New books that are out just in time for MoCCA, which will be held at the Join us at the 69th Regiment Armory, 68 Lexington Ave, New York, NY, this weekend. This is what folks emailed us, and if the past is any indicator about five seconds after this post goes up a million voices will cry out in terror at not having emailed me, so expect a part two later today!
Representing Boulet’s first solo US-published material, Noirness is a 24-hour comic tour-de-force. This comic was produced in conjunction with the artist’s 2013 US tour, and as such, is produced in a limited quantity.
Details: 4C cover 32 1C pages 7″ x 10″ saddle stitched $6.95 US funds Shipping in April 2013 An AdHouse Books Limited Edition Exclusive
Bergen Street Comics enters the realm of comics publishers with THE COPRA CONPENDIUM, a collection of Michel Fiffe’s acclaimed comic.
Bergen Street Comics is proud to announce the upcoming publication of the Copra Compendium. The Copra Compendium will reprint the first three issues of Copra, the self-published comic book by Brooklyn based cartoonist Michel Fiffe. It will officially debut during the MoCCA Arts Festival April 6th and 7th at table F179.
Since November of 2012, Michel Fiffe has been single-handedly writing, drawing and publishing Copra, a 22 page monthly comic book. Thanks to great word-of-mouth responses and multiple positive reviews, the first three issues of Copra have each sold out of multiple printings, making it difficult for new readers, retailers, and curiosity seekers to check the series out. Retailing at $12, the Copra Compendium is the perfect jumping on point for a series whose popularity shows no sign of slowing down.
The Copra Compendium is the first publication from Bergen Street Comics. Established in 2009, Bergen Street is a comics and graphic novel store located in Park Slope, Brooklyn. www.bergenstreetcomics.com
Matt Huynh, originally from Sydney, will have thee new books at the show:
Harri, Stomping in Glass Slippers
Harri, and Some Change
The Abandoning Arms (#1)
Ken Wong (table F-189) debuts TAMATEBAKO, an Origami Comics version of the Japanese folktale “Urashima Taro.” Wong’s full-color artisanal comic includes updated and original story elements as well as a unique format twist: the pages can be folded into the origami shape known as the Tamatebako (Treasure Box).
MAGIC BULLET 6, the free comics tabloid from Washington, DC, makes its NYC debut. It includes a strip by Adam McGovern and Sesame Street designer Diana Leto, among other things. Adam McGovern and Nick Sousanis are tabling at B45 1/2 A.
FORCE FIELD FOTOCOMIC VOL.1 by Seth Kushner, with Dean Haspiel & Chris Miskiewicz, debuts. We reviewed it here!
Jennifer Weber’s What the Hoot makes its mocca debut at table A23.
Paul Hoppe, Table C94 has several debuts:
Debuting at the fest will be my latest mini-comic Journey Into Misery 5, a 44-page extravaganza that brings some of my weird storylines to a conclusion.
And for the first time I’ll have copies of my graphic novel Peanut for sale, so it’s the perfect occasion to get your signed copy!
Also, I’ll have prints a new print, Ruins Girl, with me.
￼Besides that, there will be all the other BEHOLDER Books, and numerous illustration prints. Come by and say Hi!
Secret Acres debuts the third issue of Eschew, the awkward, beloved series by Robert Sergel.
The second installment of Eschew, first published by Dylan Williams’ Sparkplug Books, was nominated for an Ignatz Award for Outstanding Comic in 2010, and selected for inclusion Best American Comics 2011. Eschew 3 will be in stores in May, following its launch at the 2013 Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art Festival in New York City on April 6th. You can read a full pdf of Eschew #3 here.
Rod Lott, of Bookgasm writes:
“This black-and-white anthology goes for the absurd, more often than not, starting with “Flying Squirrel,” in which a squirrel indeed flies, but unwittingly so. It’s wordless, save for one laugh-aloud line at the end… And you’re an asshole if you laugh. Like I did.”
