Born in Santander (Spain) 7/9/1983, Marta G. Luque,
best known as 'MGL' or 'Sniper' , started drawing at the age of
3. She was able to read, taught by her mother, before going to
school; aged 6 started writing her first short tales. Her father
was an artist who left his career to become an engineer. Her two
brothers, aged 17 and 13 when she arrived, were a big influence
to her. Sharing the same interests, introduced her into the world
of comics, literature, computers, cinema, and music; they made
the base to her future personality, likes and dislikes.
Grew up reading
american, french & spanish best comics (Spiderman,
Fantastic Four, Superman, Asterix,
Mortadelo&Filemón, Superlópez, etc) Also reading
newspaper's cartoons (Snoopy, Garfield,
Reading novels (Herman Melville,
Jules Verne, Gustavo A. Bécquer, Rudyard Kipling, Michael Ende,
Miguel Delibes, J.R.R Tolkien, Philip K. Dick, ...) Watching
Hanna-Barbera series, Walt disney's films, and american cinema
(Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Empire of the sun, Blade Runner, Die
Hard, Top Gun, ...)
Favourite directors: Ridley Scott,
Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Tim Burton and Mamoru Oshii.
Harrison Ford, Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan, Sean Connery, Julia Roberts,
Nicolas Cage, Bruce Willis, Sigourney Weaver, Val Kilmer, Whoopi
Goldberg, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Tommy Lee Jones, Geena
Davis, Michael J. Fox, Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke, Ewan
McGregor, Liam Neeson, Nick Nolte, Susan Sarandon, John
Malkovich, and Christian Bale.
Favourite scriptwriters: Quentin
Tarantino, Larry&Andy Wachovski, Warren Ellis, Alan Moore.
She also enjoys going to the
theatre (Shakespeare, Dario Fo, Fernando Arrabal, El Tricicle )
Listening to classical
music, and music from the 60s 70s 80s and 90s (Favourite
groups Queen and Presuntos Implicados)
Her first contact
with the japanese culture were her brother's Mazinger Z
playing cards and the Saint Seya and Captain Tsubasa
anime series on TV, later Ranma 1/2 appeared. Aged 14
started to buy her own comics, new american regular
series from a rookie company, Image: Gen13, DV8,
Then manga changed her
life. After seeing in a shop the last number of Dragon
Fall, a funny tribute to Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball, by
a spanish artist (Nacho Fernandez), she fell in love.
Then many titles became to increase her monthly spending.
Masamune Shirow was
the next stage. Human drama, hard plot and well-grown
characters impacted her. Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira made a
similar effect. Future in modern sci-fi (cyberpunk) often
shows a destroyed world after a catastrophical event, or
a weak, lost, mankind fighting for survival in a cruel
and artificial society.
Meanwhile she bought
some weird alternative comics, Cels Piñol's Fanhunter:
stupid stories, dreadful pictures, mad characters, crazy
thing. It changed all her ideas of comic-making.
Few years later,
more titles from Image, Danger Girl, Battle Chasers and
Divine Right showed her what amerimanga was, brand new
influences to her drawing style.
||First computer she saw: her brother's
Commodore, with tennis games. Then the first PCs and
flying simulators. Aged 8 she received a Game Boy with 12
games as Christmas present. In 1994 she had her own
computer, 486x. In 1997 she won a Playstation in a radio
program by writing an article. Her first psx games, Final
Fantasy VII and Need for Speed II (She loves race games,
beat 'em up and adventures RPG)
studying 2º Bachiller (Latin, Greek, English, Literature,
Philosophy, History) at IES Santa Clara, wants to learn japanese,
and hopes to go next year to Salamanca's university and become a
journalist. She'd like to work in comic/film scripts, doing
illustrations, writing articles/novels, or/and webdesigning.
You can contact
her at SniperWolf@ozu.es
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