Los Tres, collective name for Cristina García Martin, Klink and Luis Mendo, work full time as designers but when they should be sleeping they make comics. On a garden party in Amsterdam in 1999 they decided they should start a fully independent comic. Luis' and Cristina's Spanish cultural comic heritage and Klink's Dutch "polder-mentality" resulted in the first issue after just a few months. They have published several of their own 'Los Tres' comics since then and work on a number of small projects in between publications.
Cristina García Martin (Spain, 1974): "It's been said I draw like a chicken, but I ain't no CHICKEN! It's also been said I write like Japanese cinema, but SAYONARA is all I can say."
Klink (The Netherlands, 1974) thinks he's best described by one of his former best friends who said: "A big bald guy with one eye black, violent, pornographic and skinhead and the other pink, childish, surprised and fearful."
Luis Mendo (Salamanca, Spain - 24/11/1969): Father in the morning, art director in the afternoon, husband in the evenings and cartoonist at night.
The Legend of Los Tres according to Los Tres:
"Los Tres came to be on a curious day, when it was particularly chilly in the Netherregions of Hell and there were pigs spotted flying across the western part of Europe. The legend goes the three were put in a basket and set in the river Tiber. After many adventures in which they slayed the Great Frog of Paris and conquered the mighty Mongroll of Montfoort they drifted into the city they still call their home today: Amsterdam. Here they were hailed as the Salvation, the Lord's Promise and as a possible good mambo quartet (with their trusty dog Pepe on drums). But modest as they are, they denounced their rightful claim to the Throne of Humankind and started making comics because, well, you gotta do sum'thin'!"