El Vocho: Love at the Twilight of Oil is a sizzling urban romance with a clean energy twist, pairing inventor Rosa with art geek Eddie.
After two years of ink slinging, I've completed the 104 page El Vocho graphic novel. Over the past few months I've promoted the book, with great prepublishing events in Portland OR and San Francisco. Now I have a modest order in hand from Diamond Comic Distributors. I will print the book and ship Diamond their order, then the plan is to continue to market El Vocho to smaller distributors, independent bookstores, comic specialty retailers and individuals. The Diamond order covers part of the cost to print and ship the book, but I am looking to raise funds to cover the balance of the printing and shipping costs.
El Vocho is being posted online, one page per week, at http://www.co2comics.com/pages/co2_el_vocho.html.
El Vocho even has it's own theme song, Ballad of the Bug. Here's the video for the tune:
Here is a recent interview with me in the Comics Journal online: http://www.tcj.com/alternative/explaining-reality-to-myself-the-steve-lafler-interview-part-one-of-three/
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Nov 26, 2010 - Dec 26, 2010 (30 days)
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Postcard with an ink sketch of a Vocho (VW Bug) on it.
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El Vocho: Love at the Twilight of Oil graphic novel, one copy.
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Two copies El Vocho graphic novel. One for you and one for mom (or other special one).
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El Vocho graphic novel & El Vocho Black Tshirt, mens or womens
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Collectors Reward. One copy El Vocho, plus these rare Steve Lafler comic books: BugHouse #1 (1994), Prometheus' Gift (1991), Guts #3 (1982, first Dog Boy story), Buzzard #7 (1993, Julie Doucet Cover), Femme Noire #2 (1989).
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A copy of El Vocho + a complete 7 issue run of my Dog Boy comics from the 80s on the Cat-Head Comics imprint. This classic series featuring vigorous brushwork and preposterous narrative defined the cutting edge of the 80s alternative comics movement, and they are funny as hell too! Four sets only available.
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One copy El Vocho graphic novel and one 6" x 9" brush & ink, black and white cartoon drawing on bristol board. Choose your own character or subject for the cartoon.
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One copy El Vocho graphic novel and one 5" x 7" color acrylic painting on canvas. Choose your own character or subject for the painting.
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One copy El Vocho graphic novel and one 11" x 16.5" original art page from El Vocho, executed in brush & ink on bristol board. Pages can be viewed at http://www.co2comics.com/pages/co2_el_vocho.html. Please list at least one alternate.
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One copy El Vocho graphic novel and one 11" x 14" color acrylic painting on canvas. Choose your own character or subject for the painting.