June 23, 2004

Hey friends and lovers of cool miscellany,
This Saturday and Sunday is the MoCCA Art Festival!

Located in the beautiful and historic Puck Building on Houston Street this is the premier event for alternative cartoonist, graphic novels, mini comics, zines, silk screen arts, and DIY creativity in NYC.
John Green, Raina Telgemeier, Marion Vitus and I will be sharing a booth there and will be selling our catalog of comics and original artwork.

Debuting at the show: Be the first to get your hands on our latest issue of Teen Boat! This has been described as the ONLY book that isn't afraid to blur the lines between teenage melodrama and boat related action adventure!

While you are there be sure check out a copy of Quicken Forbidden #12 which is up for a Harvey Award that very night for "best single issue or story". John and I will be dressed our very best for this prestigious event so it will be worth it just to see us slackers with our shirts tucked in!

The Cryptic Press booth will also have plenty of back issues of QF, the Jax Epoch TPB, original paintings and tons of mini-comics like Astronaut Elementary, Go Tortoise Boy Go!, Take-Out Comics by Raina Telgemeier, and of course all 5-issues of Teen Boat!

Most of these mini-comics are only 50 cents each!
The rest are only a dollar!
Plus we will be giving away brand new Quicken Forbidden bookmarks and neato Astronaut Elementary stickers. Who says fun doesn't come cheap? Not my parents, that's for sure!

For more info check out:


LOCATION: The 2004 MoCCA Art Festival will again be held at the fabulous Puck Building at 295 Lafayette Street, New York City, NY 10012.

-- Neil Gaiman has signed on to be a part of this year's Art Fest as the keynote speaker for the Harvey Awards.
--The Harvey Awards (http://www.moccany.org/harvey.html) are now part of the 2004 MoCCA Art Fest weekend!

Don't miss the "Best Small Press Nexus (Anywhere!)" (Village Voice, 2002).

11:14 AM


June 21, 2004
John Green is quoted in the current issue of Time Out NY about Harvey Kurtzman and his influence on cartoonists. It's part of an article about the current Harvey Award exhibit at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art that features two pages from Quicken Forbidden #12 (which is up for best single issue or story). They also show a sample from Sara Varon's art in the exhibit (which peoples should check out while it's up).

10:05 AM