Comic Book Projects Come to Life at MoCCA Festival

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I headed over to MoCCA Festival this past weekend to catch up with a few current and past comic book creators. It was a blast getting to meet everyone and see their projects out in the wild, some literally fresh off the presses! Check out some photos from the festival below.

Allen Spiegel and Greg Ruth are currently funding The 52 Weeks Project, a new hardcover art book featuring Greg’s illustrations. As a professional illustrator, The 52 Weeks Project represents the work Greg does in his spare time (for fun!). It’s highly imaginative, gorgeously detailed, and an absolute must-have.

Mike Isenberg and Oliver Mertz of First Law of Mad Science. They ran a successful project last fall and are currently funding the second chapter of their cyberpunk comic book:

Liz Baillie successfully funded the second volume of her comic book series Freewheel just this past February. The volume came back from the printer days before MoCCA Fest, and it still had the fresh-book smell (can anyone explain why that smell is so intoxicating?)

Sam Bradley of The Anthology Project Vol. 2, a gorgeous collection that was successfully funded this past December (Vol. 1 was recently nominated for an Eisner!). Backers stopped by to pick up their copies, which included a bookmark, a set of pins, and a big “Thank You!” on the cover:

Sarah Glidden had new sketches and artwork on display from her recent experience embedded with journalists traveling through Northern Iraq, Syria and Eastern Turkey. Those images will eventually become a full-length graphic novel, Stumbling Towards Damascus

Justin Peterson and Lee Bretschneider of The Adventuring Company. Justin recently published Volume 1 of his first graphic novel Very Near Mint (featuring a metacomic by Lee). Keep an eye out — they’re already working on Volume 2!

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