Hi, e’rybody! My name is Eric M. Esquivel, and I’m an author. I write comics, prose, screen plays, critical analyses and little bits of journalism.
My work has inspired a record by UK Hip Hop artist Akira The Don:
…And a music video by “The World’s Greatest Horror Rock Band”, Calabrese:
We’re also puttin’ out issue #2 of the Calabrese Comic this year!
It’s about the world’s fastest teenager doin’ his damnedest to outrun adulthood, and the responsibilities that come with it.
A couple of very talented dudes said some very nice things about it:
“Eric M. Esquivel writes pop superheroes with a punk rock sense of humor.” – Jamie S. Rich, It Girl
“Fast, breezy super-hero action–with brains, heart and soul enough to make Electric Youth more than just another fleet-footed slacker. This is the perfect comic to take me back to the glory days of my previous favorite speedster. My pal, Eric Esquivel is light years ahead of the pack!” – Brian Augustyn, The Flash
Tom Hutchison is handin’ me the reigns to The Legend Of Oz: Wicked West (ongoing) #6-#8. I get to tell the secret origin of Jack Pumpkinhead, and I couldn’t be happier. He’s basically the Boba Fett of The Wicked West. It ships March 2013.
I’m writing five issues (at least) of something for Boom! Studios, but I’m not allowed to say what it is…even though if you Google my name + “Boom! Studios” a couple sites have leaked it.
I have been a rabid fan of Boom! for years. Working for them is hands down the most surreal thing that has ever happened to me.
There’s a 4 issue superhero team thing comin’ out through BDI this summer with my name on it, that’ll tie into their epic High Tide crossover event!
That’s all I am legally allowed to say.
*Spoilers: I wrote Lana Del Rey and Aquaman into it.*
Ander Sarabia and I have a story in the upcoming American History Z anthology, the third installment in the New York Times Best Selling Fubar original graphic novel series. A preview copy debuted at The Baltimore Comic Con on September 8th 2012. The real one ships around the world mid-2013.
Alex Diotto and I have a piece in the Vic Boone anthology! That one should drop in the first quarter of 2013. It’s my love letter to Andy Warhol and Arthur Fonzarelli.
I’ve got a short piece in Zombies Vs. Cheerleaders #8. It’s a spy-fi thing, with pencils by Jason Pedersen, inks by Rich Koslowski (Archie Meets Kiss!), and a title sequence by Hannah Nance Partlow.
I’m responsible for Thor: Unkillable Thunder Christ, published by Moonstone Books. It scored a 9.8 review from Multiversity. Here’s a few sample pages, via Bleeding Cool. And here’s a Comic Book Therapy interview. Score a copy here.
I also wrote this one thing called Blackest Terror, that people seem to dig. Here’s a Newsarama interview, and a Ghetto Manga interview I gave, regarding it. Score a physical copy here, or a digital copy here. And here’s a comic strip he appears in. He’ll appear again in the pages of of Ghetto Manga Magazine.
Calabrese’s new music video features characters I created for the Calabrese Comic Book! And art from the comic scrolls during the credits! And MY FLIPPIN’ NAME is in those credits!
Rock and roll, mother effers!
Andrew Barr and I are working on Calabrese #2! Stay tuned for a release date!
And pick up a copy of numero uno over here: http://www.calabreserock.com/store/COMIC%20BOOK%20CloseupPAGE%20FINAL.html !
Calabrese fans: the leader of R.O.C.K. has broken out of the comic book world and invaded the third dimension! Catch a glimpse of him in the video below!
This is the first time a character I created for a comic book has transitioned into film.
Pretty effin’ cool!
BEST FIGHT SCENE OF THE LAST TWELVE MONTHS (for The Bleeding Cool Awards 2012)
Maggie Chascarillo and Valerie The Frogmouth – Love and Rockets: New Stories #4
Sinister Six Vs The Avengers in Amazing Spider-Man
Batman Vs The Owls in Batman*
Shang Chi, Sharon Carter and Captain America in Secret Avengers #18
The Remains Of The Twelve Vs The Naked Dynamic Man
Presented by ERIC ESQUIVEL