitchcock Magazine.