Jean-Claude Gal was a comic artist who mainly worked for Métal Hurlant and Les Humanoïdes Associés. Born in Digne, he began his career as a drawing teacher near Paris. In 1972 and 1973, he made his first short stories for Pilote. He was present in the first issue of Métal Hurlant with the heroic fantasy comic 'Les Armées du Conquérant', that he made in cooperation with writer Jean-Pierre Dionnet. A book collection was published in 1977. Gal continued to draw several short stories for Métal Hurlant, and in 1981, his book 'L'Aigle de Rome', containing a comic he created about ten years earlier, was published.