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Bloodstrike: Brutalists Order Form

Print this out and take it to your Local Comics Shop to ensure you get your summer copies of Bloodstrike: Brutalists!

Issue #0 (Part One) ORDER CODE: APR180490
Issue #23 (Part Two) ORDER CODE: APR180494
Issue #24 (Part Three) ORDER CODE: MAY 180105

Also available digitally through Image Comics and comiXology!
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BLOODSTRIKE : BRUTALISTS

BLOODSTRIKE : BRUTALISTS is hitting comic shops worldwide early June, from Image Comics!

Preview pages at The Comics Journal

Process Party Episode 67: Michel Fiffe interview & Bloodstrike/COPRA discussion 

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COPRA Round Five

COPRA Round Five is coming! This Bergen Street Press collection features issues 2631 and should be available April 4th! Order it directly from Bergen Street Press!

Tell your stores! Order Code: FEB181164

Here’s the official page for the Diamond Distributors/Previews listing.

Print and fill out the form below to give to your LCS!

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The Word On ZEGAS

The Comics Journal: Zegas Review

A.V. ClubZegas Highlights the Many Dimensions of Comic-Book Storytelling (Essay)

Comicosity: KIRBYOLOGY: Heirs to Weirdness (and Badassness)

Fuck Up Some Comics: Comics-splaining

Adventures in Poor Taste: Zegas Review

Ryan C.’s Four Color ApocalypseZegas Review

Multiversity Comics: Zegas Review

Sequart: Review of Michel Fiffe’s Zegas (and Copra)

The Frog Queen: Comic Book Review (Video)

Vulture: 8 Comics to Read in November

A.V. Club: Birthdays Are Bullshit in Zegas (Exclusive Preview)

The Beat: Best C0mics of 2017

Paste: Everything Else We Loved (and Hated) about Comics in 2017

The Hundreds: Best of 2017 :: Graphic Novels

Allion: The Good Comics of 2017 – Tom Shapira’s Summary (COPRA)

ComicBook: The 10 Best Indie Comics of 2017 (COPRA)

INTERVIEWS

Smash Pages: Michel Fiffe on Zegas (Q&A)

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BLOODSTRIKE · NEG△TI▽EL△ND · ZEGAS

PROJECTS

Bloodstrike : Brutalists · Image Comics · 2018

Negativeland · Patreon-exclusive series

Zegas · Fantagraphics, Nov. 2017

CONVENTIONS

Comic Arts Brooklyn, Table A12, Saturday, Nov. 11th

JHU Comic Books, NYC location signing w/ Chuck Forsman, Nov. 15th

Miami Book Fair, Panel & Signing, Sunday Nov. 19th

INTERVIEWS

Smash Pages: Michel Fiffe on Zegas (Q&A)

Graphic PolicyCopra – If Suicide Squad was an Art Comic (Podcast)

FW Presents: Mountain Comics EP. 7 (Roger Stern appreciation)

MERCH

Limited Edition COPRA Tote Bag by Bergen Street Press

COPRA Round Five Coming Soon

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ZEGAS · COPRA · SPX

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!

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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!
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NEGATIVELAND debuts on Patreon

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!

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C O P R A #29

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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Copra RAW Boomer

Copra RAW Zoe

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!

COPRA Prime

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COPRAVERSE : Stickers, Subs, and Criticism

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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.