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MoCCA Report 2005 [Jun. 13th, 2005|10:49 pm]
J. Jacques
So MoCCA was a lot of fun! Here is what went down:

Cristi and I were parked at a table alongside some of our Dumbrella pals, Ryan from DinoComics, Rosemary from Bird & Moon, and Steve from Poppycock Circus, as well as David and Dale from A Lesson Is Learned But the Damage Is Irreversible. They are all nice people!

Saturday was INSANE. At several points throughout the day we had a LINE of people at the table, waiting for their chance to get shirts or posters or just say hello. I went through most of a sketchbook doing drawings for people. It was really cool to meet so many people who enjoy my comic, and pretty surreal to see that some of them were kind of nervous about it! We sold hell of t-shirts and hell of posters. The air conditioning in our room stopped working during the day, but the MoCCA people were kind enough to bring plenty of fans over to keep us from dying of heatstroke.

After the con, Cristi and I went home to take showers. After that we went out for dinner with Ryan and Steve and Rosemary and Keen Soo and some other friends. Delicious Thai food. After THAT we went back to Steve's apartment and hung around drinkin' beers and generally being silly people.

Beth (the tallest girl ever) and Ro (the second-tiniest person ever [hi Aido]) braided Ryan's hair while Amy looked on:

Steve and Keen were highly amused:

Later on Cristi gave him cornrows. It was DANGEROUS LOOKING.

So that night was fun!

We stumbled home at about 2am and slept the sleep of sleepy sleepers. Or something.

I was expecting Sunday to be a lot quieter than Saturday in terms of business and visitors, but it was actually even busier than Saturday. We sold just about every shirt we brought and more than half of the posters (I purposely brought more than we needed, just in case). All in all we made back all the money we spent on con registration and hotel room and train tickets and miscellaneous expenses and managed to turn a tidy profit. Thanks so much to everyone who bought stuff! Also thanks to everyone who came by and asked for a drawing or said hello.

I'd say MoCCA was a rousing success!

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[User Picture]From: sindar_child
2005-06-14 03:11 am (UTC)
If not a rousing success, a roaring good time by the looks of it. Although I dare say you had both of those.

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From: supernerdcait
2005-06-14 03:20 am (UTC)
I've always wondered why girls enjoy making boys look like girls so much. What's with that? I've had many a friend coaxed into drag by cute girls. There must be an answer for this.
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From: oboreruhito
2005-06-14 03:29 am (UTC)
Everyone's a lesbian.
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[User Picture]From: opheliareborn
2005-06-14 03:27 am (UTC)
Your friend, Ro, looks familiar....
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[User Picture]From: doktor242
2005-06-14 03:28 am (UTC)
It was super cool to meet you, and you and Cristi were so cool and down to earth.

It's so funny, because that row you guys were on was just like my RSS reader (all that was missing was Something Positive, Onezumi and Scary-Go_Round)
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[User Picture]From: digitalvampire
2005-06-14 03:37 am (UTC)
Heehee. I love Ryan North. You too, Jeph, but I don't see no corn-rows on YOUR head.

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[User Picture]From: gzusrus
2005-06-14 03:45 am (UTC)
I wish I could'a been there.
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From: raydeoaktiv
2005-06-14 03:54 am (UTC)
Rock on; glad to hear it went so well. You deserve it.
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From: nayrk
2005-06-14 04:10 am (UTC)
Glad to hear it was a good time. Living in IL sucks for cons...none are ever around :(
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[User Picture]From: kannolj
2005-06-14 04:17 am (UTC)
eh.. ACen is like one of the biggest cons in the country... they have a pretty cool artist's alley too. If Jeph was there, I would surely go.
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[User Picture]From: endblink
2005-06-14 04:21 am (UTC)
Kean Soo's good people. Had the chance to chat with him at a couple of cons here in Toronto. Great guy.
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[User Picture]From: wonderfulp
2005-06-14 04:30 am (UTC)
Cheers to Steve, as he has Greetings from Asbury Park NJ on his wall. That's a kickass album.
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[User Picture]From: redstapler
2005-06-14 04:51 am (UTC)

"Oh shit, I'm a hipster!"

Hey there!

It was totally awesome meeting you guys. (I was the short girl in the silk-screened blue camo t-shirt)

My roommate is totally a-squee at the QC poster and Sven sketch. (I think she wants to steal it.)

