2015
08.19

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“Guilty Pleasure” is a Daredevil story I wrote, drew, and colored for Secret Wars: Secret Love #1 and it’s here!

It’s out right this very second at your local comics store (or digitally.) Look for this cover by David Nakayama!

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Daredevil & Karen Page created by Stan Lee & Bill Everett.

Typhoid Mary created by Ann Nocenti & John Romita Jr.

Mephisto created by Stan Lee & John Buscema (redesigned by JRJR).

Punisher created by Gerry Conway, Ross Andru John Romita Sr.

Punisher

Daredevil was the first Marvel comic I collected with regularity, feverishly hunting for back issues and anxiously awaiting next month’s episode. I’ve drawn Daredevil several times since, sometimes even for try-out pages.

DDD

Typhoid Mary’s another story. She’s only graced my drawing board a couple of times.

Typhoid & Co.

Rogues’ gallery sketch, 2010: Wild Boys, Typhoid Mary, Bushwacker, Bullet, Ammo.

DD.Bergen.2Daredevil #1 sketch variant for Bergen Street Comics, 2011.

Regardless, I was ready to make my very own  love letter to the series that briefly had a stoic DD running around in bandages.

DDesk shot

Which speaks to my story’s backdrop: INFERNO aka that time when demons took over Manhattan and Matt Murdock was caught up in its insanity while dealing with his own drama (issues 262, 263 & 265 are hands down the best. Cap it off with 266). Nocenti wrote funny, insightful and exciting stories here, and JRJR matched her intensity with a visual flair that has remained strong since the days of its publication. This is classic stuff, electrifying material that has clearly stayed with me.

Radar

Of course I was going to tap into this brief but potent corner of Hell’s Kitchen. Getting to work on these characters has been a thrill of a lifetime (as some could probably tell when I started shooting my mouth off) so go out and get this here issue. Plenty of other cool stories in there, too — Secret Wars: Secret Love #1!

DD cast

REVIEWS

“Michel Fiffe is finally unleashed on the Marvel Universe.” – Comicosity

“Fiffe brings his kinetic vibe that he’s perfected.” – Graphic Policy

“Reminds us how fun comics can be.” – Pop Culture Uncovered

“Overwhelming and intoxicating.” – Wait, What?

“Fiffe never loses his own voice, filling the pages with his own idiosyncratic manner.” – Nothing But Comics

“Daredevil has a little more character than he’s usually drawn with.” – Women Write About Comics

“Captures the insanity of the demonically-possessed New York City.” – Deadshirt

“Tightly told story, most remarkable for Fiffe’s art.” – Comic Book Resources / Robot 6

“Fiffe’s artwork evokes a ‘70s-style noir comic, providing a great background for a Daredevil story.” – Newsarama

“This one in particular stood out.” – Smash Pages

“A delight to read.” – Bleeding Cool

“An excellent exploration of the relationship between Matt Murdock & Karen Page.” – Sound On Sight

PROCESS

DD layouts C.NEWW

DD pencil pg 4 FIFFE

DD BW INK 4

DD Color pg 4

2015
08.15

C O P R A #23

Copra 23  Cover

COPRA 23 is now available – 24 full color pages of nothing but loving devotion to an intimate super powered massacre.

GRACIE 23

LLOYD 23

WIR 23

Here’s a reminder of how awesome Dieter Van Der Ougstraete is. I continue to be blown away by his contribution to COPRA. All bow to VDO!

DIETER 23

But yes… CopraCOPRA. Issue 23 has crawled out of the thing we call July and it has made it all the way here. Best not to sleep on it: get COPRA 23!

Gracie Speed

2015
06.28

GRACIE

Awesome article/interview on COPRA over at Paste! Thank you, Matthew Meylikhov.

There’s also a 2 part interview conducted over Heroes Con by Kyle Pinion for the Beat. Part ONE and Part TWO.

Speaking of Heroes Con, thanks to Andy Wolverton for stopping by and chatting me up on behalf of the Comics Alternative podcast.

Coming soon: my panel with Klaus Janson (!) conducted by Greg Matiasevich.

2015
06.17

HEROES CON 2015 — I will be there! Come to TABLE AA-1101 for comics, sketches, big prints, little prints, original art, posters, and more comics!

Also, go see Kat Roberts & Derek Marks at TABLE AA-929. They’ll have tons of their awesome comics, too.

HEROES BULLET
PANEL: KLAUS JANSON AND MICHEL FIFFE IN CONVERSATION!
12:00 pm, Room 207AB — moderated by Greg Matiasevich. This is basically gonna be me gushing for an hour.

Janson Fiffe bullet

Also, I’ll be doing some sketches on a limited quantity of canvases provided by me. Pick a backdrop, request a character, I’ll do it up.

HOPEY

This weekend. Charlotte, North Carolina. By any means necessary, come! Hope to see you at the show! HEROES CON 2015.

