The School of Visual Arts in New York is a major training ground for new comics artists and illustrators, and this year they've put together an anthology by 16 of their top talent to debut at MoCCA Fest, the home show of indie comics in New York running next weekend, from April 5th to 6th. The anthology is called Rookery: Urban Legends and Myths and it's a sight for sore eyes, a wild collection of fantastic creatures, unbelievable tales, and in its own way a subversive account of modern life in 40+ pages of full color comics and illustration.
You'll find Rookery at several tables at MoCCA Fest in the hands of various contributing artists, but a sure fire way to nab a copy is to go to the AVA Cartoon Allies Table, at #A10 and #A11 during the show. One of the SVA contributors, Molly Ostertag, will also be supporting her artwork on the webcomic Strong Female Protagonist with the series' writer Brennan Lee Mulligan, at table #B13.
The SVA team describe the book as follows:
They can't be true – but are they? Balanced beautifully on the edge of the fantastic and the feasible, urban legends and myths capture our imagination and linger with us in a way more outrageous tales cannot. One chooses what to believe, what conclusions to draw, what to fear – or to revere. Rookery is a collective of young cartoonists and illustrators formed at the School of Visual Arts. This volume contains myths and legends both invented and interpreted.
And here's our preview:
See you at MoCCA Fest? Though if this book flies off the table the way it's likely to, we may have to fight it out for a copy. I'll bring my bouncy hulk fists just in case…