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MoCCA recap day 1: The First Day!
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Ted StearnPaul HornschemeierMiss Lasko-GrossJasoneventsDrew FriedmanDash ShawBlake Bell 16 Jun 2008 12:06 AM

That's what you would have seen if you were among the first attendees to visit our table at this year's MoCCA Art Festival. Check out our "Day 0" recap here, and read on for the full rundown on Day 1 (Saturday, June 7, 2008).

We got to the Puck Building (traditional site for the Festival) early (so very early) on Saturday morning to meet Alex and Mary from Rocketship. This year we arranged to have our books shipped to their store, and they made two trips across the river from Brooklyn to deliver everything to us at the Festival. We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to Alex and Mary, who were solid-gold superstars, going above and beyond the call of duty and providing us with invaluable assistance the entire weekend (not to mention loaning us a spare spinner rack). If you're in the area, get your butt over there ASAP and have yourself a spending spree -- you'll be giving your comics budget to two of the nicest folks in the business. (Plus, their store is fantastic.)

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MoCCA recap day 0: Jason at Rocketship
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Jasonevents 15 Jun 2008 9:42 PM

So as not to overwhelm, I'm going to split up my recap of the 2008 MoCCA Art Festival by day, so stay tuned for further posts and be sure to hit those "Read More" links to read the full report from each day.

This year's experience began on the evening of Friday June 6 at the Museum's gallery space on Broadway at the exhibitor reception and early check-in, where enthusiastic volunteers were distributing badges:

MoCCA Art Festival exhibitor reception, 06/06/08

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Sketchbook #58
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Untagged  15 Jun 2008 12:58 PM

Here's a bunch of autographs by EC/MAD folks -- Jack Kamen, Al Fedlstein, Angelo Torres, Russ Heath & Marie Severin -- as well as Michael Chabon. 

Gary Panter Chats with Tom Spurgeon
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under Gary Panter 15 Jun 2008 10:58 AM

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"[W]hen I start painting I think of where's the water. You don't necessarily see the water, but that's the first thing I think about. You already have air, or you'd be dead. You have a while to find water. In the paintings, that's what I think about. That's the first moment, anyway. "

(Above: The Fantagraphics House.)

Sunday in Boston!
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Leah HayesJohnny Ryanevents 14 Jun 2008 4:42 AM

Blogosphere roundup for 6/13/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under reviewsarbitrary cuteness 14 Jun 2008 4:32 AM

A two-fer this time around, since I was out last Friday. I need to come up with a better name for these link roundup posts. Any suggestions?

When Comic Books Ruled the Earth is enthusiastic about The Education of Hopey Glass by Jaime Hernandez

Sequart on Amor Y Cohetes by the three Hernandez brothers

Also at Sequart, their in-depth look at every issue of Love and Rockets Vol. 1 has reached issue #33

Joe McCulloch (a.k.a. Jog) reprints his Comics Journal review of the first two issues of Gabriella Giandelli’s Interiorae

Chris McLaren, in discussing Jules Feiffer's Explainers, reveals that this Feiffer print hung at one time (and possibly still does) in Neil Gaiman's bathroom

Boing Boing boosts Bottomless Belly Button by Bash Dash Shaw

Largehearted Boy's Book Notes also looks at Bottomless Belly Button

The Oregonian, Jog again, and Sequart again, all on Jason's Pocket Full of Rain and Other Stories

The Forbidden Planet blog on Jason's The Last Musketeer

Shuffleboil on Ray Fenwick's Hall of Best Knowledge

Panels and Pixels says Willie & Joe: The WWII Years by Bill Mauldin "might be the most important comic reprint project of the year"

The Comic Book Bin on R.C. Harvey’s Meanwhile… A Biography of Milton Caniff

Sequart once more, on the Comic Arf anthology

Again with the Comics starts a series of posts on the work of Peter Bagge by looking at his series Neat Stuff

The Floating Lightbulb looks at E.C. Segar's Sappo as it appears in our Popeye collections

• Fantasy writer Icats Nitram takes a look at our 1986 release Children of the Night Tide by Jan Strnad, Dennis Fujitake and Tim Solliday

Plus...

• Our own Eric Reynolds explains Mome to Comic Book Resources (with a preview of the forthcoming Vol. 12)

See Paul Hornschemeier's photos of Kevin Huizenga, Anders Nilsen and the trio's artwork at the Bilbolbul festival in Bologna, Italy

Presspop has photos of a Jim Woodring exhibit in Japan

WFMU apparently has more Fantagraphics clutter to auction off; this time it's the first collection of Kaz's Underworld

Rod McKie spotlights the work of Jason

Ty Buttars reports from Tuesday's Jason event at The Beguiling in Toronto

• And finally, from our Flickr group pool, a cat reading Peanuts upside-down:


Ray Fenwick's slow jams
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Ray Fenwick 13 Jun 2008 2:44 PM

Our beloved Ray Fenwick has been busy lately, check out his New print:

And his Limited edition Hall of Best Knowledge bookplates from Tiny Showcase (available with or without the book):

And his amazing hand-painted Friendship Bracelet slideshow

And his most excellent recent illustration work for The New York Times, The Stranger, and Swindle magazines. See here.

And his Hit List. And most especially, the slow jams mix tape he made for you.

 

 

 

Sneak peek video & photos: Strange and Stranger
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Steve Ditkopreviewsnew releasesBlake Bell 13 Jun 2008 2:10 PM

Our fourth and final preview today is of Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko by Blake Bell. Unfortunately we weren't able to debut this book at the MoCCA festival as planned, but here you can take a quick virtual tour, and of course it is available for pre-order! Watch the video above and click here for a gallery of preview photos. (And don't forget you can also read the intro and, if you're logged in, get a downloadable PDF preview too.)

Sneak peek video & photos: Our Gang Vol. 3
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Walt Kellypreviewsnew releasesclassics 13 Jun 2008 2:08 PM

Our third preview of the day is of Our Gang Vol. 3 by Walt Kelly. This book is due in July and is now available for pre-order! Watch the video above and click here for a gallery of preview photos.

Sneak peek video & photos: The Comics Journal #291
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under The Comics Journalpreviewsnew releases 13 Jun 2008 2:07 PM

Our second preview of the day is of The Comics Journal #291, which features Tim Sale, Josh Simmons, Ralph Steadman, Dan Gordon and a whole lot more. It's due in 2-3 weeks and is now available for pre-order! Watch the video above and click here for a gallery of preview photos.


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