Z E G A S #2

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.

R E V I E W S

Bleeding Cool
Warren Peace Sings The Blues
Spandexless
Confessions of a Comic Shop Junkie
Comic Book Resources Top 100 of 2012
M E N T I O N
Best American Comics: the Notable Comics of 2013

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).

S U P P O R T

Hideous Energy podcast

Death To The Universe

The Comics Reporter

The Comics Beat

MTV Geek

Goodreads

I N T E R V I E W S

Rockethub

Spandexless

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.

In addition to releasing the handsomely produced Zegas #2, a couple of prints were made (above), as well as an accompanying shirt (below).

P R O C E S S 

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!

   

P R E V I E W

(Zegas Portion)

P R E V I E W

(Habana ’76 Portion)

P U R C H A S E

Directly from me (Etsy shop WHITEHAUS)

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)

Desert Island (Brooklyn, NY)
Book Court (Brooklyn, NY)
Chicago Comics (Chicago, IL)
Quimby’s Bookstore (Chicago, IL)
Meltdown Comics (Los Angeles, CA)
Comix Experience (San Francisco,CA)
Flying Colors (Concord,CA)
Star Clipper (St. Louis, MA)
Cosmic Monkey Comics (Portland, OR)
GOSH! (London, UK)

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!