(b. 25/5/1954, France) Yannick Le Pennetier, better known as Yann, began his career as an artist, but soon became one of France's most popular scenario-writers. After spending several years in Brittany, he moved to Brussels. After working in the advertising and architecture fields, his earliest comics work appeared in the "Carte Blance" section of Spirou in 1974. He then went to work for Curiositiy magazine for a while, but returned in Spirou to begin a fruitful collaboration with Didier Conrad. They became infamous for their satirical illustrations on the tops of the pages, and most notably, their 'Les Innomables' series in 1980. This adult series didn't fit in the juvenile atmosphere of the magazine, which led to the comic's disappearance in 1983.Yann and Conrad then transferred to Glénat publishers, where they began 'Bob Marone' in Circus, a parody on the famous 'Bob Morane' character by Henri Vernes. Around this time, Yann began focusing more and more on the scriptwriting, leaving the artwork to others. After breaking up with Conrad, Yann began several new collaborations from 1985, such as with Frank Le Gall ('Yoyo' and an episode of 'Théodore Poussin'), Marc Hardy ('La Patrouille des Libellules' and the hooker gag series 'Lolo et Sucette'), Yslaire ('Sambre' under the pseudonym Balac), Philippe Bercovici ('Leonid et Spoutnika'), François Avril ('François Boyard et Dominique Coudecoeur') and Yves Chaland (several episodes of 'Freddy Lombard'). He took over the scriptwriting of the revived 'Marsupilami' strip from Greg (art by André Franquin and Batem). He also relaunched Raymond Macherot's 'Chaminou' character with Denis Bodart in 1989.Other collaborations include Olivier Neuray, Édith, Laurent Verron, Fabrice Lamy, Philippe Berthet, Fabrice Tarrin, Simon Léturgie, Eduardo Garzon, Olivier Wozniak, and Louis Joos. With René Hausmann, he created the poetic comics 'Les Trois Cheveux Blancs' and 'Le Prince des Écureuils' in the Aire Libre collection of Dupuis. He teamed up with Conrad again 1994 to revive the 'Innomables' series in 1994, this time at Dargaud. Together, they also created the 'Lucky Luke' spin-off 'Kid Lucky' under the collective pseudonym Pearce and written by Jean Léturgie. Later on, Pearce and Léturgie also began the juvenile western comic 'Cotton Kid'.