I recently received this great email from Greg Ruth regarding his participation in this year’s MoCCA NY comic book convention. Greg is a very talented artist and also very nice guy that I’ve talked to a few times over the years at MoCCA and he always has terrific art on display.
If you’ve never been, MoCCA is an independent comic book convention housed in the fantastic Puck Building which every June becomes full of fans and professionals alike who adore the four-colored (and sometimes black and white) art form.
Ahoy!As previously forewarned, I wanted to update you all on the upcoming 2008 MoCCA Arts Festival at the Puck Building in lower Manhattan this June 7th and 8th. As in previous years, I shall be nuzzled in on the ground floor at my usual table alongside the illustrious Allen Spiegel in booths A55-A56, and this year we have a veritable horn o’ plenty of exclusives, sneak peeks and original art for you all to enjoy.First off, I’ll be heavily featuring work put towards my upcoming creator owned graphic novel from Scholastic/Graphix, THE LOST BOY: The Woodland Chronicles Book 1. Included in the cacophony will be a great deal of new art, a galley of the book thus far, a new sumo-sized poster-card, and a special 18×20 limited edition giclee print of the image below:
As a special treat, I will have on hand a limited number of the upcoming hardcover edition of Conan: Born on the Battlefield complete with a seventeen page sketchbook feature and an introduction by the most excellent Ed Brubaker. This heavy tome collects the entire six issue run of my collaboration with Kurt Busiek, and won’t be out officially until later in the month, so stop on by early for a signed copy before they vanish like so much morning fog!As always I’ll have original art put towards Goosebumps, Sherlock Holmes, The Matrix, Freaks of the Heartland, Sudden Gravity and a peek at my forthcoming children’s picture book from Feiwel&Friends entitled The Pirate’s Guide to First Grade, among others. There will also be a hefty number of some of my recent cover work and some exciting news and sneak-peeks at some forthcoming treats so that you may inoculate yourself properly for the future.Allen will have on hand the newly collected hardcover of Jon Muth’s Zen Ties, the sequel to his award winning children’s picture book, Zen Shorts, his recently collected edition of M from Harry Abrams, Barron Storey’s collected sketchbook work, Kent WIlliams’ beautiful monograph, Amalgalm and the remaining few copies of Phil Hale’s double volume Mockingbirds. Allen will most assuredly have a good deal of other unmentionable glory to enjoy as is his tendency in this area, so make sure to come eyes wide open.This is one of my all time favorite shows full of some of the best work around- I heartily encourage anyone who can muster for the journey to come on down and say hello. I sincerely hope to see you there, and hope this letter find you all well and happy. For further info, directions, a map of the show, and the exhibitor list, please click feverishly upon the link below. Come hungry!