Illustrator, cartoonist and designer Francisco Javier Olea (Chile, 1972) is recognized for his lucid humor and talent.
Olea has worked for many years in the press and has collaborated for the worlds of music, literature, and short films.
He has published books for Children and antologies with his weekly humor vignettes in Chile and Mexico.
His most important works are "Portraits", illustrations of different celebrities and historical figures; "Oleísmos" in which he has given expression to graphic humor; and six books of his authorship, ranging from social humor to graphic novels.
In 2012, in recognition of his career and undeniable talent, he received the Altazor Award of the National Arts in the category of Design and Illustration.
To laugh about oneself and reality is a necessity nowadays. When facing all the tragedies that seem to affect this world in permanent crisis, a little humour becomes essential. This has been Olea’s choice, one of the greatest contemporary Latin American humourists, who in Past, Present, and Absent shows us a selection of his best cartoons: the well-known “Oleisms”.