100 Colorado Creatives: Mario Acevedo

#22: Mario Acevedo

Mario Acevedo writes evil good stories about a soldier-turned-vampire detective named Felix Gomez, who tangles with zombies and werewolves and other more "exotic" monsters in books like The Nymphos of Rocky Flats and The Undead Kama Sutra. And they're funny! His latest project is Good Money Gone, a collaboration with author Richard Kilborn.

Acevedo is also an active voice in the local community of mystery and fantasy writers, a sometime instructor at Lighthouse Writers Workshop and a painter who, among other things, creates canvases committed to motorcycles and tributes to Denver's sweetest neon signs. We invited Acevedo to share some wit via the 100CC questionnaire; read on for his short and sweet answers. They're all one-liners.

See also:100 Colorado Creatives: Jerry Vigil

If you could collaborate with anyone in history, who would it be, and why?

Only one? The late sci-fi artist John Berkey. I could've learned a lot from him. And F. Scott Fitzgerald. I would have told him that The Great Gatsby became a bigger success than he ever imagined, and then maybe he wouldn't have drunk himself to death.

Who in the world is interesting to you right now, and why?

My writing buddies Warren Hammond, Angie Hodapp, Jeanne Stein and Aaron Michael Ritchey. They have big, voluptuous brains.

What's one art trend you want to see die this year?

In the coiffure arts -- the faux hawk. Either have the 'nads to grow a real Mohawk, or comb your hair. And tuck in your shirt.

Continue reading for more from Mario Acevedo.

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