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.

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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.

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Start your summer right. COPRA #22.

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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.

PANELS 1

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.”

2015
02.25

C O P R A # 20

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 COPRA #20 is now available!  Join Boomer, Scuddy and Wolfgang Ice as they go abut their business in New Orleans. It’s gonna get hairy, it’s gonna get nasty.

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Get your hands dirty. Get COPRA #20.

2015
02.13

 

Round Two

In case you find yourself in a comic shop anytime soon, tell your merchant about COPRA Round Two! DIAMOND CODE: FEB151088

PRINT THIS OUT: http://tinyurl.com/R2form

“In case you find yourself…” As if you’ll just wake up and find yourself in a comic store out of nowhere. No, we want you to make it out to your shop and tell them about COPRA Round Two. Print that black & white form out (below, last one pictured) and give it to them, even! Or just call them up if it’s too cold where you live. Call them up and bug them – remind them. Constantly. Well, just once, really. Otherwise, they might get annoyed. We don’t want that. Support your local comic shop. Order COPRA Round Two today!

Photos by Adam Pruett

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2015
02.11

COPRA TOUR 2015

COPRA TOUR

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

[JUST ADDED] FLOATING WORLD Copra Round Two Release Party & Exhibit – Thursday, April 16th (Portland, OR)

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

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

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

SPX – September (Bethesda, MD)

This list will be updated all throughout the year, as related events & signings are added. Mark your calendars!

2015
01.25

COVER 19

COPRA #19 is here and it’s ready to kick off the latest story arc which features a new pack of weirdo assassins and impending doomsday! I know you missed them, so the Copra crew is back — but not before they have to go up against ASESINOS. Here’s a preview:

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Also in this issue, a Copra story serialized on the back covers of this arc, written & painted by none other than the mighty DIETER VDO! If you don’t know his work, fix that problem right this second; it is amazing, all of it. I am honored to have him draw some bizarro brutality for Copra.

ETSY 19 C

For those subscribers who put in their orders within the first few days, they’ll be getting a VITAS print, hand stamped from this carved out husk:

VITAS carved

I have to thank those who have stuck by the book since day one, but I also commend those who tried out the series by ordering the first collection, ROUND ONE, published by Bergen Street Comics Press. Coming soon’s the follow up, ROUND TWO. Please keep your eyes peeled for that!

This past year has been amazing in terms of new readers hopping on board, especially with the series making a few “Best Of” lists this past year:

B E S T   O F  2 0 1 4

A.V. Club

Entertainment Weekly

Comic Book

This Is Infamous

Journeys In Darkness and Light

Comicosity

Panel Patter

Comiks Debris

Panels

Floating World (store)

The Newest Rant

Comic Books Are Burning In Hell 

VITAS PRINT 1

 

The COPRA issues have made it to a few more stores than last year, too. I appreciate these fine establishments’ interest in stocking these comics, so make sure to support them!

Bergen St. Comics (Brooklyn, NY)

Floating World (Portland, OR)

Zanadu Comics (Seattle WA)

Chicago Comics (Chicago, IL)

Big Planet Comics (Washington, DC)

Mission: Comics & Art (San Francisco CA)

The Secret Headquarters (Los Angeles, CA)

Bridge City Comics (Portland, OR)

Chapel Hill Comics (Chapel Hill, NC)

Locust Moon Comics (Philadelphia, PA)

Third Eye Comics (Annapolis, MA)

Collectors Corner (Baltimore, MD)

Velocity Comics (Richmond, VA)

Desert Island (Brooklyn, NY)

Escape Pod Comics (Huntington, NY)

Copacetic Comics (Pittsburgh, PA)

Beguiling Books & Art (Toronto, Ontario, CAN)

Strange Adventures (Halifax, Nova Scotia , CAN)

Orbital Comics (London, UK)

There’s also been a bunch of great COPRA fan art, something which I am always in awe of (below, Raymond Salvador):

FAN ART Raymond Salvador

Here’s a Gracie piece by Jaimie C. Filer. I can’t get enough of these!

Gracie by Filer

So here it is – 2015. I’m ready to attack the New Year with new issues and new adventures. Full steam ahead – I’m very excited to get these stories out to you, page by page, month by month. Check in and check it out, starting with a great jumping on point: COPRA #19!