My official report on this year’s MoCCA festival should be up on the main Newsarama site as you read this. As a nice supplement, I thought I would share some pictures I took while wandering along the aisles. Please keep in mind that I am about as far removed from Margaret Bourke White as you can be and still hold a camera. That being said, here’s the pics …
“Journey Into Mohawk Country” author George O’Connor and the always-lovely Gina Gagliano man the First Second booth.
“Alias the Cat” author Kim Deitch can wave and sign autographs at the same time. Is there nothing he is not capable of?
When asked for a quote, Craig Yoe said “Buy Yoe, sell high.” Then he gave me the finger.
By manning the “bar,” Top Shelf always ensures they have one of the best booths at the show. This year, they also had an impressive, brick-sized catalog of new and upcoming releases in honor of their 10th anniversary.
Dean Haspiel looks dapper as always while manning the sketch table.
R. Kikuo Johnson was also busy sketching …
… as was the MoCCA guest of honor, Alison Bechdel.
Some more crowd shots.
Alexa Kitchen is slowly building up quite the media empire judging by all the various books, T-shirts and other impressive paraphernalia she had amidst her rather swanky booth.
There were an impressive array of Scandinavian books for sale up on the mysterious “seventh floor.” This is a selection of Norwegian comics.
Another view of the Seventh Floor. As you can see, not everyone seemed to be aware there was an upstairs section, despite the presence of DC and Wizard.
Man, I really ruined this picture trying to “brighten” it up didn’t I? Oh well, it’s Paul Pope and Adhouse publisher Chris Pitzer in case you were wondering.
PictureBox had a number of notable new books for sale at their table, namely the latest edition of “The Ganzfeld.” That’s publisher Dan Nadel in the center with the blue shirt.
The European publisher Bries was one of my main reasons for attending MoCCA this year. That’s artist Hanco Kolk signing books at the end of the table.
And we’ll end my slide show with this truly awful picture of the Drawn and Quarterly booth. If you squint really hard, you can see a bearded Adrian Tomine in the distance, behind publisher Chris Oliveros.