Jean-Michel Nicollet is best known as an illustrator, especially for the covers of New editions, Folio Junior Titles and sf. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in his hometown where he meets Jacques Tardi, then those of the Paris school. His professional debut back in 1970 where he provides illustrations for the monthly Him. He continues with some advertising work and the achievement of its first cover for the Gallimard Folio collection. In 1972, the U.S. publisher for Harlin Quist, he designed the iconography of The Tale of Ionesco No. 4. He joined the magazine Heavy Metal in 1977 and undertook dark Affairs, succession of fantastic short stories scripted by Picaret and himself. He signed many covers for various publishers (Neo, Lattes, ...) and produced several books, including The Devil, Lovecraft's Poems, Poems of Howard and Harry Dickson on a text by Marie-Paule and Gérard Vandunthum Dole. He is also coauthor, with Keleck the Root of the universe and Ersatz. He exhibited his pictorial Escale at the gallery in Paris in 1992.
His work, mainly done in acrylic paint, develops the themes of the strange and the supernatural. Nicollet also teaches at the Emile Cohl school in Lyon.

In this section, find his posters and prints.