Antonio Mariño Souto, also known as Ñico, is a Cuban painter, graphic designer and cartoonist. Born in Havana, he graduated from the Concepción Arenal School in the Centro Gallego in Havana, Cuba, with a degree in plastic arts, and also has a degree in journalism. His work has appeared in publications like Zig Zag, Bohemia and Palante since 1955, and he is the author of five humorous novels. His comic strip 'El Mejor Amigo' was published in the small format comics paper La Tira in the 1990s. He has won numerous national and international awards.