The first time I knew about this story, it was because of the 1946 movie with Humprey Bogart. After that I decided to read the novel, and courtesy of my college’s library I read all the Philip Marlowe novels by Raymond Chandler.
The novel is not perfect and the plot is confusing, but it’s a great introduction to the P.I. Marlowe.
There are parallels between “The Big Sleep” and my fist story “Blackmail”, like well…the blackmail to a rich man and his crazy daughter.
When I told my dad that I was making a comic about a mexican Private Detective, he asked me if it was like Belascorán Shayne. At the time I didn’t know about Paco Ignacio Taibo II, so I bought “No happy ending” and I loved it. Then I got the compendium.
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Héctor Belascorán Shayne is an ingenier who quits his job and becomes a Independent Detective fighting for social causes.
Fausto and Belascorán share profession and an addiction to nicotine, but they are different approaches to life.
Not everyday is as busy for Fausto. Nor every case is dangerous or difficult. Between each volume, some months pass by. For example “The Cleopatra´s case” ends on November 3th, and “Missing” starts on December 23th. So what does Fausto do in the meantime? Nothing, he just has a normal life. Here he’s eating a torta: