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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Wilfred Santiago  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction Other Science Fiction

Born: in Puerto Rico


Illinois Connection

Santiago lives in Evanston, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Santiago is an author and artist.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

21: The Story of Roberto Clemente
ISBN: 1560978929

Fantagraphics Books. 2011

A graphic novel biography of Puerto Rico's greatest baseball star. 21 is an all-ages graphic biography of baseball star Roberto Clemente: No other baseball player dominated the 1960s like him and no other Latin American player achieved his numbers. 21 chronicles his early days growing up in rural Puerto Rico, the highlights of his career (including the 1960s World Series), the prejudice he faced, his private life and his humanitarian mission. Santiago captures the grit of Clemente's rise from his impoverished childhood, to the majesty of his performance on the field, to his fundamental decency as a human being, in a drawing style that combines realistic attention to detail and expressive cartooning.

In My Darkest Hour
ISBN: 1560975911

Fantagraphics Books. 2004

First book by a powerful new voice in graphic lit. The Age of Anxiety has never been better depicted in comics form than in In My Darkest Hour, a modernist, mainstream graphic novel that explores the inner life of its protagonist, Omar Guerrero, a 28 year-old Latin American transient, who confronts his pervasive feelings of inadequacy, anger, guilt, and escalating alienation. Guerrero's tumultuous sexual liaisons with younger women, an attempt to deny his fading youth, force him to question his own nature and values as he struggles between expurgating his neuroses and the evasive understanding of his existence. His peculiar relationship with Lucinda, a secluded student, gives him a vague sense of hope, a vision of a life of inner stability, and perhaps love. But old demons die hard, and the futility of his fight has him wondering how long before he finally either overcomes his pathos or succumbs to his weaknesses. Memories and nightmares fuel Omar's fear that he might not only be losing his mind, but that perhaps, he already has. In My Darkest Hour is a harrowing meditation on human angst, painful subjectivity, and the quintessential quest of self in a seemingly bleak, uncertain and mutable world.

ISBN: 1560975180

Eros Comix. 2002

The creator of The Thorn Garden returns with three new erotic stories guaranteed to take you to the limits of fantasy. See a barrio where horny teens embark on a world of nihilistic hedonism, a sharp satire on the world of supermodels and a desparate woman hooking in a kinky third world society. Dip into the pink!

Maverick #1 (In the Shadow of Death) January 1997

Marvel Comics. 1997

"The Sword Sung on a Barren Heath"

Pop Life #2

Fantagraphics. 1999

Pop Life #1 by Ho Che Anderson and Wilfred Santiago

STATIC #'s 22-25

DC/Milestone (1993-1997). 1995