Greetings amigos. After much thought and consideration I've changed the name of my character from "Wrestler Zero" to Luchador Zero which is Wrestler Zero in Spanish. As regular visitors to this blog know, I love Lucha Libre (Mexican wrestling) and the masked Mexican wrestlers (Luchadores). The MexiLuchaHero ( a term coined by Keith Rainville) as seen in the comics and movies starring El Santo, Blue Demon and Mil Mascaras is the biggest influence on my work. Every artist has his/her own preoccupations with a specific genre. Mine is the MexiLuchaHero. I wanted to be more culturally accurate and true to the Latino roots of the genre and characters I write and draw. It's still the same character and concept now as it was before. I didn't restart with a new number one. Geek culture has been global for some time now so I hope you'll stick around for more Luchador Zero.
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Since I'm revamping Wrestler Zero number three a new cover was in order. This is what goes on the lightbox prior to inking. I used pencil and some ink on 11x14 copy paper. I'm not going to have the lengthy career of my artistic heroes because I started decades after they started their paths. Because of that I want to make sure that I don't just put out work for the sake of having something out there. I want to take the time to do it to the best of wherever my abilities are at that moment.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Happy New Year to one and all. Thank to each of you for sticking with this blog and supporting the work. Big shout out to Manny Dejesus. I've expanded my social media use into Twitter, Tumblr and DeviantArt. Of course I'm still on Facebook too. Onwards and ever upwards friends.