Zegas #2, the follow up to my one-man anthology Zegas #1, came out in March 2012 at nearly twice the size at 44 pages. Continuing the Zegas sibling’s neorealistic stories set to psychedelic color coded backdrops, this issue introduces the beginning of a new serial: Habana ’76, a stark, intimate look at Cuba’s capital city.
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Fresh into the New Year, I started a fundraising campaign to get Zegas #2 printed. The place was RocketHub, and the campaign’s success relied on a grassroots, word-of-mouth approach. A short video was made to spread the word (featuring music by Erik Mallo).
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Major thanks to every single one of you who donated. I can’t express my gratitude enough to those that linked, liked, poked, retweeted, mentioned, and relentlessly spread the word.
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For this issue’s step-by-step, I focused on my various uses of the “super panel”, a formative storytelling tool that I wrote at length about in an analysis called Panel Über Alles. Here’s a double page spread from Zegas #2 which utilizes the trick…
… and here, before further preview pages, are larger scans of said pages. Click away!
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(Habana ’76 Portion)
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Zegas #2 is sold out. The stores below initially carried it, but they may no longer have copies. Feel free to ask them, but it’s highly unlikely that they have any left. Since a reprint isn’t in the works, a collection is the next time this issue will be back in print. I appreciate the interest and am thankful to these fine shops for stocking the title in the first place!
Bergen Street Comics (Brooklyn, NY)
Oh, and Zegas is also available at the Multnomah County Library in Oregon! It’s cool to think of those comics being checked out… do so if you’re in the area!