An avid comic book fan, José-Louis Bocquet created his own fanzine at the age of thirteen. He entered the world of comics an editor for the French publisher Bédérama. In 1983 he joined Humanoïdes Associés as an editor before becoming director of their Humanoids list.
Bocquet has worked with many of major French comics publishers, including Les Humanoïdes Associés, Dupuis, Albin Michel, Glénat, Emmanuel Proust éditions, Casterman, Actes Sud, Flammarion and La Sirène.
Bocquet won the Prix Essentiel and RTL Grand Prix at the Angouleme Festival for KIKI.