This past weekend at the Tucson Comic Con something special happened. Aside from the huge gathering of creative forces that inundated the Hotel Arizona and took over downtown. No, the special part was the debut of “El Loco”. A project I had been working on with my friend and writer Henry Barajas. He had been hounding me about working on a project together for a while. For whatever reason the stars had not aligned and I just wasn’t available, then Russell Pierce and Jan Brewer hooked up and gave birth to the malformed and degenerate, inbred conservative child that is SB1070. Then Henry called again and pitched me a story. A Hispanic, field-working superhero. As we spoke at Chipotle, of all places, he explained the origin and his concept for the character. Well, that lit a fire under my behind, and regardless of freelance projects, side gigs, nine-to-fives, trips, relatives visiting, I hunkered down and worked on Henry’s story. I must say it was one of the most invogorating things I have ever done. The project was a success and we were able to debut a 5 page mini at the con to a great response. Every two weeks I will post a page up here and keep it going. Here is an article about El Loco written at ComicBookTherapy.com. There is also a video interview done by KGUN here. That’s right we was on the “telly”. Anyway, enough bragging, here it is, enjoy.
Page two will be up on the 26 of November. You can also check out the rest of the 5 page preview now at your local comic book store here in Tucson.
Heroes and Villains
4533 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ (520) 321-4376
Owner: Mike Camp
Charlie’s Comic Books
5470 E. Speedway Boulevard Suite A-107, Tucson, AZ, 85712 (520) 320-0279
Owner: Charlie Harris
2595 N. 1st Ave, Tucson, AZ (520) 670-0100
Owner: Tom Struck
“That guy very much reminds me of myself, back when I was younger and less awesome.”- Me