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: