Cartoonist, graphic artist.
He was born on January 5, 1956 in the city of Alajuela, Costa Rica.
In 1988 he graduated from the graphic department of the Institute in Costa Rica.
He worked in magazines as a designer, illustrator and cartoonist.
He published his first cartoon in 1983 in the newspaper Contrapunto.
He participated in more than 300 international cartoon contests and made 3 solo exhibitions in Costa Rica (1978, 1993, 2014).
As a member of the La Zarigüeya group, he exhibited at the Caricature Museum in Mexico City in 1994, and also participated in meetings of caricaturists of the Caribbean in 2011-2012 in Quintana Roo, Mexico.
Laureate of more than 27 international cartoon contests and published three books: Humorous Anthology (1981) Humor Eco-ilogico (1994) and The La Zarigüeya Humor Graphic (1997).
He was one of the founders of the group La Pluma Sonriente (1981) and the Association of Cartoonists La Zarigüeya (1988).
He taught caricatures at the Children’s Museum (1997-2005), and then at the University of Costa Rica (1997-2002).
Graphic designer and illustrator MEC-ICER, Costa Rica.
He has been awarded in Germany: 1989 prize, Exile / 1991, prize, Exile, / 1992, prize, EPD,
Switzerland, Third prize SCDO 1996,
Japan, Honorable Mention Humor Photo Saitama 2003,
Israel, 2004, UNESCO Award / 2006, / First Prize Haifa Int Cartoon Contest,
Serbia, Third Prize ZIKISON 2006,
China, 2006 Bronze Prize FCW / 2007 Success Award, FCW,
China, Excellent Prize, Red Man Art,
Syria, 2008, Special Prize SYRIACARTOON,
Turkey, 2007, First Prize TEMA,
Macedonia, 2008 Diploma Awarded / 2010 Diploma Awarded, Strumica,
Brazil, 2008 Honorable Mention / 2013 Honorable Mention 1a Bienal Internacional da Caricatura,
Nepal 2008 Honorable Mention, HIMAL,
Italy 2010 Menzione Speciale, XV GALLARATE,
Cuba 2011, First Prize, 17 – Bienal Los Baños,
Argentina 2011, First Prize, 1IS11 Fuseres / 2011, Third Prize, DIOGENES TABORDA,
Romania, 2011, Honorable Mention Prize, Bucovina,
Korea, 2011, Best Cartoon Prize DICACO, / 2012, Best Cartoon Prize, DICACO,
Mexico, 2013, Mención de Honor, Ciudad de las Ideas,
Colombia 2014, Mención de Honor, CARTOON RENDON,
Colombia 2014, 4-Mención de Honor, 1-NOTICARTUN.
Reference: BEC (the Big Encyclopedia of Caricature), 2017