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My Story

I was born to Mexican Immigrants in Hayward California.  We moved back to Mexico where I lived until I was 5 years old.  From there we migrated to the Windy City on October 31, 1991.  I was awed by the many costumes of trick or treaters and thought at that time that it was normal in America to wear costumes on a daily basis.

I remember asking my parents for costumes to wear and my first one was Superman Pajamas.  One of my earliest memories is climbing the TV cabinet after watching an episode of the 1940s Superman and launching myself to the couch.  I was always an awkward kid and had social anxiety preferring to lose myself in my imagination creating my own worlds.

Part of my anxiety came from the language barrier.  English was hard for me to talk because of fear of being teased so most of the time I remained quiet. Until the fourth grade where I found out people would like me if I acted a fool in class. I began to sketch comic strips to make kids laugh and soon began to constantly get in trouble with my teachers.

When I graduated elementary school, Mrs. Sosa, my art teacher pulled my parents to the side and told them to place me in an Art school to help with my over active imagination.  Which was out of the question due to our economical struggles.

After High School, I went to the Academy of Art in Chicago for one semester. I became disheartened with art and quit.  I then became an EMT, and soon after I joined the military, USAF. I then became ill and was honorably discharged.

Depression took over and my wife whom I had been with since High School pushed me to get back into art.  Shortly after that I began making comics again.

My Influences

  • Aaron Alexovich
  • Don Bluth
  • Guillermo Del Toro
  • Walt Disney
  • Jamie Hewlett
  • Hayao Miyazaki
  • David Petersen

What I'm Reading

  • Howl's Moving Castle

What I'm Watching

  • Better Call Saul
  • Lodge 49
  • Ink Master

What I'm Playing

  • Spider-Man PS4
  • 80's Mania Wrestling IOS