Antonio Rodríguez-Laiz was born in Almería (Spain) and now resides in Torremolinos (Málaga). He signs most of his work with the pseudonym Toté. In the second half of the 1970s, Toté started off drawing some comics for the local newspapers. Later, in the 1980s he began to draw comics for Spanish magazines like NT, Rialta, Mundo or the Cruz Roja Magazine, where he was successful with his 'Nico' and 'Hugo' series. Since the late 1990s he has been working more as an illustrator but he still makes comics for specific projects.