Hector E. Rodriguez
|(Creator/Artist - Hell’s Blood)|
|Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Hector’s family moved to NYC where he spent his early childhood years and from the city’s newsstands he started his journey into comic books and art. He was drawing from as early as kindergarten and when his mother moved them to Holyoke, Massachusetts in the summer of ‘78, his love of art and comics followed. His teenage years were spent drawing everything and anything having to do with comic books and graffiti while attending Holyoke High School. Unable to go to college, he took up sign shop at Westover Job Corps, working in the field for many years. His love for comic books soon resurfaced and he was at it again, self-taught for the most part. It wasn’t until he met Ven Yann in the 90’s that he started getting really serious about creating his own comic book. Learning what he could from Ven, the two found a Connecticut based group called the Comic book Artists Guild, where he met Keith Murphey, the co-founder of the guild. Working as a team, Murphey and Hector started a partnership which helped both creators’ talents grow and together they produced various projects. Starting with short stories for Guild Works Productions’ book Psychosis 1 and 2. Hector then moved on to do a kids book called Mandie Pandie for Sam Vera’s Crazy Comics and eventually completed his own book, Hell’s Blood, where the story opens with a shot of Holyoke City Hall.|
Hector lives in Western Massachusetts with his beautiful wife and gorgeous daughter.
Visit him at http://www.HellsBlood.net.