Monday, June 29, 2009
Well I had a good day today because it was spent almost entirely in front of my drawing table which makes me happy. The cherry on top of my hard work sundae however is the fact that I got a review as well. And I am happy to say its a good one by Andrea Speed for Comixtreme.com. You can read it HERE.
Friday, June 19, 2009
DO YOU BELONG IN NYC?
Yes, but sometimes you wish there were a better option.
You do love New York, and you fit in here better than you have anywhere else. You're committed to the city, and you take advantage of all of its amazing food, culture, nightlife and arts. But you have nagging doubts about this relationship. Spend your whole life here? Not sure about that. Sometimes you wonder about that farm in your fantasies or even just a smaller city. But in reality, you know there's nowhere better. Click here for suggestions about how to really enjoy NYC.
If you need to kill 15 minutes do the quiz. My advisor (I suppose I should now say former advisor?) David Heatley did the awesome illustration for it. Off to do something real! ha.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
So MoCCA was really cool. Some personal highlights: Finally introducing myself to Gabrielle Bell. Also meeting Ron Rege Jr. And introducing myself to Evan Dorkin. Again! But I had a slightly more proper chat with him this time around. :)
I also got to see J.T. Yost fellow Xeric winner again. Check out his awesome work here and here. Also here is his books page: birdcagebottombooks.com. And I got to see Box Brown who I am also a huge fan of. I think that was it for Xeric peoples representing at MoCCA this year. If not, I am sorry I missed the others.
To be honest the new venue was very different from the Puck building. The Armory is really cool, don't get me wrong, but it definitely does not have the charm of the Puck. Plus it was just as unbearably warm as last year. I suppose it was a more democratic layout but it was also colder and more overwhelming in a way. It felt more "convention" than "festival". But I guess that is what happens when things get bigger. And MoCCA certainly seems to have exploded.
Regardless it still maintained its open and positive vibe and I am getting much better at introducing myself and just stepping up and talking about my work. Practice practice right? So yeah, MoCCA gets an A!
Festival updates: other than SPX this September I am plotting to show up and exhibit at APE this fall so anybody in San Fransisco let me know if you will be around in October. It would be my first foray into California. I'm really hoping it will work out.
Monday, June 8, 2009
Heather, I hope that's the one that made JG laugh. :)
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
I will be featured again in Time Out New York's Photo Finish feature this week. I think I may have said this last time, but I really like this one so take a peek either in the magazine itself or on-line. I will post the link in the next posting.
Also if you are in New York this weekend swing by the always amazing MoCCA Art Festival. I will be there with Dunja Jankovic, Anna Raff and Maria Sputnik. I am honored to be sharing a table with such talented women and it will be well worth it to check it out. We are at table 403. I am very excited (if not freaking out a little bit) about the convention this weekend. It is always a very rewarding experience and I hope to see you there!