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The tribute book for cartoonist Luisa Felix has just been released. (Refer to a previous blog post: https://witchesbrewpress.wordpress.com/2013/03/06/cartoonist-and-friend-luisa-felix-1952-2013/)

You can be one of the first to get your own copy at the MoCCA Fest this weekend at table C91.

An Invitation To The World Of Luisa Felix, Cartoonist. The 100-page book has been printed in a limited edition of 250 hand-numbered copies, and each copy will contain a small sample of original Luisa Felix art. Nine artists - Keith O'Brien, Michele Witchipoo, Steve Peters, Larry Blake, Natalie Ewert, Frank Humphris, Eric Jensen, Paul and myself - have also contributed tribute art incorporating some of the many characters Ms. Felix created over her forty-year career. The book is a joint publication of Drowned Town Press and Micro-Comics.

An Invitation To The World Of Luisa Felix, Cartoonist. The 100-page book has been printed in a limited edition of 250 hand-numbered copies, and each copy will contain a small sample of original Luisa Felix art. Nine artists (also contributed to the book. The art incorporates some of the many characters Ms. Felix created over her forty-year career. The book is a joint publication of Drowned Town Press and Micro-Comics.

An Invitation To The World Of Luisa Felix, Cartoonist. The 100-page book has been printed in a limited edition of 250 hand-numbered copies, and each copy will contain a small sample of original Luisa Felix art. Nine artists – Keith O’Brien, Michele Witchipoo, Steve Peters, Larry Blake, Natalie Ewert, Frank Humphris, Eric Jensen, Paul and myself – have also contributed tribute art incorporating some of the many characters Ms. Felix created over her forty-year career. The book is a joint publication of Drowned Town Press and Micro-Comics.

If there are any copies left after the Mocca show, you might be able to order either through this website, or contact Paul Curtis. At the moment, your best bet is to purchase the book at the Mocca Fest. Any further updates will be posted.

http://drownedtownpress.com/home.html

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Just found out about the news of Luisa Felix’s passing.

Luisa Felix was a cartoonist, writer, peer and friend based in Hoboken, New Jersey. I don’t know the entire details. She died in January 2013.

According to this blog entry by cartoonist and publisher Paul Curtis, Luisa died of a stomach virus. It was complicated further by the power outages following Hurricane Sandy:

http://paulcurtis.livejournal.com/431990.html?view=1984630#t1984630

Luisa Felix had a love of films from the 1920’s and 1930s era. Inspired by actress Jean Harlow, Luisa created her character Candy Blondell.

Comic book character Candy Blondell created by Luisa Felix.

Comic book character Candy Blondell created by Luisa Felix.

I had first met Luisa during the MoCCA Art Festival back in 2005 or 2006. She was a sweet lady who formed her own fantastic world through her comics. Here’s two of her front covers:

"Bury Me Not" comic by Luisa Felix.

“Bury Me Not” comic by Luisa Felix.

"The Evil Cat" by cartoonist Luisa Felix. Featuring her main character Candy Blondell.

“The Evil Cat” by cartoonist Luisa Felix. Featuring her main character Candy Blondell.

Luisa was a kind creative who was a regular fixture at the annual Indie comic con MoCCA Art Fest. It was there I first came in contact with her. A very sweet woman. When I first started taking my own comics and artwork seriously, she was one of the first comic creators who I befriended. Due to this, she kinda holds a special place in my memories. In addition, she was a wonderful artist.

Cartoonist Luisa Felix (1952 - 2013) at the MoCCA Art Festival. Photographer unknown.

Cartoonist Luisa Felix (1952 – 2013) at the MoCCA Art Festival. Photographer unknown.

Plans for a tribute in honor of this delightful female cartoonist is in the works.

Rest in peace Luisa.

Additional links:

http://comiccreatorsunited.blogspot.com/2010/03/luisa-felix-presents-candy-blondell.html

http://francisbonnet.com/archive/sft/?p=1136

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In Spring 2010, I did the back cover of IF-X vol. 2 issue # 6. Today, I was doing a quick search, and stumbled upon this by accident:

http://apps.detnews.com/apps/blogs/animeblog/index.php?blogid=958

Photo featured in online article about International Read Comics in Public Day for The Detroit News, late August 2010. Amber Guffey is reading IF-X issue 6, which I did illustrated the back cover and was published in Spring 2010.

It was an article about International Read Comics in Public Day. The article was published on The Detroit News website, and reported by Eric Henrickson. Here’s the news photo up close:

If you want to get your own copy, you order yours here:
http://idea-men.us/if-x.html

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One of the cooler things about being an exhibitor at comic cons is the chance to trade with other comic book creators.

Here’s three of the trades I did this past weekend during the MoCCA Art Fest 2010 con.

Simon Snootle and Other Small Stories by Lorin Morgan-Richards.

This gorgeous hand-made book was the first trade made at the MoCCA fest. Los Angles based artist and musician Lorin Morgan-Richards recognized me from Facebook. The more I go through this item, the more I fall in love with it. His music’s pretty neat as well. I’m already a fan.
www.lorinrichards.com

Ling Master # 3 by E.J. Barnes

E.J. Barnes is a Cambridge, Massachusetts based cartoonist and a regular at small press cons. Plus she’s a really nice lady. Originally met her at a MoCCA Fest back in 2006.
www.ejbarnes.com

Earaches and Eyesores # 2 by Justin Melkmann

Justin Melkmann is in the popular local NYC punk band World War IX, and a cartoonist.

http://www.myspace.com/worldwarix

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