Between being born and dying there is comics.
On a typical day, Miguel Guerra gives historical tours of Paris with a focus on black history. By night you’ll find him hunched over his drawing desk, squinting into the red-eyed hours of the morning, basking in the chaos of creating comics and freelance illustrations.
By day, Suzy Dias is an English teacher in Paris, but after hours she’s a devotee at the church of pencraft, where she spends countless hours forging plots and writing comics. With a propensity for crochet, Suzy also creates quirky amigurumi toys, hats, scarves and anything slightly weird.
Among their achievements are publishing a few short stories in Heavy Metal (“Bedbugs” in July 2007, “Insomnia” in January 2010 and “A Lonely Cry in Space” in May 2010) and having Samurai Elf picked up by the New York Public Library. Miguel’s illustrations have also appeared in Forbes Magazine and the National Book Foundation in New York.
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7 Robots from the bottom up
Together, these partners in crime co-founded 7 Robots Inc., where they publish their own work as well as collaborate with fellow indie creators on anthologies like Earth Dream and Gwan. Their titles include Super Corporate Heroes (satire, lampooning corporate America), Samurai Elf (sci-fi/fantasy) and Wolf Boy and His Magical Warriors (all ages, comedy).
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Suzy and Miguel also co-host a new web series in production now called Paris à la Geek, where they explore the geek fab sub-culture of comics in Europe (through the eyes of an American). They’ll explore the good, the bad and the freaky as they get to know the Paris comics scene.
Here are all of our comics and graphic novels so far. There will always be more. We are always working. We will never stop because it’s too much fun.
Wolf Boy & His Magical Warriors
Our first published comic came in 2005 with Wolf Boy and the Wrath of Sticky Beard, about ridiculously dumb and loveable boy raised by a two-headed wolf mother and possessing extraordinary strength and speed. Hijinks, magic, fun, and highflying adventure weave their way through every volume. This madcap trio sinks Atlantis, topples the Great Wall of China, destroys the Colossus of Rhodes, get Socrates arrested, and burns down the Library of Alexandria. Few can claim to have set history screaming off course more often than Wolf Boy and his Magical Warriors!
Join Wolf Boy, Monkey King, and Penthesilea (“Thesi”) the Amazon for a fantastical romp of epic proportions. [Read more…]
Their first graphic novel was Samurai Elf®, a five-part sci-fi/fantasy series that follows an unwilling teen hero as he witnesses the massive failures that plunge his world into a global war.
When all he has left are his friends and a single-minded need for the truth, life on the edge forces him to raise his sword or fall on it. Our hero chooses to forge a new path. Follow this teen through a series of awakenings that will bring balance to the world or smash it in two. [Read more…]
Super Corporate Heroes
See what happens when superheroes are pay to play. Here’s a hint: they get ugly.
With tongue firmly planted in cheek, Suzy and Miguel lambast everything from the economy and superheroes being broke or filthy rich, to comic book stereotypes, female heroine stereotypes, and the dominance of a few companies over everything from comics to big banks. [Read more…]
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Earth Dream: The FREE Indie Illustrated Anthology
2014 brought one of their most creative ideas that encompassed the entire indie comic community…a FREE annual anthology to showcase indie talent.
We’re talking real independents — artists and writers who wish they could complain about the lousy pay they get from one of the top publishers. Enter into the scene… Earth Dream: The Indie Illustrated Anthology. The FREE annual sci-fi and fantasy anthology featuring some of the indie scene’s most talented creators and their mind-blowing short stories. The goal of Earth Dream is to introduce truly independent artists and writers to a worldwide audience. What’s the best way to do this? Offer a kick ass anthology crammed full of fantastic short stories. [Read more…]
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