Vyacheslav Vyacheslavovich Sysoev was born on October 30, 1937 in Moscow. He did not get vocational art education. Till 1975 he worked as a model maker in an art workshop. From 1975 he participated as a caricaturist in informal uncensored exhibitions in Moscow and Leningrad. From 1976 his drawings came to be published in the West. The year 1983 saw the publication of the artist’s first album in Paris.
In 1978 Vyacheslav Sysoyev a criminal case was brought against and he was hiding for a few years. In 1983 he was arrested and sentenced to two years of prison camps under the article “pornography distribution”. The artist was released from prison in 1985.