Fernando Gonsales was born in São Paulo, Brazil in 1960. He became a veterinarian and a comic artist, creating mostly comics about animals. His most famous characters are the rat Níquel Náusea and his psychedelic sidekick Fliti the cockroach. 'Níquel Náusea' first appeared in 1985 and was an immediate success. It won many prizes and was published in several newspapers throughout Brazil.