MEXICO CITY (April 17, 2014, Associated Press): A person close to the family has confirmed reports that that Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died. He was 87. Garcia Marquez’s magical realist novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America’s passion, superstition, violence and inequality. Widely considered the most popular Spanish-language writer since Miguel de Cervantes in the 17th century, Garcia Marquez achieved literary celebrity that spawned comparisons to Mark Twain and Charles Dickens. His flamboyant and melancholy works outsold everything published in Spanish except the Bible. The epic 1967 novel “One Hundred Years of Solitude sold more than 50 million copies in more than 25 languages.
Awhile ago a friend of mine asked me what I would do with Looney Tunes. I told him I think of these guys as old character actors. I’d cast them in a bunch of funny versions of classic films and maybe even some newer ones. Here’s what I imagined they’d look like as stock characters in an old jidaegeki.
I actually grew up drawing looney tunes more than comics.
this album is a collection of songs that have meant a lot to me as i grow and learn, and leave the past behind, and look forward to a future of hope and optimism driven by a group of friends who have convinced me i can do anything.
I got told by an editor of a medium sized publisher that I was wrong when I said a large part of my audience for The Dead Queen Detectives was young girls and women. Considering I only sell my comic direct and at conventions I’m pretty sure I have a better idea of my audience than he did. Mind you I also had another editor tell me that The Dead Queen Detectives needed a lead male character if it was going to sell so I take anything said about who does or doesn’t make up audiences with a massive pinch of salt.