Tito Friend of Checho Lopez
Anita wife of Checho Lopez
Jacky girlfriend of Checho Lopez
Identification Document of Checho Lopez

FROM THE PAGES OF THE BRAVE AND CONTROVERSIAL UNDERGROUND MAGAZINE TRAUKO COMICS, COMES TO US THIS SAGA OF HILARIOUS MISADVENTURES, WHERE CHECHO LOPEZ IS A HEROIC UNEMPLOYED MAN IN FREE FALL. WITH HIS HOUSE MORTGAGED HE SPENDS THE NIGHTS ON THE BENCHES OF THE “kFORESTAL PARKi IN DOWNTOWN SANTIAGO. HEjS SEPARATED FROM HIS WIFE DUE TO LACK OF COMMUNICATION AND FINANCIAL PROBLEMS. LIVES A TOXIC ROMANCE WITH A STRIPPER AND PROSTITUTE, AND HIS ONLY FRIEND IS A SLEAZY SOCIAL CLIMBER. 

THIS URBAN ANTIHERO TAKES US TO SEE

LIFE AND THE SOCIAL PROCESSES OF HIS TIME (OR ANY TIME), WHICH IS EXACTLY THE THREE FINAL YEARS OF THE GRUESOME MILITARY AND CIVILIAN DICTATORSHIP OF GENERAL AUGUSTO PINOCHET IN CHILE, THROUGH HIS GLASSY EYES OF IGNORANT SAGE, WHO DOESNjT LOSE HIS HUMOR IN THE FACE OF FATALISM AND NEVER GIVES UP. HIS BRUTAL INGENUITY AND FREQUENT STATE OF INTEMPERANCE, TOGETHER WITH THE ABUSE OF CERTAIN SUBSTANCES AND OTHER TRANSGRESSIONS, ARE HIS PARTICULAR AND AT TIMES HEROIC, WAY OF SURVIVING TO ALL THAT LIFE AND SOCIETY THROW AT HIM. IN THAT WAY HE STRONGLY AND PIERCINGLY TOUCHES THE SENSIBILITY OF THE READERS.  

 WITH INTELLIGENCE IN THE SCRIPT AND AN AESTHETIC OF kUGLYISMi AND PRECARIOUS-NESS THAT HAS EARNED HIM TO BE CALLED A “kPERFECT REALISTIC NOVELi BY THE CRITIC, THE SOCIAL SATIRE CHARACTER CHECHO LOPEZ, WAS BORN TOGETHER WITH THE LEGENDARY UNDERGROUND MAGAZINE kTRAUKO COMICSi, IN SANTIAGO, CHILE, APRIL 1988. CREATED, WRITTEN AND ILLUSTRATED BY MARTIN RAMIREZ, CHECHO LOPEZ WAS AN

INDISPENSABLE PRESENCE IN 30 OF THE 36 ISSUES OF THE MAGAZINE, WITH A TOTAL OF 25 UNFORGETTABLE STORIES, THAT PUT TOGETHER CHRONOLOGICALLY WORK AS THE CHAPTERS OF A FULL GRAPHIC NOVEL, AND IN THIS VOLUME HAVE BEEN RESCUED FROM THE ARCHIVE OF OBLIVION, TO BE COMPILED, RESTORED AND PUBLISHED AGAIN AS A COLLECTION BOOK. 

HIS WIFE 

kANITAi

PROFESSIfN:

MORTGAGED

HOUSEWIFE

CHECHO LOPEZjS

NATIONAL IDENTIFICATION

DOCUMENT IN THE

DECADE OF THE 80jS.

ONE OF THE FEW 

REMNANTS OF HIS

INSANE DAYS AS

URBAN ANTIHERO

DURING THOSE 

UNHINGED YEARS

IN CHILE. (NOTE

THE REMAINS OF 

SOLIDIFIED

POWDER OF AN

ILLICIT 

SUBSTANCE).

HIS FRIEND

kTITOi

PROFESSIfN:

SLEAZY

SOCIAL CLIMBER

HIS

GIRLFRIEND

kJACKYi

PROFESSIfN:

SENIOR

CARNAL WORKER

HERE A FEW SAMPLES OF HIS STORIES...