Growing up in Corvallis, Maximilian Uriarte always knew one day he’d be a professional artist.
So, naturally, he figured the quickest way to get there would be to join the Marines and serve in a war zone. Twice.
Here’s the thing: It worked.
This week, Uriarte, now 33 and living in Santa Monica, California, is celebrating the release of his second graphic novel, “Battle Born: Lapis Lazuli.”