Léa Mazé grew up in Brittany, France, and studied animation at the Ecole Estienne in Paris. Then, almost by accident, she came across a course on comics. There, as she says, she "fell in love, finding in comics a childhood pleasure." She decided to continue down that path, obtaining a degree in illustration. Her first complete work was "Nora" in 2015 (published by La Gouttière), followed by "Elma, une vie d'ours" (Dargaud; "Elma – A Bear's Life," Europe Comics), alongside Ingrid Chabbert, marking her as an up-and-coming comics artist.