Neorealism and the visually impossible collide to make the perfect heart beat in Copra-creator Michel Fiffe’s Zegas! Zegas details the surreal urban adventures of the recently orphaned Zegas siblings. The ambitious Emily and her moody brother, Boston, are young adults who confront their new relationship dynamic in the face of a family tragedy that never gets talked about. The world of Zegas is set in a hyper-stylized landscape, but the down-to-earth characters and their conflicts are what anchor the story. At its core, Zegas is a collection of interactions that map out Emily and Boston’s most primal concerns: survival, sex, and mortality. Full-color illustrations throughout.
“If Brendan McCarthy and Joost Swarte collaborated on a Love and Rockets strip, the result would be something like Zegas.” —Bleeding Cool
“Fiffe’s appropriation of the visual language of the psychedelic and superheroic world serves to convey the fast movement of hyperbolic joy of life.” —Comic Book Resources
“Fiffe has crafted a gem, a comic whose every line of dialogue and ink is both refined and bursting with enthusiasm.” —Matt Seneca, The Comics Journal
96 page full color paperback
Fantagraphics Books, 2017