My book is debuting this weekend at the MoCCA Festival
taking place Saturday April 9th and Sunday April 10th 11am-6pm
At the Lexington Avenue Armory
68 Lexington Ave (Between 25th &26th Streets)
New York City
I Will Bite You! and Other Stories is 128 pages
2-color throughout except for 1 full-color signature
If you're in the area come check out the show and stop by row H and say hi.
My publishers, Secret Acres
(who have recently blogged
about their time at CCS
) will be at H14 where I will be most of the time, signing books and sketching sketches. Please come by and buy a bunch of books so my publishers will feel their putting up with me is justified.
Speaking of putting up with me, I'll also be at two other tables at MoCCA. The SUNDAYS table is at H15, right next to Secret Acres. This last week I grew my first gray hair while inking and coloring pages for my next book during the day, and printing and binding Sundays4 in the nights (among whatever else I have going on in the rest of my life).
This first gray hair is a physical reminder of my anxieties and stresses, but it also matches the single white hair on my dog's back, bringing me one step closer to being one of those owners who looks just like his dog, which makes me smile.
Something else that makes me smile? SUNDAYS4
, the newest baby from the Sundays Anthology
collective. This time around Chuck Forsman
handled the majority of the editing duties, selecting the theme and sequencing the contributions, and organizing pretty much everything that needed to be organized. Damien Jay
, a contributor to the book, designed the gorgeous covers, while Alex Kim
and I screen-printed them and bound them with Chuck down in the CCS lab. We used the faux-square binding I came up with a few years ago for the Sundays2 book. Here's a process description
with the Sundays3 book.
Sundays4 (Forever Changes) is 134 B&W pages from 21 contributors
hand-pulled screen-printed covers (3 colors on the front, 2 on back)
digital color inside covers
limited to 300 copies, each one hand numbered
binded with love
If you're not going to be at the show you can order a copy HERE
Also debuting at MoCCA and also at the Sundays table will be KIDS
, an anthology edited by José-Luis Olivares
and Miss Melissa Mendes
KIDS is about kids, and it's very good, I just read it last night.
KIDS is 68 B&W pages from 13 contributors
B&W cover with hand stamped title letters!
A few tables up at H11 I will also (I swear I can be at three places at once. You'll see!) be at the One Percent Press
table with my buddy JP Coovert
. This is probably where I'll have most of my mini-comics and prints (previewed below). Ol' JP will have three brand new prints and part two of his new fantasy series There Must Be More (above). Check part One HERE
. As most of you have seen, JP's work is spiraling out of control with freshness and innovation these days. He's always been good, but these days... damn.
Now, it'll probably just be me and JP at the OPP table this year, but we'll still have stuffs from our guys Stephen Floyd, James Hindle
, and Alexis Frederick-Frost
, including Alexis's comic Courtship of Ms Smith which was just nominated for the 2011 Kukoc Award
. He's in good company with that nomination for sure. Vote HERE
Next to OPP will be the Tugboat Press
table at H10. I won't be at this table, but Alec and Greg Means will be, and you will probably want to be. Make sure you have the most recent Phase 7 issue and the latest Papercutter, of course, but also keep an eye out for issue two of Alec and Jon Chad
's Drop Zone
zine, their expertly designed and produced pinball themed zine, which was recently nominated for an Expozine Award for best English Zine (I think. I can't seem to find the link now, but I'm pretty sure I'm right).
I don't have the time to list all the other friendly tables right now, but I assure you there is endless talent over at row M.
I remember there being a lot of grumbles about last year's show, mostly from cartoonists complaining about the expenses and certain hiccups in the way the show was run, and I'm sure there will be things to complain about this year, BUT I'm looking forward to seeing you guys. I'm very aware that comics aren't for everyone, and I know that my comics aren't for everyone that comics are for, so it's refreshing to be able to connect and talk to you guys who do read my comics. I'd love to hear your feedback, to learn a thing or two about what works and what doesn't and why. I need to justify this gray hair!
Come by and say hi!
(that's what I look like)