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Wednesday, April 13, 2011
PRESS RELEASE: Cura Te Ipsum Goes to Trade! Multiple Universes, Two Awesome Formats!by NealBailey on April 13th, 2011
In response to reader demand, popular digital comic Cura Te Ipsum will be collected in a trade paperback for release on May 7th, Free Comic Book Day.
Cura tells the story of Charlie Everett, a man who tries to commit suicide only to be stopped by his alternate self. Across multiple universes, Charlie and his many doppelgangers seek to stop their own suicides. All goes well until they encounter the Dark Everett, a lunatic that believes all of the Charlies were meant to die, a man who will murder to see that happen.
After a favorable article on I09.com drove up readership by a factor of five, a trade became inevitable.
Cura Te Ipsum Volume One features the first six months of the story, script-to-page comparisons, character designs, pin-ups, and original art that can’t be found on the website.
The trade will come in two versions, a regular version ($10.00), and a special edition ($20.00, limited to fifty copies) that comes with a bonus exclusive full-color poster and a hand drawn and inked Cura character sketch by series artist, Dexter Wee.
Series creator Neal Bailey is excited by both the product and the price point: “These sketches, normally you’d pay thirty bucks to get them at a con, and that’s in pencil. I want to make sure that everyone gets a lot of bang for their buck. I know what it’s like to be broke. You want to get the most value you can!”
Check it out! Here’s the cover:
And here’s the limited edition color poster:
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011
The web comic “Cura Te Ipsum” (www.charlieverett.com) hits a major turning point this Wednesday, the 16th of February, with the release of the 47th installment, a perfect jumping on point for new readers, and an unforeseen twist to followers of the comic. Creator/writer Neal Bailey has this to say about the series, his thoughts on multiverse storytelling, and why it’s a great time to join Charlie’s journey:
Q: For those who haven’t read the comic, can you give a quick introduction to the story so far?
NEAL BAILEY: Well, I was looking around at sci-fi/fantasy stories with multiverses, and it occurred to me that I had a take on the concept that was different, but maybe more fun. And without goatees!
Q: What’s the story about, in a nutshell?
NEAL BAILEY: Charlie Everett, a guidance counselor, decides to end it all. He’s been telling other people how to live their lives, yet he’s made a complete hash of his own. When he attempts to take his own life, another Charlie Everett appears and stops him. Charlie 2 introduces Charlie 1 to a host of his other selves, who have all teamed up to keep yet another Charlie – The Dark Everett – from murdering himself – ALL of his selves! – across multiple universes.
Q: Just how many Charlies are there?
NEAL BAILEY: Up to now we’ve seen just under a dozen of them. But there are more. A lot more. There are at least twenty I’ve got notes on, and probably three times that many waiting for my attention.
Q: And the title? Most folks don’t go to Latin in naming their comics. What does ‘Cura Te Ipsum’ mean?
NEAL BAILEY: It means “Physician, heal thyself.” The central conceit of the story is, of course, that Charlie has to find his self-worth to learn how to live his life. To heal himself. His encounters with his multiple selves, all these variations, are obviously key to that journey.
Q: So, why is now a good time to jump on the www.CharlieEverett.com bandwagon?
NEAL BAILEY: The comic’s amazing artist Dexter Wee and I have spent months moving the chess pieces into position, and today we scatter them, kicking the story into high gear. The nice thing about a web comic is that you’re not restricted to a 22 – or now a 20 – page book to tell your installments. We took our time laying out our foundation, and now things get nuts!
Q: Anything else you’d like to add?
NEAL BAILEY: Dexter and I are very proud of ‘Cura.’ We haven’t missed an update yet. As of this interview, we’ve got the next two months finished and ready to roll and we’re updating three times a week. If you’re looking for a good, solid, entertaining, sometimes funny, hopefully moving, and reasonably intelligent web comic, then we fit that bill. So please, give us a try! You’ll like what you see!
“Cura Te Ipsum,” by Neal Bailey and Dexter Wee, is found at www.CharlieEverett.com, and is updated Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Questions should be directed to Neal Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org.