Dead in Desemboque

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Soft Skull Press, 2008 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 109 pages
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Inspired by kitschy Mexican "historietas" (pocket-sized comic books), Roberto presents an English-language version featuring his alter-ego, Eddy Arellano. When a dama named Juanita calls him down to Sonora, Eddy crosses the Rio Bravo and never looks back. Soon he's embroiled in a complex, comic drama featuring a memorable gallery of quirky characters.

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About the author (2008)

Eddy Robert Arellano lives in Dixon, New Mexico. As Bobby Rabyd, he created the internet's first interactive novel, Sunshine '69. Robert is the head of the Academy of Literacy & Cultural Studies at the University of New Mexico - Taos.

Will Schaff (Warren, RI) For what seems like most of his short life, Mr. Schaff has found himself exploring the world of being broke and working menial jobs as he tried to make room to create his art. Throughout all this pizza-delivering, parking lot attending, and doorman work, he has used the studio to keep himself mentally balanced as he explores those things not often or easily discussed in the common social settings. These days he mostly walks his dog, avoids collection agencies and works in his studio as he has almost entirely given up on trying to pay his bills on time. He has some credits to his name: he graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1996; He has been a nominee for both the prestigious Louis Tiffany Comfort foundation award, and the RISD/Target Emerging Artist Award. He has exhibited and given talks about his work at places such as the United States Air Force Academy, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, and The University of East Carolina. His work has been published in journals both here and abroad. Bands that he himself has been admiring for years (such as Godspeed you Black Emperor, Songs: Ohia, Okkervil River, and Kid Dakota to name a few) use his work. Quickly heading to the poor house, Mr. Schaff carries on working whilst being appreciative of venues both big and small where people show an interest in his work. His work is as influenced by his relationship with his dogs as it is by the violent atrocities occurring around the world.

Richard Schuler (Long Beach, California) is a luminaire designer, design instructor and illustrator. His past collaborations with Robert Arellano
include the graphic design of Sunshine69.com, published by Sonicnet in 1996.

Alec Thibodeau (Providence, Rhode Island) is an illustrator, printmaker, painter and musician. He works primarily in the medium of screenprinting, producing multicolored pieces in limited editions. Under the anagramatic pseudonym Obadiah Eelcut he circulates a series of art currency called Noney. These notes travel globally through individual trades. As a musician he co-founded the acoustic guitar-based band String Builder along with his brother Joel. He now plays in a solo act called Quaky Gum and also with Joel as a touring member of Death Vessel. He operates the Ink Ape website, making his screenprints available for sale online: www.inkape.com

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