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My Life Without A Jetpack
If I don't have a jetpack, I'm making comics.
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Comic language: English
Genre: Real life
Activity status: Active
Archive url: Visit archive
Last update: 19th May 2017
Number of comics: 259
Number of subscribers: 21
Visitors: 167965 visitors (757305 pages viewed)
Rating: 4.87 (38 votes)

Comic description

My Life Without A Jetpack is a biographical webcomic about MaGnUs' life, written by him, with art by Taibox (and sometimes colored by Mindy Lopkin). Published weekly in English and Spanish.


Martín A. Pérez (AKA MaGnUs) writes short stories, articles, comics and radio plays. One of his short stories has been published in the book Contagion: War Stories, and an essay of his apears in "Teenagers from the Future: Essays on the Legion of Super-Heroes.". His articles have appeared online or in print magazines like Inforol, Ururol, Kryptonian Cybernet, and Strange Days, while he's currently writing for GeekGirls Online, G.A.S. Comics, and other sites. He co-produces and co-hosts a radio show about comics and related subjects, Perdidos en el Eter. An active part of Uruguay's fan scene, he's one of the creators of Montevideo Comics, the first local convention (since 2002), and one of the founders of Caballeros de Montevideo, which promotes RPGs through charity events. MaGnUs works in tech support, and is happily married to his wife Cindy, with whom he has a son, Gabriel, who ever since his birth has been marked to become yet another nerd... just like daddy!

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19th May 2017
We're sorry, we didn't keep up with the bi-weekly promised schedule. We're shooting to do so again, but now it's time for Montevideo Comics, Uruguay's largest convention, so that means we get another Jetpack Convention Special! (It's still special even if we don't have regular strips, I tell you.) This time, the guest art is by the wonderful Dee Fish, creator of Finding Dee and Dandy & Company. Great strips, be sure to check them out.

Music this week is this amazing cover of The Imperial March by Celldweller:

Left on Special: Family Bonding
17th Feb 2017
As we promised, here we are again with our strip. From now on, we'll try to release a new one every other week. It was my birthday this week, and here's one of my worst public embarassments. Of course, you've seen my previous adventures in rap, and though those were not public, they were equally as sad. The good thing is that today I no longer suffer from stage fright (or I can cope with it), but I haven't tried to rap in front of people again either. And I don't think it'll ever happen, outside of karaoke.

This week's song is Lenny Kravitz doing "Dig In", from his 2001 album "Lenny":

Left on 168 - Gift Of Gab.
23rd Dec 2016
Wow. I'm really sorry we've been absent for so long. It has not been a good year for many of us, and we're no exception.
On the other hand, we're still making comics, and Taibox and I are working on a webcomic that comes out every other week, called "Bar Sputnik". It's a for-hire work we're doing, but we're enjoyingly it greatly, it's a sitcomic, or a sitcom/comic strip where a group of friends open a bar, and wacky hijinks ensue. Unfortunately, it's only coming out in Spanish, at least for the moment. I also write a column for the same website on the weeks Sputnik is not out, called "Desde Mi Asteroide", where I review comics, movies, and TV shows.

But the greatest news is that the first Jetpack book is now out in print! Sorry, only in Spanish for the time being, but at some point before the first trimester of 2017 is over, it'll be avaibable in English on print-on-demand. It's called "My Life Without A Jetpack, Vol. 1: In My Life" (after The Beatles song), and it collects the first year of strips (we've recently turned five years old!), plus a new alternate reality "My Life With A Jetpack" comic, and a foreword by my dad.

One thing we will try to accomplish is to return to our regular comics here by next year, after January (since I'll be travelling for most of the month). We will, however, have to accomodate our other duties and gigs, so it'll come out every other week, on the week Sputnik is not out. Because we appreciate our loyal readers, we need to modify our schedule, so we ensure you still get quality Jetpack, even if it's in a lower dose.

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas or the celebration you observe, and a Happy New Year! We love you all!

And since it's that time of the year, here's David Bowie and Bing Crosby in 1976 singing "Peace On Earth" and "Little Drummer Boy":

Left on 167 - Mistaken Identity VI.
12th Aug 2016
This was my first real job, at a restaurant/café in my city's business district; first as a busboy, and then doing deliveries. The office next door was some kind of import company... but it was rumored (at least by my friend and boss) that they used to be less than legit. He said that they ran some sort of criminal enterprise by the nearby docks, and that Gustavo was originally their muscle who got promoted to an office job for his loyalty. If you took a look at Gustavo, you'd think all of that was true.

This week's song is by the B-52's, from their 1998 greatest hits album "Time Capsule: Songs for a Future Generation", but it's one of the new tracks, "Debbie":

Left on 166 - You Don't Fool Me
5th Aug 2016
Starting then, I had a lot of different hair colors, and eventually my mother got used to seeing me change it. Back then, it wasn't usual for men (or boys) to do that kind of thing, unless you were a punk or something like that. I was the butt of a lot of jokes in high school, let me tell you. Nowadays I'm good with my almost fully gray and partially white hair.

Music this week is from the 1995 Man or Astro-man? album "Project Infinity", and it's called "Special Agent Conrad Uno":

Left on 165 - Undercover.