Wednesday, June 27, 2007

MOCCA 2007

pushing aside all the other stuff i've been meaning to blog about but havn't yet ( i was informed by someone at the Sammy The Mouse release show--which you missed and it was a blast, thank you very much-- that he ACTUALLY READS this blog, which was wildly encouraging to me as far as keeping this thing going...) is the fact that this past weekend i attended MOCCA 2007 in new york city.
it was my 2nd time at this event, and i'll be damned if i dindn't take a total bath, $-wise: last year sucessfully cleared table and plane fare and made a couple hundred bucks on top of that, this year felt like i couldn't GIVE the damn books away. very strange.

as always with these kinds of things, though, saw some old pals ( such as the always great Mark Burrier, with whom i shared a table) and met some nice folks (such as Everett and Giaoia from the old-school fanzine Mineshaft, which you should check out). it wasn't a total bust.

also did signings for my new Sammy The Mouse book ( which Fantagraphics sold out of, thanks very much...). pictured here is me with nice fellow/ comedic genius Michael Kupperman (if you havn't seen the work Michael drew for the recent Satuday Night Live/ TV Funhouse clip "Big-Boobed Einstien", you need to check it out on youtube or whatever that thing is...pretty damn funny) of Snake N' Bacon/ Tales Designed to Thrizzle fame at the Fantagraphics signing table.

notice that he is signing things and i am not.

2nd day was with cartoonist/ writer Paul Karasik who put together the astounding new collection of Fletcher Hanks' comic work "I Shall Destroy All Civilized Planets!". holy crap is it great.
and, for those of you wondering, Jason Miles' "Dead Ringer" was NOT completed in time for MOCCA. why? because it wasn't ready yet.
when will it be ready?
(...all together now) WHEN IT IS DONE.

remember that i love you all,



Blogger Paul said...

Thanks for the kind words. It was a pleasure to meet you, as well.

For those of your readers unfamiliar with the work of Fletcher Hanks, may I suggest that you go here and check out the BONUS page for a slidehow of a remarkable Fantomah story that does NOT appear in the book.

(Also, I might suggest that if you plan to purchase this book, hop to it...looks like we may sell out! It is rocketing up Amazon with a bullet! Whodathunkit?)

-Paul K.

7:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you've got more readers of this blog than you'll ever know...

and we want more!

10:52 AM  
Blogger Grace said...

zak are you wearing a scarf in that picture?

8:29 PM  
Blogger chris said...

...or is it a noose?

9:23 AM  
Blogger zak said...

uh, actually it's just a shadow. it SHOULD'VE been a noose (or a scarf, cuz that's so artistic and pretentious...i would've CLEANED UP!!)

7:24 PM  
Blogger Katherine said...

i love reading the blog, zak!

i'm looking forward to getting sammy the mouse into my eager little hands...

11:26 AM  

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