Javier Olivares was born in Madrid in 1964. An illustrator and cartoonist, he started the journal Madriz in the ’80s, and since then has contributed work to numerous magazines like El País Semanal and newspapers like El Mundo, as well as illustrating books both for children and adults. Among his best known comic books are Cuentos de la estrella legumbre [Stories from the Legume Star] (2005), La caja negra [The Black Box] (2001), Las crónicas de Ono y Hop [The Chronicles of Ono and Hop] (2007) and El extraño caso del doctor Jekyll y mister Hyde [The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde] (2009), this last one with a script by Santiago García, as well as his most recent graphic novel Las meninas (2014), which has been translated into French. It also won the National Comic Award. The comic Finland, which is included in Spanish Fever. Stories from the New Spanish Cartoonists was adapted from an original story by Argentine author Hernán Casciari.