My crazy spring is officially underway, and this weekend hails the return of the MoCCA Art Festival, one of my favorite small press conventions of the year. Here's where you can find me and what I'll be up to this weekend. ----
I'll be set up with the Comics Bakery at Table E3, which is to the left of the convention's entrance. We're sitting near our friends Hope Larson, Soda Pop Comics, and Ryan Sias, so we're in for a good time! I will have both hardcover and softcover editions of Smile, as well as all four volumes of the Baby-sitters Club graphic novels, X-Men: Misfits, Outreach, and Take-Out. I'll have some original art, some fun promotional items, and TOOTHBRUSHES with me, too! Dave, John, and Marion will also be selling a wide selection of their wares, including the newest issue of Life Meter. Please come by and say hello!
I'll be in a few places during the con. On Saturday, April 10, from 4:00 - 4:30, you can find me at the MoCCA table, doing sketches! The idea is, you make a donation to the museum, and I make you a drawing, either a headshot or a full-body pose. Please be sure to bring reference if you'd like me to draw a specific character.
Then on Sunday, April 11, I will be on a really awesome panel at 4:30 PM:
YA? Why not!
Young Adult graphic novels are swiftly gaining popularity among librarians, teachers, and most importantly, young readers! Join Hope Larson (Chiggers, Mercury), Jillian Tamaki (Skim), Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Baby-sitters Club), and Tracy White (How I Made it to Eighteen) for a discussion about their work, their influences, and their audience.
Moderated by The Beat’s Heidi MacDonald. (All panels are located downstairs in the main panel room.)
The con itself isn't all that's going on, of course. On Friday evening, April 9, all women who are involved with comics in any capacity are invited to join me at:
This is a ladies-only evening of comics, camaraderie, conversation, and networking! I helped put together the inaugural DDLL last year, and it was a great time, although a bit too loud and in too small of a location. The new location, 192 Books, is a cozy, independent book store with loads of charm. All ages are welcome!
I'm really looking forward to this weekend, and I hope to see you then!
(Here's where to find me all weekend!)