Juan Manuel Cicuendez started his comics career in Spain with 'Tres Amigos'. In 1963 he commenced working for Spirou. For this magazine, he created dozens of 'Belles Histoires de l'Oncle Paul' with scenarist Octave Joly until 1980. In the late 1970s and early 1980s his work also appeared in Tintin with the series 'Le Chevalier Noir' and 'Les Mercenaires du Ciel', both on scenarios by Yves Duval. Later, he illustrated the western series 'Tim Taylor' for Semic Press Rodeo pockets.
Les Mercenaires du Ciel
In the 1990s, he began a new phase in his artistic work and career (from there onwards he signed his work with Cic), working on mostly aeronautical themes. He also continued his work on historical comics, with 'Castilla-La Mancha, una Aventura', a 100-page comic about the history, art and architecture of the Spanish region of Castilla-La Mancha. In the new millenium, Cicuéndez has created a comic about the life of 'Don Bosco'.