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MoCCAFest 2013

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

MoCCA, now a subsidiary of the Society of Illustrators, will be holding its annual festival at the 69th Regiment Armory (68 Lexington Ave, in between 25th and 26th streets) on April 6th and 7th, 11AM until 6PM. I will be attending on both days, situated at table #153 and a half, down isle E.

Please click here for a reference to table #153.

More information can be found on the MoCCAFest website, at http://www.societyillustrators.org/Mocca_Event.aspx?id=8605.

My father’s demise

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

My father died on Saturday. He had terminal brain cancer and fought the psychological reality of that for about 3 years. I was with him for a large portion of the final year, and I was able to witness his last breath. He did not die easily. His disintegration was a disturbing and confusing phenomenon, because it was difficult to tell which sections of time were occupied by “Dad”. But I’m glad that it’s over, for him and for me.

He was buried on Monday.

I’m not sure what is going to happen next, but after I settle all of his affairs, NofNA updates will attempt to resume to a normal schedule.

MoCCA Fest 2012 and Future Plans

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Hello all,

I’ve returned from the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art Festival for 2012. Every year I have a lot of fun. Many people stopped by my portion of the festival to have a glance at the books on display and to chat a little bit. Toby, Amina, Michael (who I later remembered bought a book from me at a festival prior), even Suzanne–Flash–from SR (I missed Jen though!).

The experience made me want to create more content for the festival next year. As a result, I don’t think I’ll be updating NofNA as much as before. I plan to update only once or twice a week and use the rest of the time to finish old projects that should have been finished long ago, including the reissuing of the 10%+ books.

My father, who is terminally ill, is also requiring more and more care as he nears the end of his life. I feel that this schedule will further benefit him as well.

Until next update, thank you for reading.

MoCCA Festival 2012

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
MoCCA Festival 2012

Barring any more medical emergencies, NofNA will be at MoCCA fest again this year. I hope to see you there. Simply look for the banner to the left.

MoCCA Festival is held at the 69th Regiment Armory, which is located in between 26th street and 25th street, on Lexington Avenue. Hours of operation this year are:

Saturday, April 28 & Sunday, April 29. Both 11am-6pm. That’s one weekend from this weekend.

MoCCA has supplied respondents with a mapquest map. Click here to view it.

Click here for a map to the NofNA table, which is table L6.

I will have copies of 10%+ and Secretary‘ to display, with the books Untitled and Wild Style for sale. I will also be doing free sketches, so you should drop by and ask for something.

Secretary Prime, Second Edition

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Secretary Prime, the second edition, has been released. This is a budget release that should be easier to afford. It’s the regular edition of Secretary Prime that was originally canceled a year ago. The quality isn’t as luscious as the special edition, but it’s still very nice, with something even the special edition didn’t have: laminated covers.

Printing is being handled by the independent comics printer Ka-Blam. This means that orders won’t be filled by me directly, so I can’t send out postcard sketches. Shipping also can’t be free this time, but the full set shouldn’t cost more than $75 if you live in the contiguous 48 states of the US.

As each book is printed to order, please allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery.

The re-issuing of 10%+ should be next. However, due to the medical state of an immediate family member, this work may be delayed.

Take care.

NofNA projects on Kickstarter

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011
NofNA projects on Kickstarter

Hey! Both Wild Style and the 2nd Edition of 10%+ have launched on Kickstarter. These are the first NofNA book projects which will be taking orders via pre-order.

The Wild Style book will feature roughly double the content on the site, mostly from a couple of longer stories.

10%+ will be reformatted into 4 books–the original story, plus the Addendum. I expect I’ll do new covers for these. In addition, if the funding manages to go over the initial $3,000 required for 25 copies, extra copies of individual books will be able to be ordered.

If you’ve truly enjoyed these stories, now’s your chance to show your appreciation and make sure there will be many more NofNA book projects to come. Thank you!!

Secretary Prime

Saturday, August 20th, 2011
Secretary Prime

The Secretary book set is now available for sale.
Please use this post for discussion about the events in the book.

Lycosa ends

Monday, June 20th, 2011
Lycosa ends

Venom 8 couldn’t create their masterpiece in the end, because they had already spent all of their energy forming an earlier one. It took them back one by one until they simply vanished.

I hope you enjoyed Lycosa. NofNA will now take a week-long break. The next series will debut on June 30th, next Thursday. In the meantime, try reading Lycosa again from the beginning!

…She was either going to be the Spider or the Valiant, but I don’t think enough people would’ve gotten the Valiant-Dart connection…

MoCCA Fest 2011

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
MoCCA Fest 2011

Hello everyone,

I will be exhibiting at MoCCA again this year. If you’d like stop by, the date and time of the event is April 9th to April 10th, 11AM – 6PM. We’ll be at the same location as last year, 68 Lexington Ave (Between 25th St & 26th St) in Manhattan, New York City.

I will be exhibiting on half of table # I 3. Click here for a map to me. Look for the image to your left; it will be the vertical banner standing behind the table.

There will not be much for sale, but I will be on hand to chat and draw.

Hope to see you there!

SPX

Monday, September 28th, 2009
SPX

The human brain is especially sensitive to comparison, but I don’t think I had an especially good time at SPX because I busted my leg on the first day. It did add spice to the event, but there was so much going on, and so many artists exhibiting, that the entire exhibition carried the sweet air of prospect for all attending. I talked with a one Matt Rhodes and he mentioned how people had been telling him that they had to leave the room, there were so many artistic efforts coming at spectators from so many angles.

My sister and her friends Sarah and Soo were stationed with me at our table as we watched the passing throng peruse the wares. Some people stopped to say hello, and some had to soldier on and devote their attentions elsewhere. Maybe it was because it was absolutely FRIGID there thanks to the hotel’s overzealous climate control; we were right under a register. But we got to experience the dynamics of a suffused marketplace firsthand. We were all the way in the back, so I can’t help but think that our location and ambient temperature hurt our chances at selling. But it was our first time too. I took down a bunch of ideas that should make my display even more eye-catching, including more affordable comics, like the upcoming Tortoise and the Hare mini comic. We’re going to come back next year stronger than before thanks to the data we’ve all gathered. MoCCA is next… or possibly King Con since I’m right there, near Brooklyn. Kelly, are you reading this?

On the other side of the table, it was a lot of fun to browse. I shook hands with a bunch of cool people, including Rice Boy‘s Evan Dahm and the man and CEO behind comiXpress who handled my order, Logan DeAngelis. I had two great abutting tablemates, Andrew Edge of Cool Monkey Press (I bought a print of a great portrait he did of Frank Zappa) and David Allan Duncan (At the end of the con, we agreed to trade–my 10%+ Addendum for his The Moonshine Murders series). Unfortunately, I am not the kind of person who thinks to take photographs, but I’m glad I could have these memories. Next time, I want to have the protocol that’ll let me approach even more people.

I think the highlight of the convention was meeting the NofNA fans who came by to the table. Sorry about the cold, guys. Thanks for stopping by. Great meeting you! There was one person who I missed. Who are ya? Sorry I wasn’t there–Mr. Rhodes, above, invited me to draw in a light-based medium. Really cool idea; I couldn’t say no!

Hope to see you at the next convention.

I still have to program the NofNA store, so the books are not going to go on sale just yet. I’ll let everyone know when they do with a big fanfare.