TT Fons had no background in comics. If not for caricature, he trained in the satirical newspaper Le Politicien and joined this weekly in 1982, following the competition organized by the management to recruit new cartoonists. The first winner of this competition from a dozen candidates, he benefited from an internship that year at the Canard Enchaîné newspaper. He worked in this press organ as a cartoonist-editorialist until 1987. His character “Goorgoorlou” became an icon in his country.