Javier Mariscal was born in Valencia, Spain in 1950. At the age of 19, Mariscal started publishing the cartoons that featured his first character, El Señor del Caballito. In 1989, the same year his cartoon figure Cobi was chosen as the Olympic mascot of Barcelona 92. Javier Mariscal has never abandoned the more artistic side of his career and his work has been displayed in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the years. He gives conferences in different countries, and shows his work and explains his professional experience to students of various disciplines.