So I think this year’s MoCCA Art Festival was the best yet (if only they can get some darn air conditioning for the second floor it would have been perfect.) It was a very star studded event- I stopped breathing for a few seconds as I looked up from the PictureBox table and came face to face with Michel Gondry- who is definitely as cute in person. His son, a spitting image of him, was standing next to him. They both were signing comics they made published by PictureBox. Then if meeting Michel wasn’t enough, I also had a nice little conversation with Gary Panter, whose brand new enormous book I had just ordered. So many artists I’ve featured on this blog were there promoting their work- Lynda Barry, Adrian Tomine, Austin English, Tom Neely, Jillian Tamaki. I took a bunch of pictures and went back to the bank for a second time for more cash. I think I bought enough books for two months of posts! Here’s some highlights from the show–
Every year it’s held at the famous Puck building in NYC.
left- Some Brooklyn artists had some colorful great stuff, right- Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki signed their new book together Skim, which I purchased and will share soon.
left- Austin English, right- a group of Baltimore artists who had some really unique stuff.
left- Adrian Tomine, right- the Top Shelf section.