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Edgar Cantero

Edgar Cantero (Barcelona, 1981) is a guy who watches tons of movies, lives on noodles, deifies women, draws comics, and writes fiction. Edgar’s native languages are Spanish and Catalan; he began writing in the latter. His first book, “Dormir amb Winona Ryder” (Sleeping with Winona Ryder), was awarded the Joan Crexells prize for best novel of 2007. His work, ranging from short stories to screenplays, often features butt-kicking female characters, colorful violence, sunsets, thunderstorms, and ill-timed jokes.

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Meddling Kids: The Scooby-Doo gang faces the Elder Gods

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Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero 

“And I’d have gotten away with it too, if it weren’t for you meddling kids.” –attributed to nearly every villain on Hanna-Barbera’s Scooby-Doo animated series, 1969-1971.

In the early 1970s, cartoon quintet Daphne, Velma, Fred, Shaggy and Great Dane Scooby-Doo drove around in a painted van, solving supernatural mysteries — which always turned out to be staged by all-too-human villains. Edgar Cantero latched onto these cultural icons and flipped the script, asking the story what would happen if one of those ghostly, creepy, eerie creatures had not been human, after all.

Meddling Kids (2018) is set in 1990. In 1977, the Blyton Summer Detective Club, consisting of four young teens and a dog, solved the mystery of the Sleepy Lake Monster. The four youths were inseparable ... Read More