Copra #4 is here, ready and waiting for you! I’m really glad to see this one make it to my doorstep, completely ignoring the snowstorm we had recently. Not only that, but we finally get to see our Copra gang together, working in tandem to solve their problems more efficiently, the way friends are meant to be.
Great news! More stores are carrying Copra, so check them out if they’re in your area: Copacetic (Pittsburgh), Locust Moon (Philadelphia), Orbital (UK) and Nobrow (UK).
The third issue of Copra just showed up on my doorstep and is ready to go without a minute to spare! You can buy it here!
Continuing where the adventure left off, we meet some new characters who finally complete the Copra line-up to be reckoned with, as well as the next step in their on-the-run scramble. Bullets! Parades! Dimensional portals! Demolished bodegas! Colors! Ink lines! What more could you possibly want out of a comic?
Some of you have asked about a collected edition or about digital distribution. Those are distant concerns, faint possibilities that may or may not happen. I’m concentrating on putting these issues out on time, having them retain the quality I’ve set for them, and making each hard copy as special as possible. That much I am certain of.
I hinted at this last month, but Copra will very soon be carried by a few shops overseas. I’ll let you know the sordid details as soon as I get them. For now, these wonderful comic book stores are happy to carry Copra: Bergen St. Comics (Brooklyn), Floating World (Portland), Zanadu Comics (Seattle), and Mission: Comics & Art (SF).
So the new year has finally come and upon reflection, 2012 wasn’t so bad after all! I’ve been a [micro?] publisher for over a year now and have launched a new title: COPRA. Here’s a brief look back on the recent nods.
Tucker Stone included my comics – Copra, Zegas & Deathzone! – in his sharp, personal Best Of list forThe Comics Journal. Tucker has been more than instrumental in getting me through those first few Copra issues by saving me from comic book cabin fever. Big thanks to Matt Seneca and Abhay Khosla, too.
Comics Alliance braved a massive look back in 5 parts, and Copra made the cut in Part 4 a.k.a. The Hellboy Memorial Awards. Major thanks to Dylan Todd, Chris Sims, Caleb Goellner, and Joseph Hughes for their continued support.
The biggest thanks go to Kat Roberts, who acts as the Copra Press house editor by proxy and a one-woman army of patience and inspiration.
Last but not least, Bryan Galatis and Erik Mallo have lent their talents to making those fun short video clips every time a new issue comes out. Here’s the latest.
And just for good measure, here’s the trailer for the previous issue, which didn’t grace – no pun intended – this blog all month.
I’m deeply touched and inspired to keep on doing my Copra thing thanks to all your awesome feedback. All you readers have been really great and I’m very excited to keep making comic books for you to read. Here’s to 2013.
– Conventions! I’ll have a table at the Locust Moon Festival this upcoming Sunday December 16th in Philadelphia. For details & directions, visit their blog or their FB page.
Enough yapping. Here are some pages…
There you have it! Second issue’s here and I’m just warming up. COPRA continues to be a 24 page, full color monthly comic, so stay tuned. I have tons more characters, stories and choreographed mayhem to employ. See you in thirty.
This is my latest project, a new series featuring a slew of new characters I’ve written, drawn & published. COPRA is a 24 page, full color action comic – numbered and limited to 400 copies – that will be serialized monthly. That’s right, every month you’ll have a new issue of COPRA waiting for you.
Let’s see, how to best describe what COPRA actually is… Well, for starters, it’s the unholy marriage between my Zegas style and my Suicide Squad love letter Deathzone!
Or you can click on the individual pages and see for yourself:
I am beyond excited for this. It’s a massive undertaking and so far it’s been nothing but a blast.
COPRA #1 will make its debut at the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival this Saturday, November 10 (noon-7p.m.). It’s my newest comic book, and we’ll be selling it upstairs next to the Jack Kirby Museum, so stop by and check it out!