Jefe aka Johnny Chiba gets ornery at the Armory for MoCCA Fest 2014
presented by Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art
and the Society of Illustrators
THE Charlie Brown balloon from the Macy's Parade was floating high
above the Armory's convention booths, making it relatively easy to find friends
("I'm right under Charlies Brown's nose" or "look for me under Chuck's gonads")
The Kaboom Press booth featured an amazing slew of comics from a couple
of my favorite cartoon series, Adventure Time and Regular Show.
I appreciated the different artist's takes on Finn and Jake's timely adventures,
and who knew there was even a Skips comic on a regular basis?
Hello artist Tim Smith! I have an affinity for the Hulk, no matter how angry or gay
he may look, even when artist Tim is drawing him for the sake of it. nice outlines,
just an interesting take on the other side of Bruce Banner and gamma ray design.
artist Steph Bailey and her "Wolfipede" caught my eye and heart... well done!
The Empress tarot card
from artist In Kyung Chah
excellent interview with the artist, and many illustrations to boot
Jesse Jacobs' blogspot website: onemillionmouths.blogspot.ca/
At the Koyama table, I also came across the way-interesting
art of Michael DeForge, including the screen printed Wet Cough
Official Michael DeForge site:
is Michael DeForge the greatest cartoonist
of his generation? click here
Fantagraphics Press reprinted this comic in
hardcover format, a story with a spine worth retelling
THE LADIES OF MoCCA FEST
a plenitude of women artists and illustrators
lined the booths and alleys with pizzazz, zest and color
Dominique Martin aka Dom the Deer - comics and illustration
Kendra Allenby - Drawn Out Days
Speaking of Mike Diana, the infamous artist himself
was spotted walking around MoCCA Fest
interesting faces from Mike Turzanski
The Hulk and The Batman by
Ricardo Lopez Ortiz
did you know Fajardo Coquis is a frog from Puerto Rico?
Kat Fajardo knows now!
Mark Pate's Rick Flash & The Adventurenauts
i appreciated the giant robot
the free comic from Atomic Robo (Red 5 Comics)
featured a cool giant muddy rock monster... Howaaargh!
Michael Vincent Bramley (Most Valued Bastard)'s Hulk vs Thing
postcard brought up memories of the real Hulk vs the real Thing...
this led me to a hulk page from redbubble.com where a slew of
Hulk illustrations were available, including this hilarious Hulk vs Thing.
Daygloayhole (Dayglow Asshole?)'s free little xerox
led me to artist's tumblr site and this cool, unused page
The guys from Drippy Bones books were representing,
including postcard for upcoming comic Force Majeure
One of my favorite tables came from FRMK (Fremok.org),
with a wealth of artist's books from Euro-Belgium
However, my favorite book was Cowboy Henk, a collection of comics from a strip that's been missing
from my life for the past 40 years or so. With the Cowboy's hilarious adventures with poop, penis and testicles
well-documented, I was unhappy to find all sealed copies were sold out by the time I returned to purchase at day's end;
I was offered the last open copy pored thru by hundreds of greasy, geeky hands for full price of $36. No thenk you.
I compiled some of my favorite CH comics found on the internet below. Enjoy.
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