Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
The fine folks over at the PictureBox blog, Comics Comics, which is also a comic book review newspaper and is dope, did a review of the promotional book of Night Business I handed out at MoCCA.
From the review:
The story of a stripper who won't be bought and a killer on the loose, Night Business trucks in noirish genre tropes but renders them with such detail and conviction that the woody dialogue and relentlessly stark lighting go down smoothly and enjoyably. I like the overall feeling of the comic and feel as though Marra is trying to single-handedly restore some "order" to comics. Marra's layouts do most of the work, providing a structure for his detailed scenes — murder, XXX dancing, fights with a capital 'F' — and it sports one of the coolest covers I've seen in awhile. It's totally over the top and worth checking out.Check out the full review here. PictureBox publishes and their blog (as well as newspaper), Comics Comics, reviews high-end, smart, intellectual comics marketed toward the literary, educated and cultured corner of the comic book readership. So it's weird that they dig Night Biz. Har! Thanks so much to Frank Santoro, Tim Hodler and Comics Comics.
Monday, June 9, 2008
We Mammals had a great time at MoCCA this year. So great in fact we locked up the same table for next year. The book sold well along with the other merch we had stocked. But the best part was meeting new people, meeting people face-to-face whom we'd corresponded with via email and re-connecting with people we hadn't seen in a while. I spent a lot of money on some dope books. At the PictureBox table, I got Michel Gondry's comic and signature. It looks crazy. Also got his son, Paul's, book and signature. And bought Lauren Weinstein's book Godess of War. I picked up Dash Shaw's epic Bottomless Belly Button. Dash and I were in the same comic book workshop class at SVA.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
The boys and I from Mammal will be doing the MoCCA show this weekend at New York's Puck Building. We have a table and will be selling our first issue along with t-shirts, prints, posters and other merch. (Check out the Mammal store here for all our stuff). We'll have a bunch of original artwork out to ogle at as well. I'll also have the original pages of Night Business on view along with a promotional comic.