Eschew deploys a truly immaculate, almost inhumanly perfect line to depict us at our messiest and most human. Every story takes an unflinching look at the unfortunately familiar stupidity that comprises modern existence. These are those little moments, when no one is looking, that make you laugh out loud to remember, that you would think twice before sharing and that are the building blocks of wisdom.
As Minty Lewis, of PS Comics (Secret Acres) and Cartoon Network’s The Regular Show, writes:
“I don’t know why this series and Robert Sergel aren’t catching more buzz! Or maybe they are and I am just not jacked in (possible but unlikely, as I have my finger on the pulse of today’s youth). Anyway, Eschew offers nice tidy art, nice dry humor, and nice dreary atmosphere. In return, I offer my full endorsement, whether or not that means anything to you.”
IN STORES MAY 2013
STITCH BOUND, 40 pgs, ISBN 978-0-9831662-7-6, 5×7.5 in, $6.00
Amelia Onorato has the third (and final) part of her comic ROCKALL. It’s at Table G203.
The first two parts of ROCKALL are also available to read online at ameliaonorato.com/rockall , and Part III is updating there every Tuesday and Thursday.
Grindstone Comics, one of the burgeoning field of micro-publishers, presents an all-new Little Garden by Darryl Ayo, edited and published by Grindstone Comics. Grindstone and proprietor L. Nichols will be at table D120 with Pat Barrett and Aaron Cockle.
Aaron Cockle will also be presenting Art Theft & Other Stories, 80 pages with a screenprinted cover.
Bill Roundy presents two books:
A new collection of my Bar Scrawl comic, focusing on bars in Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, and Boerum Hill.
“Hot Men of the Monster Manual” – a collection of manly minotaurs and sexy satyrs!
Also, post-MoCCA, I’m going to have a gallery show and book signing for “Hot Men of the Monster Manual” at the 20-Sided Store in Williamsburg!
Here’s the details on that:
What: Dungeons & Drawings!
When: Wed, April 10, 7pm – 11pm
Where: The Twenty-Sided Store, 362 Grand St. in Williamsburg (F or G train to Metropolitan/Lorimer).718.963.1578. http://twentysidedstore.com
Description One night only! A display of artwork and comics inspired by D&D, from cartoonist Bill Roundy (Bar Scrawl). With a crowd-sourced live comic drawing, and the launch of his new book “Hot Men of the Monster Manual,” a collection of manly minotaurs and sexy satyrs. The night is also the Zero Session for the new season of Encounters “Storm over Neverwinter,” so you can look at some art while you prepare your new character!
Zachary Zezima writes from table B41:
Here’s what I’m up to at MoCCA: The first is a collaborative risographed zine with the cartoonist Kris Mukai, where we both illustrate and tell the story of my run in with the paranormal while working on a farm in Italy.
The second is a screen printed zine detailing a fictional trip to Antarctica.
Fantagraphics offers a ton of books, although a few didn’t make it from the printers in time.
• 50 Girls 50 and Other Stories (The EC Comics Library) illustrated by Al Williamson et al.; written by Al Feldsteinet al.
• ‘Tain’t the Meat… It’s the Humanity! and Other Stories (The EC Comics Library) illustrated by Jack Davis; written by Al Feldstein
• Bread & Wine by Samuel R. Delany and Mia Wolff (UPDATE: A slight delay at the printer means this will miss the festival. Sorry!)
And their signing schedule:
Drawn and Quarterly has their debuts here. Signing schedule:
Catch them signing at the D+Q booth, B34 & B35.
Saturday April 6:
11:30 am to 12:30 pm Art as Passion panel with Miriam Katin, Bob Fingerman, and Stan Mack, hosted by Dan Nadel
1 to 2 pm Miriam Katin signing
2 to 4 pm Adrian Tomine signing
4 to 5 pm Lisa Hanawalt signing
Sunday April 7 :
1 to 2 pm Miriam Katin signing
Guest of Honor Jillian Tamaki will have a special MoCCA only Mutant Academy mini.
Gregory Benton is debuting THIS
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.