Nestor Salas Ampuero is an illustrator born in Santiago. He moved to Spain in 1974. During this period he did illustrations and exhibitions. He published his drawings in several magazines including a few comics which he did for Tótem. He studied Graphic Arts and Cinema and is settled in Paris, France. He has illustrated several children's books and provides illustrations for economical, political, educational and women's magazines (Question Femmes, Entreprise & Carrières, Marianne, L'Impatient, Lexpansion, etc.). With Gala Martinoia he is the author of the 1984 comic book 'La BD de l'abc'. He is also the author of the illustrated book 'Brouillon, le Marchand de Rêves' (Petits Points, 1992).