Apr 30, 2012

A Quick Note

Hey all,

I went to MoCCA Fest on Sunday, and it was a great show. The best part was finally meeting Hans in person, and having him sign my copy of FOLLY. We didn't actually meet until the end of the day when he was signing at the Fantagraphics table, and by then we were both pretty burnt out (Hans from two days at the festival and all that entails, me from the Sunday travel into NYC to go to it, and from an author event the day before). So we didn't do too much shop talk, but did sketch out a few plans we'll work on later in the week.

I hope Hans will post a bit about his own MoCCA Fest experience soon, until then, look for new pages to go up this week for ECTOPIARY and CHLOE (and perhaps C&E).

- Christian

Apr 27, 2012

MoCCA Fest reminder

As noted before, Hans and FOLLY: The Consequences of Indiscretion will be at MoCCA Fest this weekend. There will be a panel on Saturday at 3:25PM in Room B featuring a one on one with Hans, and you'll be able to find him at the Fantagraphics table (#J1, J2, J3, K1) for scheduled signings* at the following times:

Saturday 4/28: 4:30pm - 5:30PM
Sunday 4/29: 3:30pm - 4:30PM

Where else he may be is a mystery to me. What's not is the location of the festival, just click on the picture below for directions:

The 69th Regiment Armory

And for a preview of some of the other artists attending, head over to MoCCA Fest Tumblr.

 *And just to note, I am sure that his schedule is subject to change, as they say

Apr 26, 2012

CHLOE, Page 13

Believe it or not, cigar-smoking girls are NOT a fetish of mine.

Apr 25, 2012

FOLLY in my mailbox

Well, a few days ago, that is.

Hans showed you his copy of FOLLY, now I show you mine. I received it earlier this week, and it is indeed a wonder. In fact, mine came with bonus hair:

I have a few issues of Hans' self published comic CHROME FETUS (the namesake of this blog), from which FOLLY: The Consequences of Indiscretion derives its content, and was enthralled with them. So much so that when Hans put out a call for help last year, I answered.

Don't forget, the convention debut of FOLLY happens this weekend at this year's MoCCA Fest in New York City. Hans will be in attendance (I will be as well, but only as a spectator), and is scheduled for his own panel. From the MoCCA Fest website:

"Hans Rickheit in Conversation"

Hans Rickheit, Brian Heater
Brian Heater takes on Hans Rickheit--musician, performance artist, cartoonist. 

Saturday, 3:15PM in Room B

If you are in the area, or can otherwise travel from far and wide, grab a badge and say hi to Hans! (And me, should I happen to be lurking around his table)

In other news, we are working on a couple of new offerings I hope to announce soon.

Apr 24, 2012

CHLOE, Page 12

A quiet night scene.


We should all spend more time with our parents.

Apr 20, 2012

FOLLY : The Consequences Of Indiscretion NOW AVAILABLE

FOLLY - The Consequences Of Indiscretion is now at the Fantagraphics warehouse awaiting your order! Go and equip yourself now, seekers!

Apr 19, 2012

CHLOE, Page 11

Asleep already? But the book has barely begun!

Apr 17, 2012


I'm equally meticulous and flippant about my book acquisitions.


Bad news coming.

CHLOE, Page 10

I'm impressed that my own parents didn't ask about the stench of cigar smoke on my person as a teenager.

Apr 12, 2012

CHLOE, Page 9

Don't worry. Your tongue won't stick.

Apr 10, 2012


I had the same complaint as a child. Actually, the problem persists to this day.

CHLOE, Page 8

This actually happened.

Cochlea & Eustachia Fan Art

Over on the archive page of the Cochlea & Eustachia site, you'll find a link to a page with C&E fan art, many of which Hans had requested from artists he admires.

Among the artists who grace the page are Sean Andress, Jamie Tanner, Kristina Dorn and Thomas Stetson, who contributed two pieces, the latest shown here.

Click on the image to go directly to the fan art page and see them all. And as noted on the page, Hans welcomes any Cochlea & Eustachia fan art you would like to send his way! Just forward it to him him at:

Apr 8, 2012

MoCCA Fest 2012

Hey all, Christian here. Just a note to let you know (in case you missed it on the sidebar), that Hans will be attending MoCCA Fest in NYC this year. It will be the official debut of FOLLY: The Consequences of Indiscretion.

This is the tenth anniversary of the festival, and Hans will join Guest of Honor P. Craig Russell, Klein Award Recipient Gary Panter, along with other great artists on April 28th and 29th at the Lexington Avenue Armory, 68 Lexington Ave (Between 25th & 26th Streets). Showtimes are 11am-6pm both days, you can get tickets online now at the MoCCA Fest website.

I'll post more detail as they come about Hans' schedule at MoCCA Fest, and other FOLLY-related happenings, both on the blog and the sidebar under--appropriately enough--"UPCOMING APPEARANCES."

Apr 5, 2012

CHLOE, Page 7

These things are in every place that you're not looking.

Apr 4, 2012


The ladies of abstruseness have returned.

Apr 3, 2012


Children are sensibly wary. Why aren't you?

CHLOE, Page 6

Sometimes, the most devoted pets fail to respond to your plaintive whistles.