Cristian González, also known as Chaman or Chamakoso, was born in Santiago of Chile. He started working as a comic artist when he was 16, making some comic strips for a weekly magazine in El Salvador. In 1994 he returned to Santiago, where he studied Graphic Design at the University of Chile. From that time, he has been working as an illustrator and with the help of Diego Jourdan he returned to the comic business in 2002.
González has worked as a professional artist for companies such Mirage Group, Blue Dream Studios, Mongoose Publishing, Alias Entertainment, China Youth Publishing Group and Zoo Publishing among others. He is known specially for his collaboration on 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' and his illustrations for Chilean collectible card games.