Starting next monday, I’ll be a posting here an English translation of the weekly comic I’ve been doing with Federico Reggiani. Since we’re about to start a new, self-contained iteration of the series, we thought now would be a good starting point.
It’s been almost 10 years since I’ve started drawing Autobiographer, a (usually) weekly comic written by Federico Reggiani, that comes out every monday, on Historietas Reales (the site is all in spanish, but still worth a look if you’re curious enough). We’re still not sure what it means to Fede to have someone else draw his autobiography (the abstraction of having someone else represent your self-representation) or, for that matter, what it means to me to have someone else “write” my own autobiography.
The series has already gone through four storylines. In the first one, we got into trouble with a seemingly immortal megalomaniac. In the second one, a midget and a centipede used our lives to discuss the nature of series and variation. In the third one, we kept on having breakfasts, and in the fourth one, we kept on dying. Autobiographer has always been an exercise on truth and reality. We have no idea what will happen in the new one, we’ll have to wait for life to unfold at it’s vertiginously slow velocity.
I guess all the background information you need to know is that Federico lives in La Plata (Argentina) and I just moved to Seattle (USA), but who knows if that’s actually important.
See you next week!