In Boston, one must choose one's adventures wisely. This time around I only needed one great distraction: FREE COMIC CONVENTION.
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:
Thanks to the quick and kind thinking of Boston-area saviors Kelly
and Bill, I also snagged a tote bag to commemorate the entire affair. Then we got a beer.