Fernando GŁell got his artistic talent from his mother, who was an illustrator. He studied at the art academy, and became a freelance artist in 1977. He did illustration work for books, toys and advertisements. He drew comics for the Danish Disney publisher Egmont from 1981 to 1986, using a variety of characters, such as 'Donald Duck', 'Hiawatha', 'Mickey Mouse' and 'Winnie the Pooh', initially through Bardon Art and later Selecciones. He has also worked at the art department of Disneyland Paris. In 2000, GŁell became parttime art director at Egmont, while also illustrating stories and gags with movie characters like 'Timon & Pumba', 'Junglebook', '101 Dalmatians', mostly scripted by Per Hedman.