Monday, April 12, 2010

MoCCA roundup

obligatory crowd shot

This year's MoCCA was much more fun than last year. Here are some things that I noticed:
1) business cards everywhere
2) prints--so many more than last year
3) ft. thunder-influenced neon color jams everywhere. too bad...
4) the babies of mocca should be a calendar. 2008/2009 must have been sexy years for cartoonists.
5) CCS has become a formidable presence and I love it. their tables dwarfed even the large publishers.
6) the reading area was bullshit. guess the high table price backfired. some seats would have been nice for actual relaxing.
7) comic newspapers abounded. this is an exciting development. if you didn't pick up at least one you are a confirmed idiot.

Things I wished I had done:
1) see what the school kids were up to. the risd, sva, etc. tables were jumping.
2) gotten a copy of pood.
3) not gone inside the village pourhouse. i couldn't get the smell of cheese-stuffed desperation out of my nose for hours--and i didn't even make it down to the party!
4) gone to limerick earlier
5) checked out more of the Scanda contingent
6) eaten fewer eggs

Some pictures from Day 2:

l. nichols rules you

kenan rubenstein and girlcate bring intensity

neil brideau is very tolerant

j.t. yost is loving and virile

sara edward-corbett is creating something beautiful

mike bertino is not afraid

"sofia olsson"* brings some Swedish flavor

sara lindo, steve seck and darryl ayo were excited in the face of disappointment

the grants can see into your soul. they do not like what they see.

mr. phil, peter rios and charlito are about to go for a post-fest fun run

Why didn't I take a picture of you? Probably because your comics sicken me. Or I ran out of memory. You decide!

*that's what the name tag says, folks.


James Henry Dufresne said...

I have been hoping to go to MoCCA for years now, but seeing as I 1.) live WAAAAAAAY on the other coast and 2.)am broke as shit, I guess I will have to aim for next year.
Also, you are dead on about that whole Fort Thunder thing.

LOOKA said...

Never laffed so hard over reading a Con report! Love the rude/real in your face talk!

SNIFF... some peoples there those are...!
Kenan, Neil, SARA! ...Mike.

Sometimes Mr. Grant looks a biiiiit like Mr. B! Just my brain maybe.
MR. PHIL! My NY alter Ego. Or was it Jersey? Whatever. Charlie!

Comic Newspapers can never grow old!

LOOKA said...

PS: Tell me that's not Xaime at the booth behind Sara's?!?!?

Sara said...

Swoon... I have a couple of extra Poods, girly, I will bring you one!

Sara L. said...

Thanks for posting that pic of Steve, Darryl and was tough exposure-wise, but we met some really cool people so that's what kept us excited!