Born in La Unión (Murcia), the self-taught artist Francisco Fructuoso began his career publishing in the daily Diario de San Sebastián in 1975. In 1977, he settled in Madrid, where he began collaborations with several publishing houses, including Santillana, Everest, Génesis, CEA, Publicidad and Carteleria. In Madrid, he also drew his first comics. In the magazine Ipurbeltz, he illustrated several series created by his childhood friend Gregorio Muro Harriet, 'Sandra', 'TXO' and short stories. In the early 1980s, Fructuoso and Harriet started to focus on the European market. They presented their new project at the comics festival in Angoulême. The publishing house Glénat was interested, and published five albums of the 'Justin Hiriart' series between 1984 and 1988. Other creations are 'El Precio de la Verdad' and 'El Indiano'. In 1990, he teamed up with writer Carmen Delgado to make a comic adaptation of the television series 'Supercán'.