Monday, June 09, 2008

MoCCA 2008- part 2






Here's some more photos from the MoCCA festival- the first 4 are from Chip Kidd's new book on the influence of Bat-Man in Japan in the 60's. The Japanese artists came up with their own stories and art-work and created an interesting amalgam of cultures. Nothing has been written about this work until now.
The last photo is of Steve Ellis who drew "High Moon"- check him out online as well.

4 comments:

jason quinones said...

is it just me or is that first japanese bat poster chock full of subliminal homo eroticism??

i really wanted to check out the mocca festivities this year too...

oh well there's always next year.

Everybody's gotta be in a Gang said...

It's not just you; Chip Kidd commented on that as well- it's actually the cover for his book.

The Keeper's Notes said...

Isn't all of Batman, foreign and US, chock full of homo eroticism? It's part and parcel of the character, I think.

Thanks for these shots - I'd read an interview with Chipp Kidd and the lawyer/collector he wrote it with and they had some images from the book, but they were just that cover shot and some other painted style images - none of the actual panel art that you show here...looks great! Definitely looking forward to picking this book up when it comes out.

Everybody's gotta be in a Gang said...

Of course. That's how Robert Smigel came up with "The Ambiguously Gay Duo".

Yeah, those other shots of the actual comic were pretty interesting- I like the use of limited color and design of the page. Chip Kidd read from a couple of them...