Mar Verde Comics As some of you are more than aware of, I love speaking to people who write, draw, and publish independent comic books. Honestly, my friends. No matter what type of project it is, if it's indie, I will always have the time to chat with a creator. Just like I did with my mate Poncho, who told me about his new Mexican slice of storytelling, called... 

1) What are your own origins, Poncho? Plus what path did you take in life prior to getting to where you are today?   I'm Mexican, and when I was a child I lived in many places because of my fathers work. It was an exciting time, some of the best in my 28 years. A year ago I lived in the Mexican part of the Caribbean, and am now happily married living in Hungary.

Tequila Comics
What path I took? I think the difficult path. I left the company to become a freelancer. I left my roots to see new places. Why? The easy way out seemed monotonous to me.

2) What inspired you to form ‘Tequila Comics’?   First, because of the difficulties I faced publishing through an official publishing house. And also, the need to go one step further with my stories and try to get as far as possible.

3) Can you briefly tell us about some the projects under your banner?   This project is a collection of stories I've been writing for years. I wanted to do more than write stories and decided to collect them in a comic book form. I had no money to pay for an illustrator, but that's didn't stop me. As I found the solution in my girlfriend, her camera, and a bottle of ketchup.

Plus, I'm also a copywriter by trade, so I apply my knowledge in promoting Tequila Comics as a brand and gradually build upon that. 

4) What song would you say best represents your publishing house and why?   I'm not good for that kind of question. There are so many good songs and groups, I could not choose one. But I think wistful, lately, while I work on my stories I hear Arcade Fire. Yet other days wake up and want to listen to Prodigy.

5) If you could get a celebrity – either living or dead – to promote your wares, who would you choose, and why would you want to choose this particular person?   Like the previous answer it is difficult to choose just one, because I admire so many celebrities. Right now I think of Charles Bukowski due to his attitude, however, because it's a comic, it would be nice if Scott Snyder spoke well of my work. 

Scott Snyder
6) What have you learnt about yourself through this endeavour? And were their any unforeseen obstacles you had to contend with along the way?   I am learning that everything is more difficult than you can imagine. Frustrating, hungry, and if you doubt it for a second, the next you're an old man remembering the past and what you could have done better. 

7) During your time in this field, what is the one thing that has kept you in good stead?   I know this may sound absurd, but when I was a child I saw cartoons like 'Saint Seiya' and 'Dragon Ball Z', where the main message was to go ahead, no matter what the cost is. 

8) If ‘Tequila’ had a motto, what would it be?   Tequila Comics emerged from the wickedness of other people. In my stories you'll only find sh*t human beings, no consolation, no ray of hope. So a good slogan would be: "When you think there's too much evil, there's always more behind".

So there you have it, my friends. My mate Poncho and his life as a comic book creator. When you have the time please check out his website and twitter page for more information about what he has store in store for us next. 

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