Monday, April 11, 2011

Cold Hands pg12

So, the weekend has come and gone, along with it this year's 2011 MoCCA Art Festival. It is always such a great experience and this time was no exception. I met a lot of great people and sold a lot of my work. My mini-comic, "Jack," completely sold-out. I'm so happy because I love the way that book came out. I worry about my stories sometimes appealing to a large audience (basically, anyone other than myself) because it's different. My work is dramatic/serious and it means a lot that other people are enjoying the work that I do.

Well, enough about me. Like I said, I met a lot of cool people. Alec Lewellyn, whom I know from college, gave me a copy of his most recent mini-comics: "Big Title" #2 and "Pancakes!" I've read them and I think they are really awesome. His stories revolve around his wrestling characters, the main one being a guy named William Downs. I find his work to be humorous and entertaining. Me and my guy used to watch a bit of Friday Night Smackdown before it switched channels so I get the whole theatrics of putting on a wrestling show. It is all a show. Big Title #2 pokes fun of that to a certain degree but it also revels in it like a real wrestling match. So, I find. Pancakes! is a great issue, too. Personally, I'm more of a waffles gal but that's splitting hairs.

Find more Alec Lewellyn work here: aleclewellyn.blogspot.com

Another really cool group I met was Accent UK. They are an independant comic producer, mostly from the UK who put together a yearly anthology, along with their own regular titles. They gave me their most recent copy of their anthology, which I have yet to crack open. I did start to read the other comic they gave me entitled "Whatever Happened to the World's Fastest Man." I'd say I'm about half-way through the book, and I'm really liking it so far. The premise involves a man who can stop time, and is using this gift/curse to help other people, though it winds up taking a personal toll on him. The artwork is lovely. There's a cool distinction between the way regular time and "Bobby time" (Bobby being the main character) is illustrated. The shading and the tonal values make the world around Bobby such a somber place. It helps the reader connect with the isolation the main character is feeling. I look forward to finishing the story up.

Find more info about Accent UK here: www.accentukcomics.com

There are some other books that I have and haven't read yet, and some other artists I'll be sure to get around to talking about. I'll have more talk about the overall experience of the convention on this week's episode of The Verbal Mosh.

It was one crazy good weekend and I look forward to next year's MoCCA Fest.

2 comments:

Dave West said...

Hi, just a quick note to let you know how much I enjoyed reading 'Jack', a great little understated tale executed very nicely.
Great to meet you at the weekend, glad you're enjoying 'Whatever Happened To The World's Fastest Man?'... so far.
Dave W (Accent UK)

Alec_Lewellyn said...

Thanks for the kind words, I'm glad you liked 'em!