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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: 16th Feb 2018, 2:00 PM
Number of comics: 265
Number of subscribers: 21
Visitors: 179000 visitors (808104 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!

Most recent comments left on My Life Without A Jetpack

16th Feb 2018
Not much to say, but we learned a lot in this trip. That doesn't mean we can't have fun at the same time, obviosuly. If you can visit Cusco, Machu Picchu, etc, go, it's highly recommendable. We also explored the catacombs at Lima's Cathedral, where they buried the dead, etc. Awesome.

This week's song is "A Little Respect", by Erasure, because 1988 saw their album "The Innocents" released, and I cannot avoid playing Erasure if I can:

Left on 174 - Subliminal Message.
26th Jan 2018
First strip of 2018! Now My Life Without A Jetpack is six years old as of last december! Hope everybody had a good start of the year. For some reason, this strip also belongs to my early teenage years, just like the last two. I only had that pen, who knows why, but I also loved to imagine I was a Green Lantern while I used it. Tai's drawing of my notebook doesn't actually show it, but when I had this little daydream, the page was actually completely full of text, very dense text. You see, I had a civics teacher who didn't actually teach class... she just stood there and dictated her notes to us for an hour or two, page after page after page. That was loads of fun. /sarcasm

One more thing, reading green ink is not good for your eyesight.

Music this week is... not from Green Day, worry not, even though Dookie came out in 1994. I chose something from another album I like from that year, Weezer's eponymous album (also know as the Blue Album), "In The Garage". It doesn't mention Green Lantern, but it does mention X-Men, roleplaying games, and other nerdy things. It is also the anthem of my podcast, because we also used to tape it in my garage:

Left on 173 - In Brightest School Day.
23rd Dec 2017
Once more we must apologize for the very little amount of content we had this year. It wasn't an easy year, but we're trying to get back on track to periodically make strips and not leave our readers hanging. We hope you have a merry christmas and a happy end/start of the year. Let's see if 2018 is better.

Regarding this week's (month's?) strip, I wanted to mix it up a little when it comes to Xmas strips. When I attended my neighborhood church's youth group (and mass, as we saw on a recent strip), I volunteered to play Jesus in a Via Crucis (Stations of the Cross) play. The crown wasn't thorns but it was spiky, and the cross was REALLY heavy. I almost almost understood what Christ suffered.

This week's music is, even if it's not from the same year as the strip, "Superstar", by Carl Anderson as Judas in the musical "Jesus Christ Superstar":

Left on 172 - Superstar.
3rd Nov 2017
It goes without saying that Cinthia didn't marry me because of any kind of money, not present or future. We were just talking today in bed after waking up that we've been together for around half of our lives (a bit less for her, a bit more for me); and we've never been apart for more than three weeks. Even during the three weeks I was in Australia, we spoke every day. At the risk of getting sappy... well, who am I fooling? That ship has sailed! She completes me, she supports me in everything I do, and she is the mother of my son. I couldn't have asked for a better wife.

This week's song is something very nerdy, from Weird al Yankovic's 2014 album "Mandatory Fun", I give you "Word Crimes":

Left on 171 - Nerd Power.
20th Oct 2017
My Life Without A Jetpack - House Of Horrors.

Just realized I chose two 1993 stories two strips in a row. Well, what are you gonna do? Anyway, I hope everybody has a happy halloween next week... I can't go into very scary things, and I sincerely hope that vampire guy is not walking around with a limp because of me. In any case, the costumes weren't half as good as what Taibox drew... but it still scared me shitless.

Music this week is from Entombed's 1993 album "Wolverine Blues", and it's called "Out Of Hand":

Left on 170 - House Of Horrors.