MoCCA 2012 Recap

Here's an un-ordered, recap of the LGBT comics and creators I found exhibiting at MoCCA, as well as some who just caught my eye for being awesome. 

What's Normal Anyway - A webcomic by Morgan Boecher about being a trans male. It's funny, light, and interesting. 

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14 Nights- A webcomic (also available in print) by Kristina Stipetic

A story following the slow-evolving romance between two very non-stereotypical men. One, a chubby Russian scientist who's missing a hand, and his coworker, a man who's terrified of sex. It's realism is balanced well by surreal dream sequences and visual poetry not usually found in a sexy comic.

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Lonnie Mann had several prins and a zine compiling some of his strips that I picked up. It told stories that ranged from childhood nightmares, to neighborhood weirdos, to grindr. I checked out his site which is full of funny, whimsical strips and beautiful art.

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JD Glass and Kris Dresen were tabling together showcasing new books. I recognized them from last NYCC's women in comics panel. Kris was showing off her new collection of strips She Said.

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Tim Goldman's geeky robot illustrations were a hoot. He puts a new one online every week at http://robotoftheweek.tumblr.com/!

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I'm totally jazzed by the comics of Lale Westvind who I saw a few weeks ago at the Brooklyn Zine Festival. Her comics blend a whole lot of indie comic styles. I see echoes of Matt Howarth, Julie Doucet and Moebius all bouncing around on her pages, and every comic she has seems to have a different feel to it. Super creative and super-friendly. Check out her animations too!

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Adrian James had a bunch of comics more in the punk/genderqueer vein.

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I fell in love with the illustrations of Alisa Harris who had printed up cards with the faces of the Darjeeling Limited cast.

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Also of note, the clever drawings of Manvir Sing. The Evolutionist's Doodlebook and Zoostalgia. Nifty. Hard to sumarize. Available collected in two charming books on Amazon and at local comic shops.


 

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And what MoCCA would be complete without Bill Roundy? Bill draws the Brooklyn Paper's Bar Scrawl as well as comics  and stories about his own life. 

This year, Bill was tabling beside talented illustrator Aeden C. Roberts who had gorgeous prints and fancy handmade art books.

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And to top it off, the MoCCA guest of honor was P. Craig Russel, who besides having illustrated Sandman and countless other incredible comics, is also openly gay! So, hurrah to MoCCA for being an inclusive, vibrant scene.

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on May 1, 2012

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