You still have one more day to hit the coolest comics party out there.
I spent most of yesterday walking in circles til my feet hurt, trying to decide which fabulous people to give my few spare dollars to. Luckily, plenty of people had minicomics, postcards, and other fun bits and bobs so that I could fill my bag with swag from a good chunk of the people present instead of dropping a big pile of cash on one thing–not that I wasn’t tempted by a Becky Cloonan screenprint or any number of thick hardcover books.
This year I noted what seemed like a bigger webcomics presence, and spent some time chatting with the boys at the Zuda booth about formatting and process for comics on the Web. Still, nothing beats ink on paper handouts for getting immediate attention–I might mean to go check out webcomics, grab a business card, write down a link, but if you hand me something tangible, I’m going to read it.
My favorite thing about MoCCA is and continues to be the amount of women exhibitors and fans. I love regular comic cons, don’t get me wrong, but the vibe here is more girl-friendly, with plenty of women who are self-publishing or published by small presses and don’t get nearly the attention they deserve.
I grabbed some very interesting stuff, so over the next few days I’m going to devote some time to individual creators and the work that struck me.
If you went or are going today, share your thoughts. What did you love? What would you like to see more of? Did you discover something new that blew your mind?