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Lucha Bruja is Live at Amazon

February 5, 2019

I’m pleased to announce my new graphic novel Lucha Bruja, my takeaway project from a decade of living in Oaxaca, Mexico. I’ve revived my Cat-Head Comics imprint with this project. Both print and Kindle versions of Lucha Bruja can be purchased at Amazon.

Here’s a quick synopsis:

“Auteur graphic novelist Steve Lafler invites you to join expats Rex and Gertie on their wild ride to the remote highland jewel of Oaxaca, Mexico. There they find Eduardo, a crafty 2000-year old Zapotec vampire who prefers chicken, and El Rey Pelón (the skinny, pot-bellied fungus who drives a taxi).

Gertie lives out her fantasy, surreptitiously transforming into a nocturnal Lucha Libre wrestler, while Rex grapples with the specter of mortality as he turns fifty. Picking up his steel string Epiphone guitar, he finds himself accompanied in song by Death himself (who plays a mean harmonica).

Pour a shot of craft mezcal and cozy up with Lucha Bruja!”

My time in Oaxaca included visits to the mountain towns of Huatla de Jiminez and San Jose del Pacifico where Psilocybin mushroom rituals have been led by curanderas for thousands of years.

My own such experience dates back to the late 70s. As an undergraduate at UMass, I had a spectacular (and terrifying) initiation experience behind mushrooms, leaving me with a vision of singularity, demoting my Catholic indoctrination to a modest corner of my psyche.

What did I learn? The singularity is not imminent, it’s here. The trick is to recognize it, and let this knowledge inform your actions.

It always has been and always will be, the present. Everything, anything is possible.

Hint 1: Love is the answer.

Hint 2: All action is simultaneous.

Hint 3: Man is time.



P.S. If you like Lucha Bruja, please consider writing a reader review of it at Amazon… and THANKS!

Drop me a line!

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