Comic readers, take notice and prepare to be taken back to the 90s. Dark Horse Comics is teaming up with Stephane Metayer to bring his popular comic, Tephlon Funk! to your local comic shop. This coming-of-age story finds inspiration in 90s New York City street culture, hip-hop, and anime. You will be able to find Tephlon Funk! on shelves later this year when it releases at comic stores on November 16. It can also be found later that month on November 29 at bookstores.


MILWAUKIE, Ore., (May 10, 2022)—Stephane Metayer has teamed up with Dark Horse Books to bring his popular self-published comic, Tephlon Funk!, to comic shops! With art by David Tako and Nicolas Safe, this coming-of-age story masterfully weaves together inspiration from 90s NYC street culture, anime, and hip-hop.

Since the death of her parents, 14-year-old Inez Jozlyn can’t catch a break. Still, she’s determined to make a better life for herself. After Gabriel, a mysterious classmate helps her out of a tough spot, she finds herself in the middle of a drug conflict. Along with her strange new friend, Inez will work with a young female cop with a strong sense of justice and a sword-wielding bartender to help stop the new drug from spreading throughout New York.

The Tephlon Funk! paperback will be available at comic stores November 16, 2022 and in bookstores November 29, 2022. It is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop and bookstore. Tephlon Funk! will retail for $19.99. 

Tephlon Funk


“A heavily-buzzed hip-hop/anime style comic from ambitious, globally-minded newcomer Stephane Metayer, who nurtured his idea of a gritty urban crime drama with a science fiction twist for more than a decade while he assembled an international team to help bring it to life.”—Forbes

Tephlon Funk isn’t just popular, it’s dope.” –Complex

“The story by Stephane Metayeris electrifying and storied. The art by David Tako and Nicholas Safe is gorgeous and iridescent. Altogether, it’s a new world the reader will be more than happy to get to know.”—Graphic Policy


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