Vladdo Florez was born in Armenia in 1963. He now lives in Colombia where he has been working since 1986, mainly for the magazine Revista Semana. His cartoons have been published in most major daily newspapers and magazines in Colombia. Vladdo has also launched a free monthly satirical review, Un Pasquin. His cartoons can sometimes cause him problems with the Uruguayan President, the FARC and drug traffickers. Vladdo has received four international awards for his work.