Ares was born in Havana, Cuba on September 2, 1963. He studied medecine and psychiatry. His first cartoon was published in 1984. Ares currently works in Havana as a freelance artist and illustrator (mainly children’s books). He has published sixteen books around the world, has illustrated more than sixty books and has worked in TV and film with some of his works being used to make short animated films.
Ares has won more than 100 international awards, he is included in the survey of the Twenty Most Outstanding Cuban Cartoonists of the 20th Century and received the National Culture Medal from the Cuban Cultural Minister.