MoCCA debuts .. this is gonna take a long time so get a frosty one.


will be debuting:

— Kevin Cannon’s FAR ARDEN
— Niklas Asker’s SECOND THOUGHTS

and also featuring:

— Nate Powell (SWALLOW ME WHOLE)
— Alex Robinson (TOO COOL TO BE FORGOTTEN), &
–Matt Kindt (SUPER SPY)

Pantheon will have signings by Josh Neufeld (A.D.), David Heatley (My Brain is Hanging Upside Down) and David Mazzucchelli — ASTERIOS POLYP.

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Secret Acres will be debuting Minty Lewis’s PS Comics at MoCCA.

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Indie Spinner Rack and Top Shelf present Awesome 2: Awesomer. The first Awesome was a sterling anthology and the line-up for this one is just as…awesome. A 20 page preview is available here as is a partial list of contributors.

You can’t keep a great indie anthology down! The boys at Indie Spinner Rack have been producing the premiere indie comics podcast for over three years, and in 2007 produced the aptly-titled AWESOME anthology. Now they’re back, along with a few dozen of their friends and favorite guests… who happen to be some of the greatest cartoonists in the industry!

A 208-page 6×9 softcover anthology with bonus mini-comic. $14.95 retail. Once again half the proceeds will go to a student scholarship to the Center for Cartoon Studies.

Cover art by the legendary Jeff Smith (Bone, Rasl).
Back cover art by Roger Langridge (The Muppet Show, Fred the Clown, ACT-i-VATE’s Mugwhump).
Designed once again by Jon Adams (the Eisner nominated Truth Serum).
Edited by Charlito and Mister Phil.

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The Comic Artists Guild is debuting ICONIC, an anthology that takes new spins on classic literature and historical figures.

Drawn and Quarterly:

We will have all of our spring 2009 books including George Sprott, The Collected Doug Wright, Melvin Monster, Moomin Volume 4, Shortcomings PB, and the new edition of 32 Stories. On staff from D+Q, will be the comedic dream team of Creative Director Tom Devlin, Publicity Coordinator Jessica Campbell and special US envoy Alison Naturale. Stop by the booth or one of their bits and one of our D+Q specials. And one of our fashionable D+Q totes!

12:00-1:00 PM
D+Q Booth
1:00-3:00 PM
Gabrielle Bell & Ron Rege Jr
D+Q Booth
3:00-5:00 PM
Adrian Tomine & Seth
D+Q Booth

12:00-1:00 PM Seth D+Q Booth
1:00-3:00 PM
Gabrielle Bell & Ron Rege Jr D+Q Booth
2:30-3:30 PM
Adrian Tomine & Seth Slide Shows
MoCCA Panel Hall
3:30-5:30 PM Adrian Tomine & Seth D+Q Booth

Wc3CovermedSparkplug Books will have parties galore at the show, and debut:

Windy Corner #3 Edited by Austin English. This issue has work and writing by Austin English, Lilli Carre, Sakura Maku, Molly Colleen O’Connell, Frank Santoro, Gipi, Carol Tyler, Vanessa Davis, Jason T. Miles and Joseph Hart

Rock That Never Sleeps is one book by two wonderful artists, Juliacks and Olga Volozova.

ACT-I-VATE</a> the webcomics collective will have books and signings aplenty:


12 pm – 1pm JAH FURRY, AIV’s “Minister of Hype” kicks things off!
1pm – 2 pm MIKE CAVALLARO (Parade (with fireworks), Loviathan) & NATHAN SHREIBER (Power Out)
2 pm – 3 pm MOLLY CRABAPPLE (Backstage, and this year’s MOCCA poster artist)
3 pm – 4 pm DAN GOLDMAN (Kelly)
4 pm – 5 pm JENNIFER HAYDEN (Underwire) and JIM DOUGAN (Sam & Lilah)


11-12 pm NATHAN SHREIBER (Power Out)
12 pm -1 pm MIKE CAVALLARO (Parade (with fireworks), Loviathan)
1 pm – 2 pm JIM DOUGAN (Sam & Lilah)
2 pm – 3 pm JENNIFER HAYDEN (Underwire)
3 pm – 4 pm JAH FURRY


We’ll be located at tables 606 & 607. Mike Dawson will be pushing his brand new ACE-FACE book.
Lamar Abrams will be pushing his brand new REMAKE book.
Fred Chao will be pushing his brand new JOHNNY HIRO book.
Jamie Tanner will be pushing good ol’ AVIARY and I’m sure he’ll have a new mini up his sleeve.

We’ll also be bringing along most of our backstock. A few surprises, out-of-print gems, and of course, preview books for our fall line-up.


