Alfonso Iglesias López de Vivigo, best known simply as Alfonso, was an artist, painter, humorist and writer, known as the creator of the Asturian characters Pinón, Telva and Pinín. Although he had a degree in science, he chose to pursue an artistic career. He published his early work in the newspapers Región, La Voz de Asturias and La Nueve España. For many years, he drew the adventures of his characters 'Pinón y Telva' and 'Pinín'. Since 1962, he also worked on juvenile programs on Spanish television.