Thursday, February 01, 2007

El Muerto: 10 Years of raising The Dead!!

Holy smokes! I was figuring out how many years I've been attending the APE (upcoming this April in San Francisco) and realized that I debuted El Muerto at the 1998 Alternative Press Expo, back when it was held in San Jose. That means that this will be the 10th APE I've a row! So next February it will have been 10 years since El Muerto first appeared!

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Wow.... That seems like a quick 10 years. El Muerto was created last millenium! Well, I guess today marks the official countdown to the El Muerto 10th Anniversary! To say the least, this has been a very rewarding time for me in terms of creating my own comic character, publishing my own comics, meeting tons of interesting people. Any artist, no matter what their chosen field, hopes to have their work appreciated by others. I certainly do. I only launched the website back in 2005, but that has been an important part of the whole experience. And of course I can't mention all these great experiences without talking about the movie. To have had the chance to turn El Muerto into a film was a one-in-a-million shot. It's unbelievable, when I consider the odds against a self-published comic book , one that's been active in promoting itself, but still a relatively unknown property at the time of the initial contact by film director Brian Cox. That would have been back in 2001, three years after the book debuted.

So this year we will be counting down to 10 years of El Muerto. Great time for it too:

- Upcoming is the 2 part mini-series El Muerto: Dead & Confused!
-There will be a special trade-paperback collection out later this year!
-We're going to relaunch El with an all new updated Version 2!
-And there will an announcement coming soon regarding the El Muerto movie!

And I plan to unleash some other exciting projects this year as well. Lots more details to come, of course! Stick around then, because this is going to be a great year!

1 comment:

SiliCon Chair said...

Wow! Congrats on reaching 10 years! That is quite a milestone. I hope you can make it up to SiliCon 2007, we'd love to have you as a guest.

SiliCon 2007
Oct. 5-7, 2007
San Jose, CA.