Patrick Marty was born in 1963 in Bergerac, France. He studied at the University of Bordeaux where he divided his time between technical studies in the Fine Arts and teaching writing at the Faculty of Arts and Art History. But his love of cinema, his growing interest in audiovisual media and his meetings with young filmmakers from the region prompted him to leave graphic design for film. He has worked as a writer, director, and producer of short films; as an assistant director; and then as a director for French television. His exposure to China and its culture as well as his love of graphic novels gave rise in 2009 to Judge Bao. He is also involved in other publishing projects, such as La Balade de Yaga as artistic director, and L’Ombre de Shanghai as a co-writer.