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IjM MARTIN RAMIREZ, AUTHOR OF THE SOCIAL SATIRE COMICS CHARACTER CHECHO LOPEZ. MY CHARACTERjS STORIES WERE PUBLISHED BY A BRAVE AND IRREVERENT UNDERGROUND COMICS MAGAZINE CALLED TRAUKO”BETWEEN 1988 AND 1991 IN CHILE. THOSE WERE THE FINAL YEARS OF A GRUESOME MILITARY DICTATORSHIP, SO IT WASNjT A MINOR THING TO COME UP WITH SOME KIND OF COUNTERCULTURAL PUBLICATION. CHECHO LOPEZ IS A MAN WHOSE LIFE IS IN FREE FALL AND WITHOUT A SAFETY NET. HIS WAY OF NOT GIVING UP AND SURVIVE TO ALL THAT LIFE AND SOCIETY KEPT THROWING AT HIM MADE HIM ENDEARING FOR READERS. I HAD OFFERS FOR MY BOOK COMPILING AND REPUBLISHING ALL HIS 25 STORIES BY SEVERAL RESPECTABLE PUBLISHERS, BUT NONE OF THEM CONVINCED ME. THATjS WHY I DECIDED TO START UP AND PUBLISH IT MYSELF. 

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