Sunday, May 30, 2010
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Convention season rolls on, and last weekend this lucky kitty got to be one of the exhibitors at the second Maine Comics Arts Festival in Portland, Maine!
This show has been such a great addition to the comic show schedule, with its focus on indy creators, its outstanding organizing crew, and its setting in a fun-as-hell city that I love exploring.
What were some of the best parts?
- Meeting cartoonist Betsey Swardlick - the one behind those hilarious werewolf stories I picked up at MoCCA - and finding that aaah! Now she has a new comic with those stories reprinted and a completely new one! Swear to God my wallet got whiplash at that table.
- Hearing the strange "ding" of a bell all day long and eventually discovering that it was a little silvery shell-shaped bell on Jen "Mermaid Hostel" Vaughnís table
- Finding a comic with an absolutely bonkers premise and running around all day telling people about it. "YOU GUYS itís the American Revolution but instead they have battles of the bands aaaaah thatís so awesome". Check it out here: Paul Reveres
- Boggling at the bizarre sheet of fog that sat just beyond the convention center, still as a brick wall. If Iíd taken a shot for every time someone said "Hey wasnít there some Stephen King story? About fog?", I wouldíve had a big drunken Sunday.
- Spending the day surrounded by so many awesome and creative people doing what they love, and spending the weekend ambling around a funky city. MeCAF creators - next year, make a weekend out of it! The art museum is free on Friday nights!
Once again, huge kudos to Rick and the Casablanca Comics organizing crew for putting together a fantastic weekend. Count me in for next year!
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