Archive for June, 2007

MoCCA Art Fest and Hanley’s pics!

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

What a fun weekend! The signing at Jim Hanley’s was great (I love that store) and it was wonderful seeing all the other cartoonists as usual. Kudos to Ivan Velez for getting another cool event together! Then the MOCCA Art Fest, which is pretty much the main comix event of the year in my opinion. Great crowd, as usual, and so many talented folks! My minis were popular and I got a lot of positive feedback on Tough Love. All the touring has paid off, people have really been noticing the write-ups I’ve been getting as well as the great job on distribution Manic D Press does. I’ve gotten reports of Tough Love sighted in bookstores everywhere! Here are some pics from Hanleys and one of Alison Bechdel and I at MoCCA. It’s been so great talking with her at the events I’ve attended the past year. This has been a very special year for comics and Fun Home is a big part of that! Also, the anthology Life Meter 2 that Matt and I are in sold out on Saturday! Woo-hoo! It’s got so many great people in it and is helmed by Zack Giallongo, Dave Roman, Stephanie Yue. Awesome people all-around!

DIY Comix class with Fly July 9!

Monday, June 25th, 2007

July 9 5:30-7:30
Once again, I’m guest speaking at the D.I.Y. Comix & Zine-making Workshop Series with Fly! We’ll be covering developing story ideas & scripting.

It’s part of a 5 week series at MoCCA.
MoCCA – Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art
594 Broadway (between Houston and Prince) – suite # 401
call to register 212 254 3511

Comix on offer for MOCCA Art Fest! June 23 + 24!

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

MOCCA Art Fest is this weekend (11-6 Sat and Sun at Puck building 293 Lafayette at Houston, NYC) $8. and the excitement is building! Matt and I will be at table A6. Last year was special because I debuted Tough Love there. This year is special because Matt and I are award-nominated (he for a Harvey Award and I for Lulu Award!). This year there will be a mini-comic explosion at my table! I posed my comix luxuriously on sexy fabric for your enjoyment.


This is the mini of Passing Notes, part of which was published in XY Magazine as “Pop Secret”. 12-pages of rock n’ roll teen gay romance goodness! I experimented with different ink colors and papers for the covers. These are very limited I am only bringing 20 so come by early if you want a copy. It’s $2

These are reprints of some “Abby Classics”. S.P.O.L. (Sweaty Pit of Love) a gay teen romance taking place in the suburban hardcore scene, this also ran in XY Magazine and was published in Japan and Italy as well. Rock Guys, my only “erotic” comic. I did this one on a dare and it has my sauciest scenes by far! It has only been previously distributed in Italy and Japan! (very limited quantity on this one). And Deadsy Cat and Kissy Kitty, the first adventure of my all-ages comic about a grumpy ghost cat and his friend, the cute and upbeat Kissy Kitty! They all have glossy color covers.


In addition I’ll have Tough Love, Dolltopia, Night Club (limited quantities), and the anthologies Young Bottoms and Love and the 2007 Prism Comics Guide!
If that isn’t enough for you remember to pick up the new Life Meter anthology as well! It’s going to be a great event!

Fri. June 22nd, 7PM @ Jim Hanley’s Universe! Pride Signing!

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

Check out this Pre-MOCCA Art Fest Pride Signing! Fri. June 22 7pm!
; Chelsea Boyz
IVAN VELEZ JR. ; Ghost Rider (writer), Dead High Yearbook (editor, writer, designer), Tales Of The Closet
ABBY DENSON: Tough Love, The Powerpuff Girls Comics
TIM FISH: Young Bottoms In Love, Cavalcade of Boys, I Heart Marvel
JOSE VILLARRUBIA: The Mirror of Love w/ Alan Moore, Ultimate X Men, Midnight, Army @ Love (colorist) and
ROBERT AGUIRRE SACASA: Spiderman, Nightcrawler, Marvel Knights (writer).
Come get your stuff signed in rainbow colors, get the dirty lowdown on the big companies, and find out which character ‘is and isn’t’ in your favorite mainstream Universes.
JIM HANLEY’S UNIVERSE; 4 West 33rd St. , New York, NY 10001,
(off 5th Ave. – opposite the Empire State Building)
Tel: (212) 268-7088

Summer garden!

Sunday, June 17th, 2007

So the garden is in summer mode! Lots of roses are in bloom, green tomatoes are starting to grow, and strawberries too! Enjoy!


Life Meter 2!

