Jim Fernandez was one of the most popular illustrators in the Philippines from mid-1950s til the late 1980s. He was a contemporary of Nestor Redondo, Alfredo Alcala, Fred Carrillo, and Amado Castrillo. He teamed up with writers such as Mars Ravelo, Rico Bello Omagap, Pablo S., Gomez, Clodualdo and Del Mundo and others. In the 1960s, he had a regular daily comic strip in The Manila Times, called 'Feathers'. It featured a funny owl who satirizes political issues in the Philippines. In the 1970s, he began to write serialized novels and almost all of them became smash hits, and all of his work were made into films: 'Aztec', 'Anak ni Zuma' ('The son of Zuma'), 'Kambal sa Uma' ('The Twins in the Farm'), 'The Housemaids' and many more.