Emem was born in 1977 in a little village in Normandy (France). When he started reading, he discovered French-Belgian "bandes dessinées" and other kinds of comics. He is a self-taught storyteller. At the beginning of 2000, he participated in a few collective comics projects, where he met Mathieu Gabella. They would go on to co-create the series "Idole" (Delcourt, 2005). In 2013, Emem illustrated volume 13 of "Jour J" (Delcourt) for scriptwriters Fred Duval, Fred Blanchard and Jean-Pierre Pécaud. In 2018, he joined back up with Duval and Blanchard for "Renaissance" (Dargaud; Europe Comics in English), a science fiction series.