Webcomic profile: My Life Without A Jetpack
My Life Without A Jetpack
If I don't have a jetpack, I'm making comics.
Last update: 12th Mar 2021, 2:00 PM
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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.

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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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The actual statue is of José Artigas, Uruguay's independence hero and sort-of-father-of-the-nation. So, we're kind of committing sacrilege here. Pay attention to the news and help raise money for our legal fees.

Unfortunately, this is Matteo's last strip. He started his classes at the Fine Arts School, and his schedule got too busy to keep on drawing for Jetpack. I will be forever grateful for what he did, as he stepped up brilliantly, having never one comics before. Hopefully, we'll be able to work together again in the future.

Music this week is from the Judge Dredd soundtrack, but not from Alan Silvestri's score. I chose "Dredd Song", by one of my favorite bands, The Cure, which can be heard over the end credits:

This week's song is U2's "Where the Streets Have No Name", from their 1987 album "The Joshua Tree":

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MaGnUs
I was bit bummed out that this girl stood me up, but I don't think she ever liked me that much. Well, she definitely didn't, seeing as to how I went by her place to pick her up she said something like "I forgot we had a date" and then... I don't rememeber what paltry excuse she gave me not to actually go with me to movies. It's a mystery why she even agreed to go out with me in the first place.

Anyway, I did enjoy the film, and it was also the first time in my life I went on my own... I think I've only done that three times in my life, and no, I didn't get stood up again.

Music this week is from the Judge Dredd soundtrack, but not from Alan Silvestri's score. I chose "Dredd Song", by one of my favorite bands, The Cure, which can be heard over the end credits:

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MaGnUs
Poor Ludwig, he's an adorable fat ball of fur, but his poop STINKS. And then there's his sister, Leia (who wasn't born yet when I came up with this strip back in 2012), who's a tiny little kitty, but can expel enormous quantities of poop from her wee body.

This week's music is from Biohazard's 2012 album "Reborn in Defiance", a song called "Waste Away":

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MaGnUs
Not much to say, just that my wife was worried about Cassian, and I had to assuage her fears. It was her first time seeing Rogue One.

Music this week is by Dropkick Murphys, the song "Rebels with a Cause", from their 2017 album "11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory":

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This was an awesome concert, and a great weekend spent with friends in Argentina. After I got to Buenos Aires via bus and ferry, my pal Ezequiel (who's also the co-host on my podcast) and I rode a van from there to the city of La Plata, with a bunch of other Depeche Mode fans. Some of them were also nerds, so we even talked some Star Wars along the way.

The concert was at the largest stadium in the city, the security around the place was bonkers, and you couldn't just walk up to the arena. The van had to park at a fair distance, and then you had to follow specific routes to get to the gate that your ticket allowed you. I am not in great physical shape, so this was a trial... but in the end, the concert was the bomb.

Of course, this week's music is by Depeche Mode, the song that gives the strip its title, from the concert we attended. It's not the best sound and image, but it's part of the experience:

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