After realizing I only had 3 copies left of Ojitos Borrosos, it came to me in a dream that it was necessary that I put out what would be like the second volume of that. And so is born Impatience, which compiles my favourite short comics I've made from 2012 to 2016. This time (unlike with Ojitos Borrosos) I had so much material I actually left out all the stuff I didn't like as much. I remember feeling with Ojitos Borrosos that I had to include EVERYTHING otherwise it was not going to be thick enough to be a book. Now I feel like I chose only the quality stuff and left out all the filler. It includes all the comics from Borrowed Tails (that mini Kuš!), Sindicalismo 89 (now with fancy shading), Traducciones (with a slightly better ending, which was the one I originally planned but somehow discarded), the best of Pachecomics, Ghost Girl (which ran on VICE last year), C.S. (that comic I made for Sacred Prism) and my best strips for The Believer Magazine.
I've always been obsessed with books as beautiful objects, so I really wanted to go all out with this one. I'm pretty happy with how it came out, and also that I got to print it in Mexico City. I went there to visit my friends and family in August, as a "vacation only trip" and ended up printing this. My friends make fun of me that I can't take a break, and it's true. I've come to understand that I'm an obsessive person, and if I don't focus my mind on productive things it goes on to obsess about stupid shit. Gotta keep myself busy and out of negative loops!
I feel like most of these comics have come out of that, feeling anxious or desperate. Instead of just suffering, I start weaving stories, using all of what amazes and terrifies me as an inspiration. I know a lot of people think my work is autobiographical, but I don't think it is any more than any other fiction book. Of course there's a lot of things there based on reality, but none of the characters are supposed to be me. Anyway, I don't care what you project unto it, in the end that's what makes it all more interesting! Different perceptions of the same thing make it more than it is just by itself.
Impatience will be debuting at Entreviñetas, Short Run Seattle, Zine Fest Houston and Comic Arts LA. There will also be two release parties for it, Mexico City and one in San Antonio to which everyone is more than invited to come! If you can't come you can preorder the book at my webshop / y acá esta el link para la preventa exclusiva para México. Also if you're interested in distributing copies, I can offer you wholesale price! Contact me at gatosaurio (at) gmail for more info : )
See you soon! / ¡Ahi nos vemos!