For those of you who didn’t get a copy of my book “2 Dirty Hippies” (either by being my bud, or by being at MOCCA Fest this year, here’s a SNEAKY PEEK of some of my favorite spreads that don’t spoil the story really.
Let me know if you’re interested in buying and reading the whole book! I’m trying to get this picked up by a publisher, but if there’s enough interest I could try self-publishing and selling them myself.
MoCCA goodies! I’ve got chapter one and two of Strong Female Protagonist (printed larger than the last run of minis I did for chapter one for optimal reading experience), I’ve got SFP shirts (Americal Apparel and super comfy) being dorkily modeled by me and my boyfriend, and I’ve got a full color comic of Khutulun: the Wrestler Princess.
MoCCA is April 6 and 7 from 11 - 6 at the Armory, 68 Lexington Avenue. I’ll be there all day every day at table D108 with some friends, please stop by! Super excited.
Back when I was an AP US History student, my friends and I (being the very cool kids that we were) would create tournament brackets for US Presidents. We liked to imagine which founding father would beat all others in a hypothetical series of brawls, and Andrew Jackson was almost always declared the winner.
Thus I felt very validated after reading the hilarious Andrew Jackson Throws a Punch by Andrea Tsurumi (andreatsurumi) , creator of Zootrop and Yakitori, which seems to endorse this outcome as well. Incorporating historical fact, Tsurumi retells the story of Jackson’s boisterous inaugural ball, wherein the White House was opened to the general public. The spirit of celebration is soon replaced by one of anger and violence, as Jackson’s hot temper is unleashed on the revelers. Tsurumi playfully points out, that despite being a popular president, Jackson’s penchant for violence and morally dubious decisions was indeed very real.
Winner of the 2013 MoCCA Award of Excellence, Andrew Jackson Throws a Punch demonstrates Tsurumi’s exceptional talent as an illustrator. Her renderings of crowds and fight scenes create a dynamic sense of movement, which is further accentuated in Guided View Native. In addition, I love how Tsurumi creatively integrates words into her art; much of the story’s text is written on signs held by the guests of the ball. If you are a fan of indie humor and appreciate really well-done illustrations, I definitely recommended Andrew Jackson Throws a Punch !