Thanks to everyone who came out to the FPNYC signing last night! I had a great time meeting all the fine folks and friends of Pood both new and old. Over at the Pood blog are a number of photos from the signing. Most of them have me buried in a Pood doing a doodle. Here's a couple for your viewing pleasure.
As the poster says, I'll be appearing at Forbidden Planet in NYC with Pood creators, Adam McGovern, Andrés Vera Martínez, Kevin Mutch, Henrik Rehr, Bishakh Som and Mark Sunshine on Thursday August 5th at 6pm to sign and doodle in copies of Pood #1! Please come out and support this exciting project (Pood #2 will be coming soon!) and this wonderful comics shop, Forbidden Planet! Forbidden Planet 840 Broadway New York, NY 10003 United States
The fine folks at 11 O'Clock Comics Podcast, VinceB, Chris Neseman, David Price, and Jason Wood talk Pood #1 in their 117th Episode. And the consensus is they love it! YAY! Special nods go out to USApe by Jim Rugg and Brian Maruca and Rammy & Soupy (seen above) by yours truly! Thanks, 11 O'Clock Comics Podcast!
This Wednesday sees the arrival of the Pood #1 anthology by Big If Comics to comic shops everywhere! Here's the skinny according to those in the know:
Featuring: Joe Infurnari, Jim Rugg, Sara Edward Corbett, Chris Capuozzo, Connor Willumsen, Hans Rickheit, Bishakh Som, Adam McGovern, Paolo Leandri, Lance Hansen, Mark Sunshine, Tobias Tak, Andrew Vera Martinez, Fintan Taite, Henrik Rehr, Kevin Mutch, Geoff Grogan.
Pood is a larger, broadsheet-style comics anthology in the manner of DC Comics' Wednesday Comics, featuring 16 of today's most exciting alternative comics creators. Celebrating the variety and style of Sunday comics sections of the pre-World War II-era, each creator has a full page to display their dynamic talents in strips of comedy, adventure, parody, and science fiction.
All this for the great price of only $4! How could you go wrong!? You can't. Here are some samplings of reviews of Pood #1:
"One of the Best Comics from the 2010 MoCCA Art Festival" New York Daily News
"The most interesting release - the most "buzzworthy" release of the entire (MoCCA 2010) show, really, was pood #1, from Big If Comics. pood is an oversized newsprint anthology, with plenty of great-looking artists featured inside." Timothy Callahan comicbookresources
"Pood pushes the envelope so far that it becomes a promise of what comics can be and an always-welcome reminder that there is no limit to the kinds of stories comics can be used to tell." Louis Vitela ComicCritique
"Truly an awesome comics experience, both to hold and to read... an incredibly entertaining read. It’s an experience you won’t find easily matched in today’s comics.... something that you won’t want to miss!" Tyler Chin-Tanner Broken Frontier
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“Rammy and Soupy in Dreams of Flight” by Joe Infurnari (with characters created by Joe Infurnari and Cecil Castellucci) is a hobo tale that is by turns gut-wrenching, poignant, and hopeful. Clearly it was an attempt to unman me, to elicit public sobs of understanding and empathy while I Pood on the bus. But it failed; I went somewhere private to sob.
One of the most exciting new packages debuting at the MoCCA festival in April will be pood – an oversize newspaper anthology featuring some of today’s hottest alternative comics creators! Kevin Mutch and Alex Rader of Blurred Books have combined forces with Geoff Grogan of “Look Out! Monsters” to form BIG IF COMICS and to bring together an exciting array of talent in pood – a giant new package that lets each cartoonist strut their stuff!
Among the cutting-edge creators in the first issue of BIG IF COMICS’ pood: Joe Infurnari, Jim Rugg and Brian Maruca, Hans Rickheit, Connor Willumsen, Sara Edward-Corbett, Chris Capuozzo, Adam McGovern and Paolo Leandri, Lance Hansen, Andres Vera Martinez, Fintan Taite, Henrik Rehr, Bishakh Som, Mark Sunshine, Tobias Tak, Geoff Grogan and Kevin Mutch.
pood is a 16-page comics section in full color (and black and white) printed on newsprint, with a page size (17? x 22 ¾”!) that just may make it the biggest comics package on Earth! (or at least New Jersey). pood is BIG, COLORFUL, EXCITING comics in a beautiful broadsheet newspaper – right out of the Golden Age of Sunday Comics! pood has it all: sci-fi, Western adventure, bizarre drama, slapstick comedy and more! Each creator (or team) has turned their enormous page into a big, beautiful work of art!
pood offers a daring new (and old!) format for alternative comics, unlike anything on the store shelves today – and it’s a steal at $4.00! (Look for pood at the Blurred Books table at MoCCA!)
Following its debut at MoCCA, pood will be listed under the BIG IF COMICS imprint in the May 2010 Previews for comics shipping to stores in July 2010. pood will be published quarterly thereafter.
For more information and pics visit the pood blog!