Alain Goutal was born in Bourges on 30 September 1948, the son of a Breton father and a Berry mother. He lives in Brittany.
A protean author, (Comic strips, illustrations, press drawings, posters, TV clips, exhibitions), he is also the co-founder of Quai des Bulles, the St Malo Comic Strip and Projected Image Festival, which he co-organised for 17 years. He collaborates to many periodicals including Pilote, Frilouz, Je lis des histoires vraies, Nitassinan, le Canard de Nantes à Brest, Oxygène, Cinémaction, Greenpeace, Bretagne Actuelle, Bretagne Magazine, L’Hebdo by Michel Field (Canal +) and the Grand Forum by Philippe Gildas (Canal +), Médiapart, Dilhad Sul, L’Express, Symbiose, Le Lien.
He has published nearly thirty albums and several books in collaboration with children or adults, following writing and illustration workshops, including recently, Présences, Panier de Crabes, Carabistouilles, Saint Malo and Penses-tu? Pense-tu ! published by YIL, and the KB, by Hervé Bellec, published by DIALOGUES.