CRISTIAN MALLEA began his career as an assistant to Argentinian comic stars Horacio Lalia and Lucho Olivera. A writer, artist, professor of literature, and comics instructor, he has also been the editorial director of La Productora since 1999. Cristian's work has been published around the world. Highlights include a story starring the legendary Argentine science fiction character "El Eternauta" (the Eternity Traveller) as well as character design and the poster for the Fernando Spiner film Aballay.

In 1999, Cristian founded the Eugenio Zoppi comics school. He also works as a professor of design of the University of Palermo. Along with La Productura, he has organized "Frontera," the largest comic convention in South America.