El Hortelano is an all-round artist, involved in painting, illustrating, video and comic art. In the early seventies, he collaborated with artist Ceesepe on several underground publications. In 1978, his artistic comic book 'Europa Requiem?!' appeared. His work was published in a number of magazines and newspapers, such as Manhattan Catalogue, Star, Ajoblanco, European Illustration, Der Spiegel, The Herald Tribune and Newsweek.
In the early 1990s, El Hortelano held an exhibition of his comic work in Galerie Lambiek. Lately, he occupies himself mostly with painting.