MICE tries very hard to be kid friendly, with half of the special guests kid-comic professionals. The Saturday I attended I saw very few children, but it was late in the day and perhaps they'd all gone home. With panels like Doodle! Scribble! Draw! and Letters from the Editor, Marketing for Self-Publishing and Micro-Presses, the programming was also geared toward kids and, a bit confusingly, comic-makers, leaving very little reason for the enthusiast attendee to stick around after browsing the tables. This led to the question of how exhibitors were supposed to attend the talks except to leave their tables and put some sales at risk?
I noticed a ton of CCS folks (past and present) at the show and other student-y/young creator types which brings a nice energy to the always-fluorescent (why why why?) con proceedings.
These are some of the artists I threw my money and face at:
|A nice young person who sold me some of Eleri Mai Harris' comics|
|Renata Davis moved the rat mask just for me|
|The one and only Kenan Rubenstein|
|Cathy G. Johnson and Sophie Yanow|
|Poetry comics purveyor Franklin Einspruch|
|Buddy Evan Dahm|
|L. B. Lee|