Friday, June 15th, 2007


I’m in the new video game inspired anthology Life Meter 2. My story is about “Bust A Groove!” It will be debuting at the MOCCA Art Fest June 23-24 and features art by lots of great folks. Here’s a list:

Original comic stories debuting in LM2:
METROID by Joel Carroll (Flight)
GUITAR HERO by Jacob Chabot (Mighty Skullboy Army)
DOUBLE DRAGON by Debbie Huey (Bumper Boy)
SPY HUNTER by John Green (Teen Boat)
LINK’S AWAKENING by Dave Roman (Astronaut Elementary)
JET SET RADIO by Miguel Sternberg (back cover artist for Scott Pilgrim 4)
NIGHTS INTO DREAMS by Dave Roman, Bannister (Flight), & Stephanie Yue (Novasett Island)
SUPER MARIO BROS. by Josh Lesnick (Girly)
ELEVATOR ACTION by Sang S. Kim & Jeremy Arambulo (Let’s Do This)
PARAPPA THE RAPPER by Corey Barba (Nickelodeon Magazine)
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 by Zack Giallongo (10th Life of Pishio the Cat)
MARIO KART by Alisa Harris (Girls’ Guide to Guys’ Stuff)
PIKMIN by Edward J. Grug III (Those Scurvy Dogs)
THE WIND WAKER by Christopher Hastings (Dr. McNinja) & Carly Monardo (Venture Bros.)
RIVER CITY RANSOM by Michael Vega (Radio Comix)
OKAMI by Jennifer Moore (Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends)
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PHOENIX WRIGHT by Eric Kim (Love As A Foreign Language)
BUST A GROOVE by Abby Denson (Tough Love)
KIRBY by KC Green (Droop)
Q*BERT by Dave Roman & Shelli Paroline (Malarky)
PHOENIX WRIGHT by Alison Wilgus (Kids Next Door)
MEGA MAN by Matt Loux (Side Scrollers)
THE LEGEND OF ZELDA by Queenie Chan (The Dreaming)

New art debuting in the book:

NINJA GAIDEN by Allan Norico (Kappa Mikey)
GABRIEL KNIGHT 2 by Faith Erin Hicks (Zombies Calling)
WIZARDS & WARRIORS by Raina Telgemeier (Baby-sitters Club)
EARTHWORM JIM by Steve Hamaker (Flight)
POKEMON by Jacob Chabot
ICO by Alexei Martins
ALEX KIDD by Elio (Sketchy Five)

Classic stuff that appeared on the Life Meter website:

TETRIS by David McGuire
TOAD by Jake Parker
DRAGON QUEST 2 by Lamar Abrams
KID ICARUS by Alexei Martins
DUCK HUNT by Zack Giallongo
SUPER MARIO BROS. By Jeffrey Rowland
PACMAN by Jess Fink
GOLDEN AXE by James Mar
CONTRA by Jeremy Arambulo
KID ICARUS by Miss Monster
PACMAN by David McGuire
CAVE STORY by Joseph Bergin III
STREETS OF RAGE by Curt Franklin & Chris Haley
SUPER MARIO BROS. by Jose Garibaldi
KOOPALINGS by Zack Giallongo
KIRBY by Stephanie Yue

Afterward by Matthew Hawkins.

All profits of the book will be donated to Child’s Play, a charitable organization that holds an annual toy drive for children’s hospitals.

Sticky Pages pics

Thursday, June 14th, 2007

Here are some pics Ivan sent me from last Saturdays event. It was fun and it was also my first time wearing a cape ever!


The Naked Eye Take 2 for MixNYC June 14!

Monday, June 11th, 2007

I’m one of the celebrities that donated a camera full of shots I took for MixNYC. It’s being auctioned Thurs. June 14 and there is a party for it too! Check it out!
The party is at Rapture Cafe 200 Ave. A (at 13th St) from 8pm-midnight.
$20 to get in, it’s a benefit for the MIX festival.


Sticky Pages party on Sat, June 9th!

Friday, June 8th, 2007

Just in time for Pride month check out this comic event on Saturday!
Join Jennifer Camper (Juicy Mother), Alan Neuwirth
(Chelsea Boys), Ivan Velez (Tales of the Closet), Abby
Denson (Tough Love), and special guest cartoonists for
fun, hot, juicy gay toons!

Go-go Superheroes!
Japanese Bear Manga!
Books on sale!
Free Stuff and Condoms!

Sat. June 9th
@ GLBT Community Center room 315
208 West 13th St., NYC


BEA was fun!

Monday, June 4th, 2007

I had a great time at Book Expo hanging out at the Manic D Press booth. We were in a cool spot between Small Beer Press (with very talented and sweet author Kelly Link) and Feral House, which puts out great rock and roll and underground books. I was pleasantly surprised by how many comics people were there and got a lot of great new books to take home. My “to read” pile is really towering now! It was very different from the comic conventions since it’s business only, no sales and no fans, all pros. Pretty much everybody there is in the book biz, buyers, sellers, publishers, librarians, agents, etc. That made it less crowded and insane than a comic con (and also no costumes for the most part), but it was still very busy. I would definitely go again. The best part of course was all the free books, they flowed like water! Free books! Yes! Though getting home was a challenge with a giant heavy bag of books T_T