Jorge Peña is one of Colomia's most popular comic authors, and the creator of well-known characters like 'Makú', 'Tukano' and 'Usted'. As a child, he copied comics pages from popular comic books. He got his artistic education at the National University of Colomba, where he focused in graphical art and advertising design. Peña eventuallly also became a teacher in graphical design. He was editor of the magazine Los Monos, that came with El Espectador magazine. For this magazine, he made among others 'Kike' with scriptwriter Jullián Betancourt, and 'Tukano'.
In 1966, he co-founded the Colombian Graphical Comic Strip Association, and took part in the First Exhibition of National Comics strips in Bogota in 1967. Through this group, he worked for a magazine called Súper Historietas, which lasted for only five issues. Peña drew the tarzanesque 'Makú' strip. Together with Carlos Garzón, he made the 'Galarcá' strip for El Tiempo in the 1970s. During this decade, he also made a series of comic books with 'El Hombre Nuclear' for Universal City Studios Inc. Also, for El Espectador, he created 'Pelin' with Cimpec in 1978. In 1982 came 'Usted', a comical series for Magazín al Día. This character got its own periodical, "Yo, Tú, Usted" in 1989.