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My Life Without A Jetpack
If I don't have a jetpack, I'm making comics.
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Language: English
Genre: Real life
Activity status: Active
Archive url: Visit archive
Last update: 11 days ago, 2:00 PM
Number of comics: 272
Number of subscribers: 21
Visitors: 205266 visitors (953190 pages viewed)
Rating: 4.87 (38 votes)

Webcomic 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!

Most recent comments left on My Life Without A Jetpack

11 days ago
Man, I couldn't believe my luck when I was invited by the Uruguayan embassy in Stockholm to give a talk at the Cervantes Institute Latin American culture week... and then my luck doubled, because it was the same week as that year's Stockholm International Comics Festival, and I was a guest there. And then my luck tripled, because Kate Beaton, one of my favorite cartoonists, was going to be there. She was amazing, gracious, and very patient with me.

... and then my luck multiplied tenfold, because I met several new friends, from different countries, some of whom also became my creative accomplices, and we're still making comics together. Plus, I got to visit Stockholm, Madrid, and London on that trip. Not bad, huh?

Music this week is "Word Crimes", from Weird Al Yankovic's 2014 album "Mandatory Fun":

Left on Special: Act Like A Pro.
1st Mar 2019
We're back, later than we expected because, against all odds, both authors had their computers break down. This strip is just one of the examples of why my wife is the best. Over the years, she's learned more about Star Wars than she would like to know, although she still likes it. Sometimes she even gets mad at her co-workers or other people when they mistake Star Wars for Star Trek, or someone doesn't know who Chewbacca is. I, on the other hand, have learned a lot about makeup, hair, and clothes. She watches Star Wars and other stuff with me, and I enjoy makeover shows and the like along with her.

This week's song is "Revolution", by Snoop Dogg (feat. October London), from his 2016 album "Coolaid":

Left on 179 - I Married The Right Woman.
28th Dec 2018
What's this? Two strips in less than two weeks? Well, don't get used to it, but hopefully in 2019 we'll have a better publication schedule. It's time for 2018 to end, and instead of subjecting you to another "MaGnUs gets mistaken for Santa Claus" strip", I thought I'd let you off the hook one more year.

Obviously, expecting the year 2000 to bring futuristic things, clothes, flying cars, etc, has a lot to do with the strip's name. I don't exactly whish for a jetpack (it's not literal, guys, stop sending me links every time there's another jetpack test somewhere), but I want a better future. Or at least supertech... which we already have, man: smartphones, internet, etc... Can we get cheap space travel? Contact with benign aliens?

I hope you all have a happy new year, and that 2019 brings everything you wish for.

Music this week is peak year 2000, Linkin Park's "One Step Closer", from their album "Hybrid Theory" (RIP Chester):

Left on 178 - Y2K.
21st Dec 2018
Yeah, I know, we've been absent this year again. We're trying to get better, but this was a complicated year for us. Anyway, one of the bright spots for me, MaGnUs, was my trip to Canada for the Montréal Comic Arts Festival, where I met lots of nice people, and got to hang out with my friend Philippe again, plus hang out with my friend Kal in his native Toronto area... and visit a place where Star Trek was filmed!

You can see some pictures of my trip here, and if you speak Spanish, listen to the episode of my podcast where I tell all about my Canada trek.

This week's song is Weezer's cover of Toto's "Africa":

Left on 177 - Stranger In A Nice Land
3rd Aug 2018
My Life Without A Jetpack - The Heat Of Battle

In case you don't know, what I was drinking (and spilled on myself) was a mate, a sort of herbal tea popular in Uruguay and other parts of South America. The water is quite hot, and I got a pretty nasty burn, hence the loud wail. I screamed like a pig.

Music this time is "Food Fight On The Moon", by the Aquabats, from their 2011 album "Hi-Five Soup":

Left on 176 - The Heat Of Battle.