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Mangled Stare
Austin, TX

Will Rodriguez began Mangled Stare in 2001 after realizing that his dream to create a comic strip hadn’t lost any steam since it first popped into his mind at the age of 8.

After marriage, a mortgage, and the birth of his first child became a reality, Will knew that he wanted to leave his children a legacy of the talent with which he had been blessed. Chronicling the events of parenthood and marriage just seemed a natural fit for the budding comic. Originally, the character Mimo was going to be a wrestler called The Puerto Rican Mangler, based on a joke in the office one day. Will remembered that he wasn’t too keen on wrestling and changed the idea to push Mimo into the role of a vigilante-style super hero, The Mighty Mangler.

Now readers get to see how a father and husband balances his home life with the rigors of superhero duty. Find hundreds of comics published on and voluntarily donate to show your support!

In addition to Mangled Stare, artist Will Rodriguez is also a freelance illustrator, animator, and game artist.

Mangled Stare is not verified as a 501(c)3 organization.

Latest News

Jul 14, 2015

Mangled Medical

Sometimes, it just takes a bit of deduction. Also, teaching really DOES take a LOT out of the time-bank. Sorry for the long stretch between comics.

Feb 26, 2015

Aztec Nose

THIS…. THIS is the reason why I don’t draw noses on her! O.O

Nov 03, 2014

Bus Signal

So, becoming a teacher has swallowed nearly all of any spare time I thought I had and I can’t apologize enough for that. I hope you folks are still out there and if you are, know that Mangled Studios luvs ya!

Aug 19, 2014

It’s Coming…

Soon, the story will be told.

Aug 14, 2014

All Gravy

Cream Gravy in them veins?! Chicken-fried steak, mashed potatoes, and a dinner roll on the plate makes a pretty sweet meal!

Jul 31, 2014

Blood Works

Everyone has a favorite hangout, right?

Jul 23, 2014

Dental Honesty

Those bright lights in the dentist’s chair are like interrogation lights, really.

Jul 16, 2014

Pricey Napkins

Because napkins should be free! FREE THE NAPKINS!