 

2015
06.04

C O P R A # 22

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COPRA #22, this one’s got a lot packed into it. It’s another “Personal Files” type of story (last one was back in #7) where we take stock of all of the players, but we don’t slow down in the slightest. New characters, a new mission, a couple of losses define this issue. It’s the first of a 3-part lesson in four color brutality.

COPRA 22 page

Roll call:

Skeleton Crewww

Rituals:

Ochizon Ritual

Engineering:

wired

Missions:

raw crew

Let’s not forget about another intense back cover/Copra comic by cartoonist extraordinaire Dieter VDO.

VDO 22

Start your summer right. COPRA #22.

GGGGGGG

2015
06.04

Avengers Ad Infinitum

What my version of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes looks like, Avengers Ad Infinitum, in which I pit Arno Stark, the Maestro & Beta Ray Bill against the Defenders and an army of fight slave Infinity War doppelgängers.

2015
06.02


COPRA BOUND 1

That up there is a Lloyd drawing for a custom made Copra hardcover book made by a longtime reader. It collects the first 18 issues (plus Deathzone!) – an awesome, humbling, cool looking thing to hold.

COPRA BOUND 2

COPRA BOUND 3

COPRA BOUND 4

COPRA BOUND 5

See that drawing below? You might recognize that big guy as Copra’s own WIR teaming up with Miss Nina in this exclusive print! Check out her and her band’s crowd funding campaign for more info on how to contribute in order to get this Copra print (as well as other cartoonist prints that are available).

MISS NINA and WIR 2

INTERVIEW! Comic New Insider chatted me up at TCAF and at the 40 minute mark I start rambling about self publishing and fight scenes.

REVIEW! La Habitación No. 26 reviews Copra Round Two! It’s in Spanish which is nice since I can forward it to my family and prove that comics are still part of my lifestyle.

PANELS! Another dedicated longtime Copra reader posted panels of every issue so far, four images at a time. When I say “longtime” I mean this reader was one of the first ten to subscribe to Copra when I first offered the sub. What this meant was that they would get a free sketch on the inside front cover for the first year’s worth if comics. Anyway, here are some panels.

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Since I rarely ever look back on these issues, it was neat to see them all in one shot. It was also interesting to see what panels were singled out and zeroed in on. Those up there were the first 9 issue in reverse order. Here are issues 10-21.

PANELS 2

Speaking of those first ten subscribers, here’s another one who posted pics of the actual sketches in his copies!

Sub Sketch 6

Sub Sketch 8

Check out the rest here. Kinda funny how you can see the amount of detail fall off one by one. Hey, I tried making them all as cool as possible! Completing every issue is a race against time itself. Time always wins but hell, at least I get an issue out of it.

2015
06.01

REVENGER FIFFE

Revenger #2 back cover that I drew for this new Chuck Forsman comic [self] published by Oily Comics. This is one of my favorite modern comics.

Private Eye Fiffe

This one’s for the Private Eye by Brian K. Vaughan & Marcos Martin. Major thanks to Panel Syndicate for delivering this great comic. See more guest artists here.

Ares: Bringer of War is George O’Connor’s latest installment in his massive Olympians book project. I drew this Ares head shot in honor of all those slain in the wake of George’s ambitious, destructive vision.

2015
04.01

C O P R A # 21

COPRA 21

COPRA #21 is here. Boomer & Lloyd & Wolfgang Ice & blood & New Orleans & revenge.

Copra 21 Splash

ETSY 21 B

ETSY 21 C

ETSY 21 E

Also, the great Dieter VDO made the back cover.

ETSY 21 D

 

No more foolin’. Get COPRA #21.

2015
04.01

COPRA TOUR 2015 Schedule

TOUR TIME

RIPExpo – March 28th & 29th (Providence, RI)

MoCCA – April 11 & 12 (NYC)

FLOATING WORLD Copra Round 2 Release Party/Exhibit – Thursday, April 16th (Portland, OR)

LINEWORK NW – April 19th, Sunday appearance only (Portland, OR)

THIRD EYE COMICS / FREE COMIC BOOK DAY – Saturday, May 2nd (Annapolis, MD)

TCAF – May 9 & 10 (Toronto, Canada)

HEROES CON – June 19th to 21st (Charlotte, NC)

SPX – September 19 & 20 (Bethesda, MD)

C O P R A — T O U R — R E P O R T 

WHIYEHAUS

PRESS TIME

NYmag

New York Magazine – Copra through the lens of fanfic.

Sequart – massive Copra overview.

Eat Geek Play – sleek breakdown of the series.

Illustration Friday – nice showcase on various art pieces.

Topless Robot – Round Two review.

Comics Tavern – brief interview where I say stuff like:

The only thing I personally hope this Suicide Squad movie does is raise enough interest in the John Ostrander/Kim Yale series to the point where DC puts it back into print, hopefully benefiting Ostrander. That run deserves to be on the shelves, high amongst the classics and making everything else pale in comparison.”