Yow! We had so many debuts we had to split them up into two posts. In this one, we look at individuals and their debuting comics, books and minis. Thanks to everyone who wrote in!
1) Xeric funded book Book “Love is a Peculiar Type of Thing”
2) The Ultimate Bellen! webcomic collection These Dreams Keep Me Going These Days
3) Unsyndicated Press: A newspaper collection of the failed Bellen! United Features Newspaper Strip
Bill Roundy: I’ll be exhibiting at the MoCCA Art Festival again this year! And I’ve got a debut: “The Amazing Adventures of Bill: the complete journal comics”, a 296-page tome collecting five years of my webcomic. I’ll also have a selection of gay romantic-comedy mini-comics, featuring monsters, pirates, and superheroes.
Eric Skillman: I’m a writer, designer, and illustrator, and I’ll be hawking my wares at this year’s MoCCA Festival. In addition to a few snazzy silkscreen and giclee prints of my own artwork, I’ll be selling copies of my crime anthology comic, “EGG: Hard Boiled Stories” #1, written/colored by me, and drawn by Jhomar Soriano, Jorge Coehlo, Dan Duncan, Joe Dellagatta, and Connor Willumsen (who be also be attending the festival, selling his own great comics at the table next to me). Plus, a new minicomic, “Cold Feet,” about a bank heist foiled by inclement weather, with art by Evan Bryce.
Marek Bennett is bringing
“Breakfast at Mimi’s,” the book collects the first three years’ worth of Bennett’s “Mimi’s Doughnuts” weekly newspaper comic strips.
Woman King! by Xeric award winner Colleen Frakes (Right)
Monsters & Girls: Amelia part 2 by Denis St. John . Denis will also have copies available of the first part of the Huck Huck & the Indians by Emily Wieja
Creepy Losers! by Caitlin Plovnick
Trivial Anthology by Alex Kim (Wall City) and Alexis Frederick-Frost (La Primavera / Adventures in Cartooning), Sean Ford (the highly-acclaimed self-published Only Skin mini-series) and A.L. Arnold.
Prune Hands by Mario van Buren
Smuttynose 2 by Bob Oxman
Indestructible Universe Quarterly by Morgan Pielli
Paul Karasik annouces that “The Fletcher Hanks Experience” will debut at MoCCA Comics festival on Saturday, June 6 at 5:00.
“The Fletcher Hanks Experience” is a safari over the craggy landscape of the psyche of Fletcher Hanks. Combining archival audio of Hanks’ son with comic book panels, Paul Karasik takes the audience into the mind of the man whom R. Crumb called, “A Twisted dude”.
PLUS: “You Shall Die By YOur Own Evil Creation!” the 2nd volume of collected Hanks tales will also debut at MoCCA!
PLUS PLUS PLUS: Each Hanks book purchased at MoCCA comes with a complimentary coloring book, “Color Me or DIE!” with a cover drawn by Charles Burns!!!
Neil Swaab: debuts Rehabilitating Mr. Wiggles: Vol. 3
Lock your doors, hide your liquor, and grab your penicillin; Mr. Wiggles is back for more mayhem and misanthropy in this third collection of comics from acclaimed cartoonist, Neil Swaab! Join Mr. Wiggles and his human companion as they navigate a world of addiction, sex, psychosis, and dangerous obsession, discovering humor in the most unlikely (and sometimes unwanted) places. With over 200 comics plus all new bonus activities, this is the most deviant Mr. Wiggles book yet!
2D Cloud from Minnesota will be coming to the show with YEARBOOKS by Nic Breutzman. Also at their table will be Ed Choy Moorman, winner of the Xeric Grant for his benefit anthology “Ghost Comics” which will also be debuting at MoCCA. Sean Lynch will also be at their table.
The Timony Brothers, Bobby and Peter, are debuting a new webcomic, right.
Ken Wong writes: I am looking forward to debuting Schrödinger’s Cat, my newest origami-comic at this year’s MoCCA-Fest. Schrödinger’s Cat will present my (hopefully humorous and interesting) musings on theoretical physicist Erwin Schrödinger’s famous thought experiment in ways that are uniquely appropriate to comics.
The Beat’s readers may remember that my first origami-comic, Pandora’s Box, was part of your coverage from last year’s MoCCA-Fest. I will have a newer and slightly different version of Pandora’s Box for sale this year. Also, as a contributing writer to the new Secret Identities Asian-American superhero anthology (www.secretidentities.org), I’ll be signing copies of that book at my table.