Josep Beá was born in Barcelona in 1942. He studied at the School of Art and Drawing in Barcelona, where he took courses in graphics, sculpting and industrial design. He started as a scriptwriter and comics artist for the Spanish agency Selecciones Ilustradas, contributing to sentimental titles for the British market, among several other assignments, among others for the French Artima publishers. Beá also co-created 'Johnny Galaxia' (renamed 'Space Ace' in the UK edition that began in 1959) In 1962, he settled in Paris for a while, and took courses at the Académie Julian, while putting his focus on painting and illustration. Back in Spain, he founded own studios and returned to comics, starting with several horror titles.