MoCCA Fest was a whopping success this year. We were very impressed with the new set-up implemented by MoCCA’s new benevolent over-lords, The Society of Illustrators. There were many differences from previous years, mos tof them great. The curtain dividers between rows meant everyone automatically got some space to hang their banners and art, and less background noise (although I still lost my voice fora bit from talking over the crowd all day). The MoCCA Museum Gallery was a pleasant addition. Loved seeing all the original cartoon art (see the photo gallery below). The fancy aisle banners and full-color commemorative booklet were nice touches too. The booklet looked great and included a picture and blurb from every single exhibitor. One very excited little girl even asked me to sign our page in the booklet.
As for EyeHeartUs (aka Laura G + me), all the improvement by SOI must have helped since our sales practically doubled over last year. I dunno if it was the crowd the attracted or the presentation or just us , but most other tablers I talked to seamed to be doing better as well. We’re definitely looking forward to another year of SOI at the helm. Overall I had lots of fun. Seems like we comics festivals are the only time we get to see half our friends nowadays. It was great to see and meet so many creative people and discover their work.
Speaking of new work. Two of my comics debuted at MoCCA Fest: my new mini Who Wants Meat?and the comic I contributed to the second Three Armed Squid anthology. You can check out photos of both along with other snapshots from the weekend.
Happy Freee Comics Day!!! To celebrate I’m letting everyoen and everyone download a free copy of Space box Issue #1. It follows a newly minted Space Box crew on their first and possibly most glorious mission. Enjoy.
Just wanted to share a sneak peak of my latest comic, Space Box Issue #1! It’s sci-fi cartoon about a misfit crew who boldly explores the back alleys of the universe.
It has action.
It has msytery!
It has noxious gases!
And best of all I’ll be debuting it this weekend at MoCCA Fest in New York City this weekend So if you’re in town come see me and Laura at table G11 at the Lexington Avenue Armory
68 Lexington Ave (Between 25th &26th Streets).
After MoCCA keep an eye for new pages to be posted (semi) regularly ate BearBrains.com.
Just in time for King Con I’m producing a mini comic with our dog, Taco. He’s a very wise and happy dogs, and now he’s finally sharing all his secrets in a book entitled:
P.S. Did i mention Laura and I have table at this year’s King Con Brooklyn on Saturday November 6th? Well we do! We’ll be selling our wares (prints and comics and stickers and totes and T-shirtsand stuff) and saying Hi to all the nice people. Check out our Facebook Event Page for more details.
Sneak peak of the first panel of the comic I’m working on for the sci-fi comic collection, Hadron Colliderscope. Don’t get too eager yet. Only a few panels are fully shaded. However you still have shot at reading the full 3-page story as well as the others in the collection if you show up to MoCCA Art Festival in NYC this weekend. We’re printing out some copies of the work-in-progress version to share and prepare people for the upcoming Hadron Colliderscope website.
I’m always very excited just to attend MoCCA Fest, but I’m extra psyched to have something to show this year.
So just before Christmas break I proposed to my sweetheart, Laura. I popped the question through a mini-comic with a hidden fold-in message.
A couple weeks before I accidentally blabbed that was getting her a super secret surprise. I was about to tell her about a similar marriage proposal concieved by Australian illustrator, Guy Shield. But I stopped myself mid-sentence realized it would be a far better idea to show Laura, than tell her. >:)
Luckily she had no idea what her gift was going to be. I kept telling her it was gonna be a pumpkin because she never got to carve one for Halloween. (Thus the gag on the last page.) By the time i gave it to her she had sussed out the fact that card was involved, but she was still caught totally off-guard when she read the fold-in surprise.
Here are photos of the comic plus a PDF for clearer viewing:
Notice how the pictures form an engagement ring. Shoudl made the game store clerk yellow…
Laura modeling her the actual ring next to the card.
Here:s the PDF. Click the “full screen” button that pops up when you hover.