May we extend our sincerest WELCOME to the official Zen web site.
Zen co-creator Dan Cote here.
What a year.
Pushed out of my decade long corporate job in the middle of a pandemic, survived a dangerous freeway car accident, and experienced a plethora of disappointments in between. So, what do you do with that?
First inclination is to roll up and hide. Second inclination is to shake off that inclination and realize time is precious.
Clearly, my work here is not done, or I would have been taken out by now. Sooo, I am working harder than ever. I have a legacy to protect. I will not fade away.
Glad you stopped by.
Scroll down a bit and drop a line of encouragement. I'd love to hear from you.
Click the button above to get in on what we're putting down through our publishing champion, 1FIRST COMICS.
Currently available is a sweet collection of our personal favorites. All remastered and printed on paper that won't crumble and yellow for decades. BEST OF ZEN v1. (That's right, v1.)
Also currently available is the ZEN 3D book. For around $5 you get the most amazing anaglyph 3D book you will ever see. Two years in the making, I guarantee immense pleasure from this book. I've been selling and signing these books at cons for the last couple of years, and have never seen a book garner more smiles and nods than this... even the occasional happy dance.
From 1First Comics Publishing in 2016 is the incredible Steve Stern/Marat Mychaels, Zen, HARD BOUNTY. You might be able to find 1 through 6, if you hunt. Good luck, though, they sold out pretty quick. But don't worry, the trade paperback is totally available from 1First.
I also released my first graphic novel, THE ZENITH ORB. I am mighty proud of it. That baby took me 4 years to complete. It is a lavishly illustrated all ages book of delight.
Let's not forget the 3oth Anniversary book. HOME. I had a blast making this book. Pen & Ink. Working on the follow up story now. When I have completed the story arc, I'll color it all up and package it up as a graphic novel. But I am getting ahead of myself.