Juan Lopez Fernandez, better known as Jan, is one of the most popular Spanish comics artists, famous for the creation of the superhero 'Superlópez'. He worked in a metal factory in 1955, and the went to work in the Macián animation studios in Barcelona a year later. He drew his first comic, 'Yumbo' in Gerpla. In 1959, Jan emigrated to Cuba, where he worked for the Cuban television and the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art. He also continued to draw comics. He drew for the juvenile magazines Semanario Mella and El Pionera, as well as newspaper supplements.
After ten years in Cuba, Jan returned to Spain, where he began a long collaboration with the Bruguera publishing house. He created numerous comics for many of the publisher's magazines, such as 'Doroteo', 'Felipe Gafe', 'Don Viriato'. For Trinca, he made 'El Ultimo Vampiro' and 'Don Juan Poca Cosa', for Gaceta Junior, he produced 'Los Hermanos Rengifo', 'Lucas, el Maldito', 'Virgilio y Katakrak' and 'Sicodelic Hood', and for Strong, he created 'Don Talarico' and 'Lucas y Silvio'. He also illustrated promotional material with Hanna-Barbera and other licensed characters.
But his best-known creation is the superhero comic 'Superlopez', which was also published in a series of albums. Jan has additionally contributed to Cole-Cole, Pulgarcito, Jauja ('Lurgk de Purk', 'Cab Halloloco', 'Los Últimos de Villapiños'), Al Ataque, and El Chou (using the pseudonym Pikagoras), and has made albums like 'Superiotibus' (Ediciones Forum) and 'Lascivia' (Norma). For Pulgarcito, he has developed the title character in 1982. His son Juanjo is also a comic artist.