Sean Ford and the SUNDAYS crew:

We’re excited to announce that the third volume of the Sundays Anthology will debut at MoCCA Art Fest 2009. Sundays 3 will be something of a different beast than the first two anthologies. Rather than oversized, the book will be three smaller volumes packaged as one. Weighing in at 4″ x 4.75″ x 3 books, Sundays 3 will feature one book edited by Chuck McBuck, one edited by Joseph Lambert and one tag-team edited by Alex Kim and Sean Ford.

Four of the books original editors have returned to work with some new Sundays contributors, including: John Brodowski (Curio Cabinet), Lydia Conklin (Middle of the Ocean), James Hindle (Folded Paper Assembly), Blaise Larmee (I Would Like to Live There), Melissa Mendes (Freddy), and Annie Murphy (I Still Live). The three volumes will feature original work by these exciting and talented cartoonists.

Sundays 3 will debut at MoCCA Art Fest on Saturday June 6. Sundays will be located at table 807, along the back wall. The Sundays table will also have some other new goodies from Alex Kim (Wall City), Joe Lambert (Turtle, Keep It Steady), Chuck McBuck (Snake Oil), Melissa Mendes (Freddy) and Sean Ford (Only Skin). We hope to see you there!

Buenaventura Press will be at tables 318-321.

We will be debuting the long-anticipated The Complete Jack Survives, by Jerry Moriarty and The Gigantic Robot by Tom Gauld (Three Very Small Comics, Hunter and Painter). Advance copies of these books will be available, as will the artists. This is Tom Gauld’s first official US signing, and Jerry Moriarty’s first signing ever (at the age of 72!). Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to meet these groundbreaking cartoonists.

Charles Burns will be signing his deluxe art portfolio Permagel and his new letterpress artist book Swipe File. If we’re lucky he’ll bring out some rare treasures from his stash to unload and maybe a new issue of Free Shit.

Lisa Hanawalt with her mini comics ( I Want You forthcoming.)

Emelie Östergren and Clara Johansson from Sweden with their books Evil Dress and Mexikansk Gränsö.

We’re bringing along a mess of excellent books, comics, and paraphernalia, including the glorious Kramers Ergot 7, of which our supply is dwindling to the last few hundred copies. Pick yours up at the fest or from our web store! Quite a few Kramers artists will be in attendance at MOCCA if you want to get your copy signed: Adrian Tomine, Seth, Jonathan Bennett, Matthew Thurber, Kim Deitch, Frank Santoro, and Ron Regé, and others.

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Fanfare/Ponent Mon is excited to be exhibiting at the MoCCA art Festival for the first time this year. The company’s entire line—including 2009 Eisner nominated THE QUEST FOR THE MISSING GIRL and 2008 Eisner nominated THE ICE WANDERER, both by Jiro Taniguchi; and newly released, critically acclaimed MY MOMMY by Jean Regnaud and Emile Bravo—will be available for purchase at a special show discount.

Also, an advanced preview of Jiro Taniguchi’s A DISTANT NEIGHBORHOOD, Volume 1 will be available at the booth, as well as free postcards of NEIGHBORHOOD, MY MOMMY and QUEST.

In conjunction with Knockabout Comics, Fanfare/Ponent Mon will also have available for purchase THE FABULOUS FURRY FREAK BROTHERS OMNIBUS by Gilbert Shelton, DISEASE OF LANGUAGE by Alan Moore and BOLLAND STRIPS by Brian Bolland and others, also at special show discounts.


Mat Brinkman: MULTIFORCE
Yes, you read that correctly — the entire saga at full size. 22 pages of comics genius. Sneak attack.

Ed Nukey Nukes and Jocko Levent Brainiac: PEE DOG 2: THE CAPTAIN’S FINAL LOG
A 60 page opus d’filth from 1986 co-created by an artist we publish whose name rhymes with Shmary Kanter. Just 500 made.

Lane Milburn and Frank Santoro: COLD HEAT SPECIAL #9
Not a season goes by without a slice of such goodness.

Hand-collages unique objects. Just 100 made!

First printings how available!

Lauren Weinstein: TWO GHOST STORIES zine

And new work from Matthew Thurber, Anya Davidson, Taylor McKimens, and others!


Festival Signing Schedule

Special Event: Frank Santoro and Gary Panter in conversation at 3:45 on Sunday in the programming room.


11 am-12 pm: Frank Santoro
12 pm -2 pm: Lauren Weinstein and Frank Santoro
2-3 pm: Matthew Thurber
3:00 pm-5 pm: Lauren Weinstein
5 pm – 6 pm: Frank Santoro


11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Lauren Weinstein
12:30 pm -1:30 pm: Frank Santoro
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m: Gary Panter and Devin Flynn
4 pm – 6 pm: Lauren Weinstein