Hello fellow comic lovers! The time has come for the fantastic MoCCA Fest, and this year I am teaming up once again with my amazing and talented table mates Colleen Frakes, Jon Chad, and Laura Terry! Talent will be oozing all over the floor from the back row of the festival this year, because that’s where the majority of my classmates and colleagues from The Center for Cartoon Studies will be camped out to sell comics all weekend long (again!!).
Colleen, Jon, Laura and I are delighted to announce our new $1.00 (only $1.00!!!) table anthology, Quatro Monstro, featuring gorgeous screen printed cover art by Jon Chad. A huge thanks to Tom Spurgeon for mentioning us on The Comics Reporter; we’re bringing 170 copies to the show and plan to sell every last one!
As for myself, I’m proud to be bringing two other minis new to MoCCA this year, in addition to the titles sold at last year’s show. Hieroglyph is a short story on based on my travels in Egypt, and Junior Pharaoh and Other Caterpillar Tales is the 3rd Volume in the Caterpillar series! Both will be on sale for $4.00, along with Spots: A Caterpillar Tale, The Perfect Snowman and Other Caterpillar Tales, and my Egypt Sketchbook. Can hardly wait for the show– see you there!
Check out the Center for Cartoon write-up on the Fantagraphics Books blog by editor Eric Reynolds! Thanks for visiting the school Eric! So happy that like my work!
“…I’ve been to a few other schools that offer curriculums in cartooning, and hands-down, the quality of work coming out of CCS was the best I’ve ever seen. Very little work derivative of the dominant genres in comics — namely, manga and superheroes — and instead a focus on personal expression and style with little regard for learning what it takes to be a “commercial” artist. We all did portfolio reviews one afternoon and I was frankly dreading it a bit but found myself thoroughly enjoying it. I saw a *lot* of good student work, but there were several who stood out, including but not limited to Kenny Widjaja, Katherine Roy, Mark Bilokur, Casey Bohn, Jose-Luis Olivares and Nick Patten…” – Eric Reynolds, Fantagraphic Books Blog
Who’s going to MoCCA?!
Things are in high gear here in White River Junction. The artists are drawing, the scanners are scanning, the printers are printing, and no one has slept in days. Not only is Industry Day next week, with the end of the year rapidly closing in, but the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art is holding their annual Comic Festival in New York this coming weekend! This year will be my FIRST as an exhibitor, and I will be tabling in the CCS row at G5, alongside the talents of Tim Stout, Laura Terry, Matt Aucoin, Holly Foltz, and Garry-Paul Bonesteel. I will be selling lots of Caterpillar Tales, my sketchbook from Egypt, new work, a poster, and a TOP SECRET PROJECT WITH STEVE BISSETTE! Don’t miss it! AND don’t forget to check out Caboose! a Center for Cartoon Studies anthology that will be distributed for free (FREEE!!!) all weekend at the show. Above is the cover of Caboose, drawn and colored by alumni Chuck Forsman and this year’s CCS fellow Max de Radiques.
Here’s a preview of MY WORK in Caboose, my latest installment of Caterpillar’s adventures: