Hm, personal life or dc comics related? Like the fact that he's a 10 year old kid, and had a rough childhood etc.. I'm not gonna babble on about his biography. I just dont like the fact that his name was sort of a ripoff of marvel's Captain Marvel... because I like that name way better than shazam. Actually I like dc comics hell of a lot more than marvel, but thats just me.
Chinese newsprint to be exact. At least for this one. If I had a corresponding comic handy I'll use that as a background. I adhere the newsprint to stretched canvas, then spray paint the various stencils on top of it.