The younger brother of Bruno Ricard, Sylvain Ricard is a French comic book writer. In 2001 he met artist Christophe Gaultier, whom he created his first three books with. After being a research scientist for nearly twenty years, he abandoned that career in 2008 to fully devote himself to comics. He was recognized three times by the Angouleme festival in 2003, 2004 and 2005, for his first two books. In 2013, he wrote two books about the Black Panthers, under the title Motherfucker, created with William Martinez. He began a fruitful collaboration with Christophe Gaultier on Banquise in 2003, Kuklös in 2004, as well as the series Le Cirque Aléatoire, and they both teamed up with Jean-David Morvan for Guerres Civiles between 2006-2008.