Jorge Silva Quezada was a Chilean comics artist, cartoonist and painter, who is also known under his signature Palooka. Born and raised in Antofagasta, he worked for the Chile Exploration Company for 12 years. In his native city, he worked as a caricaturist and comics artist for the satirical magazine El Pollo Tejeda. For this magazine, he created 'Mentolato'. By 1949, he moved to Santiago, where he commenced working as a press artist for dailies like La Hora and La Tercera. After a heavy illness in the 1960s, he returned to the field in 1967, heading his own Agencia Publicitaria Palooka until 1978. In the 1970s, he was also present in the juvenile section of La Prensa with cartoons and the series 'Las Aventuras de Fuepito'.