[Illo by Jillian Tamaki]
Okay before I run out of energy entirely:
First off, take a look at all the amazing new releases that we will be debuting at the show! Many of these books won’t be in stores for several more months, and copies are limited, so make our table your first stop, or risk missing out!
• Approximate Continuum Comics by Lewis Trondheim • Captain Easy Vol. 2 by Roy Crane • Celluloid by Dave McKean • Congress of the Animals by Jim Woodring • Hate Annual #9 by Peter Bagge • Isle of 100,000 Graves by Jason • Take a Joke by Johnny Ryan • Wandering Son Book 1 by Shimura Takako • Yeah! by Peter Bagge & Gilbert Hernandez • The Comics Journal #301, edited by Gary Groth • Eye of the Majestic Creature by Leslie Stein
Secondly, check out our jam-packed schedule of awesome authors who will be signing at the Fantagraphics table over the weekend. Not only will they be signing our books, but several of them will be bringing previews of works-in-progress!
Saturday, April 9th 11:30 am-12:30 pm Derek Van Gieson / Nate Neal / Sara Edward-Corbett 12:30 pm-1:30 pm Stephen DeStefano / Mark Newgarden 1:30 pm-2:30 pm Kim Deitch / Peter Bagge 2:30 pm-3:30 pm Gahan Wilson / Charles Burns / Tim Kreider 3:30 pm-4:30 pm Michael Kupperman / Ted Stearn / Dash Shaw 4:30 pm-5:30 pm Paul Hornschemeier / Leslie Stein
Sunday, April 10th 11:30 am-12:30 pm Derek Van Gieson / Sara Edward-Corbett 12:30 pm-1:30 pm Kim Deitch / Gahan Wilson 1:30 pm-2:30 pm Leslie Stein / Michael Kupperman / John Kerschbaum 2:30 pm-3:30 pm Drew Friedman / Peter Bagge 3:30 pm-4:30 pm Ted Stearn / Paul Hornschemeier 4:30 pm-5:30 pm Stephen DeStefano / George Chieffet (tentative) / Nate Neal
update: George Chieffet will be unable to join us on Sunday, but John Kerschbaum has been added to the 1:30 pm slot that day!
another update: Tim Kreider will be joining us on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 pm before his panel at 4:30 pm!
Drawn & Quarterly
New York’s indie comics show, MoCCA Festival, is this weekend — and it’ll be a blast! Here’s the plan:
Eric Skillman is best known as a graphic designer (those are his gorgeous designs on Alec: The Years Have Pants, Ax: Alternative Manga, and The Playwright, to say nothing of his day job at the Criterion Collection) but he’s also one heck of a writer, and his slick noir graphic novel Liar’s Kiss, with artist Jhomar Soriano, is an unmissable debut. He’ll be with us at MoCCA signing copies all weekend, along with…
…young Belgian comics star Brecht Evens, who’s pulling double duty signing his acclaimed new books Night Animals (at Top Shelf) and The Wrong Place (at Drawn & Quarterly). He’s come 4000 miles to meet YOU, thanks in large part to the Flemish Literature Fund, so come say hello!
Alex Robinson will join us as well, selling a brand-new Box Office Poison mini-comic (the first new BOP comics in a decade!) plus the redesigned edition of his award-winning graphic novel Tricked!
PLUS Mats Jonsson (Hey Princess) is coming once again from Sweden! And we’ll have copies of the new books Incredible Change-Bots Two by Jeffrey Brown and Owly & Wormy: Friends All Aflutter by Andy Runton.
AND we’re co-sponsoring a kickoff party tomorrow (Friday) night at Sutra in the East Village! Check this post or the official Facebook invite for more details.
The MoCCA Festival is this weekend in NYC and I will be there in force.
PictureBox will be at tables A12-A13 (middle of the right wall when you walk in) And I will have such new delights as:
-C.F.’s brand new gorgeous Flexidisc, as well as City Hunter.
-Sneak attack: Rare back issues of Providence’s Paper Rodeo.
-A signed reprint of the very rare Real Deal #2!
-Crickets #3, Mould Map, Nazi Knife 7, Monster, the new Slime Freak special, and other recent delights.
-New book by Ray Sohn: Pyramid Lake.
-If ‘n Oof, My New New York Diary, H Day, and other recent books.
-Two incredible books on Ray Yoshida.
-A ton of work from Le Dernier Cri, including Charles Burns’ Johnny 23.
-Another ton of work from France’s UDA Press.
-And, of course, no fest table would be complete with Moebius rarities!
This year we’ll have 3 artists appearing:
Neil Kleid of The Big Kahn and Brownsville who’ll appear on Sunday.
Greg Houston of the outrageous Vatican Hustle and Elephant Man (he can be pretty outrageous himself), who’ll be there Saturday.
Rick Parker the slyly amusing multifaceted artist behind our sister publishaing co. Papercutz’ success with the Diary of a Stinky Dead Kid and Papercutz Slices’ parodies of Harry Potter and Twilight. He’ll be there both days, not only at our tables but at his own right behind us!
Of course, we’ll have the latest Salvatore, the splendiferous Sky Over the Louvre just out, Miss Don’t Touch Me, Rick Geary books, the whole line-up of Dungeon in case you’re missing anything… and all the Smurfs which have been all the rage among comics fans!
Come say hi at tables J4, K4A towards the front, left as you come in…
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.