Tuesday, June 02, 2009

New Books, New Parties and MoCCA Festival

Sparkplug is premiering Windy Corner #3 and Rock That Never Sleeps this Weekend at the MoCCA festival in New York City.

Windy Corner #3 Edited by Austin English. This issue has work and writing by Austin English, Lilli Carre, Sakura Maku, Molly Colleen O'Connell, Frank Santoro, Gipi, Carol Tyler, Vanessa Davis, Jason T. Miles and Joseph Hart

Rock That Never Sleeps
is one book by two wonderful artists, Juliacks and Olga Volozova.

The books will be at the show and all events as well as being available online at:

The MoCCA Festival is at 69th Regiment Armory at 68 Lexington Avenue, between 25th and 26th Streets June 6th and 7th, 11am-6pm
We'll be at tables 813-815. Artists at the table will include Shannon O'leary, Austin English, Tom Neely, Jesse Reklaw, Willow Dawson, Molly O'connell, Juliacks, and Olga Volozova.

I'll be on a panel with some good buddies on Saturday at the festival from 2pm to 2:50, Making Good Comics in a New Era
With Alvin Buenaventura (Buenaventura Books), Mats Jonsson (Gallago), Tom Neely (2007 Ignatz Winner), Brett Warnock (Top Shelf), Julia Wertz (www.fartparty.org), Dylan Williams (Sparkplug Comic Books). Chaired by Heidi MacDonald (The Beat). How are small comics publishers and self-published cartoonists responding to the current comics market? What are the main challenges and opportunities for independent publishers in today’s publishing climate? This roundtable is cosponsored by Sparkplug Comics.

We are taking part in two great events. One of Friday Night and the second on Saturday Night:

Friday, June 5th from 8:30 to 11:00 pm at Eye-Level BQE Gallery, at 364 Leonard St. in Brooklyn NY

Comics publishers Secret Acres, Bodega Distribution, and Sparkplug Books are proud to present some brand new ink of the future - hot off the presses - at Brooklyn’s own Eye-Level BQE Gallery on Friday, June 5th in conjunction with this year’s MOCCA Arts Festival! Celebrate new releases by cartoonist Minty Lewis who will be debuting her collected Ignatz Award winning PS Comics, along with fellow cartoonists Jesse Moynihan, author of the critically acclaimed Follow Me, Kazimir Strzepek, creator of the Eisner Award-nominated graphic novel The Mourning Star and, last but not least, Olga Volozova and Ignatz nominee Juliacks who will unveil their new collaborative comic book odyssey, Rock That Never Sleeps. Joining the artists for a four day only group art show will be special international cartooning guests from noted Swedish publisher, Galago, and the renowned Norwegian comics collective, Dongery. Also on display will be new works be Eamon Espey, Theo Ellsworth, Austin English and many more.

Saturday, June 6th from 6:30-8:30 at Giant Robot New York, at 437 E. 9th between 1st Ave and Ave. A in Manhattan Wow, June 6th is shaping up to be an event filled day at GRNY. In addition to the opening reception Panelists V, Giant Robot will also host the debut of three new comics including Windy Corner #3. Meet the artists behind the Ignatz award nominated magazine and get a signed copy of the new issue. Editor Austin English will be on hand, along with contributors Lilli Carre, Sakura Maku, Molly Colleen O'Connell, and Joseph Hart. Also witness the debut of Rock That Never Sleeps, a comics collaboration from acclaimed artists JULIACKS and Olga Volozova, Julia Wertz's much anticipated Fart Party v. 2, as well as Crooked Teeth #4, the amazing mini comic from up-and-coming artist Nate Doyle! All the artists will be on hand to talk about their work and sign books.

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