MoCCA 2007 Art fest.
I went to the MoCCA Artfest today. Took my six-year old and had a great time. Met a lot of comic creators I’ve admired for some time and got to bond with my daughter. She almost fainted over a Dean Tripp Supergirl print, which just goes to show she has taste. She was also ticled pink (if a bit shy) when she met Sarah Dyer and Evan Dorkin, as she’s “read” her “Supergirl Adventures” comic until it fell apart. I got her a new one, which both creators signed, with a notation “to Super-(daughter’s name)”. Very sweet. They have some very cute kids, too. (The amount of pros with kids in tow was suprising and cool)
They actually had an entire table of one Jewish creator after another. One of which was Miriam Libiki, who I’ve always wanted to check out. it turns out that not only is she the sister of a girl I once knew (the girl who introduced me to the wonder of Terry Pratchett, in fact), but said sister married someone I went to school with. Small world. Good comic, too.
Got a nice deal on every issue of Action Philosophers,Â which I’ve wanted for a while. Fred Van Lente is a cool guy. We were actually in the same anthology once upon a time. Amazingly good comic. If you have not read it, you’re missing out.
I got to meet Stephanie Freese and Matt Wood, who were both members of a studio I used to run. They are awesome.
I have a bunch of cards for sites to check out and exchanged links with a ton of people (not to self, next year bring cards. Also, rebuild portfolio section of site ASAP). Very good time.
The highlight though, would have to be the people who assumed my friend jeff and I were a same-sex couple. Really. happened at elast twice at the con and then later on the Lower East Side, where a man who noticed my daughter wlaking hand-in-hand with both of us (Jeff’s her buddy), interrupted our conversation to say he was glad we didn’t live there and made a comment about “our sort”. What a great fellow!