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2 Unpublished Harvey Pekar Stories to be Featured in Tales of the Music Makers Graphic Novel

Tales of the Music Makers, a graphic novel showcasing the stories of Southern musicians including The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Taj Mahal, and Como Mamas, will feature two unpublished stories by legendary cartoonist Harvey Pekar. The graphic novel, which explores the origins and mission of the non-profit Music Maker Relief Foundation which helps “true pioneers and […]


Solving Puzzles To Escape: Preview Koren Shadmi’s The Abaddon From Z2 Comics

A new graphic novel arrives on November 12th from Z2 Comics, The Abaddon, written and illustrated by Koren Shadmi. Set in an apartment building and described as an “existential mystery” loosely based on No Exit by Sartre, we are promised plenty of interpersonal conflict, tension, and angst in this new work. Z2 describe the graphic […]


New York City Connects Strangers – Preview Pawn Shop From Z2 Comics

Yesterday, we brought you a preview of Z2’s upcoming graphic novel Ashes: A Firefighter’s Tale. Today we’re rolling out a preview of another of Z2’s autumn graphic novel releases, Pawn Shop, written by Joey Esposito, and illustrated by Sean Von Gorman.This is another New York focused comic from Z2 and created by locals and arrives […]




Things To Do In New York And Philadelphia This Week If You Like Comics

Wednesday, December 17th Locust Moon Comics at 34 South 40th Street in Philadelphia will host a Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream signing party at 7PM. They say: “oin us on Wednesday, 12/17 for a dreamy night of star-studded comic book glory, as many of the Philly-based contributors to the once-in-a-lifetime anthology Little Nemo: Dream Another […]

Preview Henni, A Truly Anti-Authoritarian Graphic Novel By Miss Lasko-Gross

I had the pleasure of getting a small preview of Miss Lasko-Gross’( Escape From Special, A Mess of Everything) new graphic novel Henni last spring at the Asbury Park Comic Con, when some images from the book were projected for the audience and the author performed a very gripping and emotional scene where central character […]




‘Patience Is An Artistic Virtue’ – Watch Joseph Remnant Working On New Graphic Novel Cartoon Clouds

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/87576221[/vimeo]   Joseph Remnant is a cartoonist from Ohio that currently lives in Southern California, and is the groundbreaking artistic talent behind Harvey Pekar’s Cleveland from Z2 Comics.  You can view Joseph Remnant’s artwork up close at “The Season of Spring” exhibit at Flower Pepper Gallery at 121 East Union Street, Pasadena, CA 91103 from March […]

Watch Paul Pope Talk About The Return Of Escapo

Paul Pope‘s 1999 Escapo is getting new life from Z2 Comics. Gritty, poetic and fast-paced, ESCAPO follows the adventures of a circus escape artist who struggles to evade Death itself – and the equally powerful grip of unrequited love. This time the book will be published in full-color (by Shay Plummer) and include 50+ pages of bonus content. […]

Dean Haspiel Has A Special Valentine’s Message For You, And It’s To Fear, My Dear

In April, Dean Haspiel’s (The Fox) new graphic novel Fear, My Dear: A Billy Dogma Experience, launches from Z2 Comics (formerly Zip Comics), the second release for Z2 in 2014, following Paul Pope’s Escapo. Fear, My Dear collects newly remastered and never before in print material in the love-war adventures of anti-hero Billy Dogma and […]

Paul Pope’s Escapo Is Coming – Heralded By A Dean Haspiel Pin-Up

Z2 Comics (formerly Zip Comics and publisher of Harvey Pekar’s Cleveland) is cranking into high gear this Spring with the release of two new graphic novels: both Paul Pope’s Escapo and Dean Haspiel’s Fear My Dear: A Billy Dogma Experience. Escapo is coming in April and is currently in Previews, and is based on the […]

Paul Pope’s Escapo, In Colour For The First Time, From Z2 Comics

Escapo was published by Paul Pope back in 1999. I still have my copy. But now I’m going to have to buy it all over again. Because Josh Frankel of Zip Comics is publishing it, as part of a relaunch for his company, now Z2 Comics, and bringing us a revised, full colour version of […]