- Posted by Johanna on April 5, 2013 at 10:12 pm
- Category: Comic News
Although I’ve been to MoCCA Fest before, this year was the first I had a chance to attend the Drink and Draw Like a Lady pre-show party. And it was a blast! Here’s the room in full swing:
As titled, look! People actually drawing!
I got a chance to talk with Alisa Harris, who does Cooking Up Comics and drew the party invite. Co-host Lucy Knisley, whose book Relish I predict will be one of the hits of the show tomorrow, is over her left shoulder.
I met several excited young artists who didn’t realize that, when I started this gig (20 years ago or so), you could count the number of women talking about comics on one hand. Now, there’s an overflowing room of women making them. When told what I do in comics, some asked, “how do you get to be a critic?” I said, “tell other people what you think and don’t shut up.” (And bless the organizers for including reviewers as a comic craft on the invite.)
My only concern is that it was noisy enough that we were often shouting to talk to each other, so I hope I still have a voice tomorrow. Otherwise, it was an amazing, rejuvenating experience that was a terrific prep for the show.
Update: Alisa Harris, one of the organizers, has a great writeup of the event, with more pictures (including one I’m in).