is a comic strip
by Kazu Kibuishi
that has enjoyed both webcomic
and print appearances.
The web comic began in April 2002 in a much larger than usual square format. Except for the first strip, the comic is in color.
Format and schedule
The large format may account in part for the slow schedule - updates occur monthly at best. The comic went on a brief hiatus at the end of 2004 but resumed in March 2005. Each page tells a self-contained story, but there are a few recurring characters. Copper was named one of the best webcomics of 2004 by The Webcomics Examiner
In May 2005 all of the 25 web strips that had been published to date were published as a series of 13" square archival prints by Nucleus, together with some other prints of Kibuishi's artwork.
In July 2006, Kibuishi put the comic on hiatus again due to work on his graphic novel, Amulet
, among other projects, and it returned in September 2007.
The comic theme anthology Flight Volume One
, edited by Kibuishi (ISBN 978-1-58240-381-6, 2004) contains two short Copper
stories: the 18-page "Maiden Voyage", and the 4-page "Picnic". Both of these stories have also appeared on the website.
In each self-contained story the boy
Copper and his talking dog
Fred journey through a detailed but economically drawn landscape
- sometimes beautiful, sometimes bleak, sometimes surreal. Fred usually has some concise and forcefully expressive... Read More