2017
09.13

The ZEGAS collection, published by Fantagraphics, debuts at SPX this weekend, Sept 16 & 17.

I’ll be signing advance copies at the Fantagraphics table (W56-61) Sat 4 PM & Sun 3 PM.

SPX banner art by Sloane Leong.

ZEGAS will be officially available in stores late November.

Your Local Comic Shop can order it from the Diamond/Previews catalogue, New order code: SEP171622

I’ll mostly be tabling also be at the Bergen Street Press table (W79) with Chuck Forsman & Melissa Mendes all weekend!

Additionally, Copra #31 is officially available, ORDER HERE!

2017
08.05

C O P R A #31

What does a political sex cult, a drug deli, and vigilante justice have in common? They’re Castillo’s Saturday night, that’s what. Catch this rare glimpse into the mind of Copra’s top enforcer in this painfully personal war on crime in COPRA #31!

As you might’ve heard, Fantagraphics is publishing a collection of my other series ZEGAS (Tell your Local Comics Shops!! Diamond code: MAR178365) for a November 15th release. If you’re unfamiliar with the title that kicked off Copra Press, this is your chance to read these out-of-print stories that I still dearly love.
You’ll get a chance to check out advance copies of Zegas at SPX this September. It’s too early to confirm but we’re hoping to have a signing at the Fanta table (I will be there all weekend at the Bergen Street Press table, too).
Finally, I’ll soon be posting sneak peeks of some non-Copra projects over on my Patreon page, on top of my page-by-page serialization of N E G △ T I ▽ E L △ N D — get on it!
2017
07.06

The collected Zegas, published by Fantagraphics, will be released this Fall and is now available for Pre-Order!

2017
05.30

It had to happen. THIRTY ISSUES. It’s not every day a comic hits that number. Enter: COPRA versus COPRA in this milestone 30th issue! The classic team rumbles with Team X and things go down in Miami the only way they can: sleazy, chaotic, brutal. Why are you reading this instead of buying it?!

But hey, you’re here already. Let me tell you about some conventions I’ll be attending in June.

CAKE in Chicago, IL · June 10-11

and

HEROES CON in Charlotte, NC · June 16-18

Additionally, Mark Peters gave COPRA a great write-up over at Salon. It’s a streamlined, reader-friendly summation, so pass it along to any friend or enemy who hasn’t yet jumped on board.

Additionally Part Two: CBR’s Chris Neill evaluates COPRA through the lens of Watchmen while briefly breaking down the history of comic book analogues.

Back to COPRA 30. Get it in print. Get it digitally. Either way, get it. Here’s a preview.

 

2017
05.17

NEGATIVE LAND! The new Copra Press series can be read exclusively on Patreon.

Additionally, I’ll be posting tons of behind-the-scene Copra art and How-To essays.

Oh, and commissions – check it out and spread the word!

2017
03.20

COPRA #29 is here!

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Two stories for the price of one! Our lead story features the reunited Copra members making a hasty “escape” from Compota Kingdom.

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The back end showcases Team X trying to ambush a target with dangerously mixed results, as these few preview pages promise…

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And here are a few close-up shots that I took as I was working on these pages. Not as messy as I expected!

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Convention Time

MoCCA (NYC)

East Coast Comicon (Secaucus, NJ)

CAKE (Chicago, IL)

HeroesCon (Charlotte, NC)

SPX (Bethesda, MD)

Those are the shows I’ll be at this year and I hope to see you there, so mark your calendars.

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There you have it, 24 full-color pages on sturdy Cougar Opaque paper for five bucks. Get COPRA #29 while you can, and prepare for next time: COPRA turns 30!

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2017
01.01

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COPRA Subscription 2017

This guarantees that you get the next SIX issues promptly and before they’re out of print. THE SIX ISSUES INCLUDE the next three pivotal chapters in the ongoing saga, COPRA issues #s 29, 30, and 31 PLUS the final 3 installments of the mini-series COPRA VERSUS. Those CV issues consist of standalone stories that focus on COPRA villains. Up to bat are Los Asesinos (from Copra #19), the Ochizon horsemen (from #s 11 & 12), and the Vitas crew (from #1).

You don’t want to miss a single one of these issues.

2017
01.01

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Paste’s very own Sequential Heart Podcast interviewed me recently about all things COPRA with some back issue bin diving chatter thrown in.

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Over at the Fire & Water Podcast Network, I overviewed one of my favorite single comic books and defended nobody’s favorite crossover event, Millennium. Get dirty with me on the Justice League International: Bwah-Ha-Ha Podcast.

 

2016
12.08

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Heavy duty COPRA Vinyl Stickers are here! You can get them both in one shot, or individually, and they feature all-new artwork for our wide cast of heroes/villains. I also drew and handcrafted the top label, so get them while supplies last.

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As for comics, COPRA Round 4 is available and ready to be held by us. Bergen Street Press can make sure that happens, and so can your Local Comic Shop; tell them R4 is in Previews ( Diamond Code: SEP161366 ) and they’ll come through.

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Oh, hey, I should mention that Paste listed COPRA as one of their 25 Best Comics of 2016 as did the Beat and ComicBook.Com. Also, the A.V. Club Readers’ Poll repped COPRA as one of the best comic series in 2016. The season of lists has officially begun. [UPDATE: Comicverse weighed in on the Best Indie Comics 2016.]

Some interesting discussions have been popping up about this here comic. I already linked to Abhay Khosla’s massive overview (which is strangely unavailable but has been rescued by Abhay himself for posterity) — but in response to one of his followers, Abhay went off again. I appreciate that Copra gets looked over in several ways, most times pretty intensely, as onlookers always approach it very differently. I relate to overanalyzing things that perhaps weren’t built to be held under tight scrutiny, so all this activity is deeply appreciated.

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Ron Edwards, over at Comics Madness, feels the same way. All the topics brought up are important to me, so I’m happy that the discussion is being cultivated. Ron wrote a piece on Mark Gruenwald which at a glance, I basically disagree with, but I look forward to forming a rebuttal when I get the chance. Like I said, I’m into these discussions.

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There’s also a Copra write up by Kim O’Connor in the inaugural issue of Critical Chips, edited by Zainab Akhtar (who ran a feature on her Comics & Cola blog called Comics Shelfie in which I contributed to long ago). Anyway, I’ve yet to read the piece in question (copy’s in the mail), but I like Kim’s writing so I’m very much looking forward to it. [UPDATE: Got my copy, read it, loved it. Now available digitally.]

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Last but not least, the COPRA Subscription 2017 is now live!

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This includes COPRA #s 29, 30, and 31 / COPRA VERSUS #s 3, 4, and 5. Issues will start rolling out in the new year. Don’t miss out!

Wherever you are, whatever you do, stay safe and have a happy holiday.

2016
12.07

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COPRA VERSUS #2 : A. R. M. is here. This self-contained origin story covers the critical transformation of cyborg bounty hunter Klaus (last seen in Copra #4). We’ll see how his ruthless crew evolved and all the mayhem that suggests. Here’s a preview:

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In addition, you get two COPRA member profiles, continuing a series of “index entries” with all-new art & info.

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Plus a back cover by Olympians cartoonist George O’Connor.

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You can also read this issue on comiXology. Either way, Copra Versus is here for you.

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