Sunday, June 11, 2006


MoCCA is now behind us and I am the exhausted. Saw some great friends, met some awesome people, had some times, sold a couple books, traded a few and bought a bunch. I'll have much more to say once my brain and body fully recover.

Some of the books I bought/traded for were absolutely fantastic (and due to a desire to not go completely brokass, some of the books I didn't get were equally great — it was a particularly good show), but the book that HAS to be the book of the show for me, so far, is the new Paping #14.

I want to photograph a page or two in the coming days (scanning would be prohibitive), but I have the cover to show, at least.

I haven't read it (or anything) yet, but Paping has never let me down, and this is just an amazing object.

Hand-burnished (images unique to each book) wood covers sandwitching a collection of Partyka/Paping artists ayy working in silkscreen (each issue has a theme or focus, and silkscreen is this issue's). Comics and images from Dave Miko, Sean McCarthy (the greatest monster artist of the 21st century), Shawn Cheng (unless he's the greatest monster artist of the 21st century), Billy Mavreas, Sara Edward Corbet, Matt Wiegle (the great mythologizer), Zak Smith (map recycler), editor John Mejias and Jeffrey Lewis. Beautiful stuff.

I can't wait to get into it all. Well, I can. I need sleep. Badly.


Blogger Marcos Perez said...

quite like that cover guy and his big hands.
check this out. got an email from rob in cliffface.

Rob Sat guest artist!

12:04 PM  
Blogger Justin J. Fox said...

That's pretty sweet. Good on that guy.

12:20 PM  
Blogger Justin J. Fox said...

Oh yeah, all the covers were good and unique, but I fell in love with big hands at first site.

12:21 PM  
Blogger Marcos Perez said...

big hands and hellbows. im still exhausted.

12:39 PM  
Blogger Justin J. Fox said...

HELLBOWS! I forgot.

I feel like the truck that hit me came back to chase me over the glens and dales.

12:54 PM  

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