You guys get extra points for toughing it out in that room after the a/c went out. The heat's been really brutal. Stupid August-in-June...
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[User Picture]From: emptygoldmine
2005-06-14 11:44 am (UTC)

Re: "Oh shit, I'm a hipster!"

Ha! I stood behind you in line. And then later you asked me if my name was Seth.

But yes, Jeph, the con was awesome and seeing you and receiving and sketch was really neato.
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[User Picture]From: ishokunaeppy
2005-06-14 04:54 am (UTC)
So how tall is this allegedly tallest girl ever?
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[User Picture]From: metaneira
2005-06-14 01:42 pm (UTC)
The "tallest girl ever" (i.e., me) is 6'4"!
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[User Picture]From: stranger_dan
2005-06-14 04:56 am (UTC)
Oh my God! They said that Steve doesn't show up on film or in mirrors. This has been proven wrong today.
I liked how all of the webcomics that I read were all lined up next to eachother. I need to do this MoCCA thing again.
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[User Picture]From: nentuaby
2005-08-09 05:27 am (UTC)
Or not! This is, after all, almost certainly a digital camera.
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[User Picture]From: hawaiian_shirtz
2005-06-14 05:16 am (UTC)
SCRAY drunken cornrows Ryan man. I'ma draw that next time I'm home with my precious wacom tablet...

(posted away from the homestead)
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[User Picture]From: aidosaur
2005-06-14 05:58 am (UTC)
MoCCA sounded fun! I'm TOTALLY coming next year.

(Hi Jeph!)
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[User Picture]From: laneatomic
2005-06-14 06:36 am (UTC)
Man, Jeph, now I really wish I lived in that area! :D OH! And I was thinking, you said b-day is friday. Then I thought, wait. What day is Friday? Friday is June 17th. June 17th is going to be a day FULL of birthdays. We've got my ex's little sister, my little brother, and now you! YAY FOR LOTS OF CELEBRATION!
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[User Picture]From: skafather241
2005-06-14 07:16 am (UTC)
warning: random comment/question: i know my name probably nulls my musical opinion in the indie world but what'd you think of the soundtrack to i <3 huckabees? i think it's sugary awesomeness.
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[User Picture]From: snarble
2005-06-14 07:46 am (UTC)
+ you met phil from skinny panda
<3<3<3skinny panda
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[User Picture]From: hellokatierose
2005-06-14 01:02 pm (UTC)

i was doodleing pictures from MoCCA so i figured i would give you yours...
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[User Picture]From: metaneira
2005-06-14 01:45 pm (UTC)
Jeph, it was really great to meet you and Cristi on Saturday. Cristi especially had a knack for making me feel welcome, even though I don't draw comics. Thanks for being pretty damn awesome!
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[User Picture]From: shinysilvercoin
2005-06-14 03:22 pm (UTC)
Ah, that's awesome. I'm so glad it went well! (And especially so that you made a profit!)

Stuff like this makes me feel like I'm lacking a limb XD What with living in the UK and such. Oh well :) At least I can enjoy the comic from over here!
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From: jtbw
2005-06-14 06:04 pm (UTC)
I think I was sadly one of the nervous people, it was actually kind of odd. I think I basically fell asleep while standing behind these two others guys and I was kind of hot that day (And not in my usual good I'm- an-attractive-male-who-drives-the-girls-nuts-way, the bad sweaty way). It was kind of a shame because I was hoping to talk to you for a few minutes. Eh but it was still great meeting you, getting a sketch, getting a poster, and saving your anti-Kinko's sign from its doom on the festival floor... of course there was a good chance I knocked it down to begin with...

So anyway it was a pleasure meeting you and your lady friend, have a good one.
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From: jarnsaxa
2005-06-14 07:19 pm (UTC)
So, I work in a coffee shop myself, and find the strip hilarious, and oddly
accurate. The other day, one of our regulars, triple venti nonfat latte-guy,
came in wearing, a QC t-shirt. I'm torn between adoring the guy, and mocking
him more regularly when he comes in.
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From: steel_and_beer
2005-06-15 04:58 am (UTC)

Conventions in Indiana?

Hey does anyone here know if there's any conventions in Indiana? If you do, you'll have my thanks(if you could link me to the website, that would help me too.). I don't really think Indiana is really big on that type of thing.
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From: alyssadisha
2005-06-15 04:59 am (UTC)


Sorry for posting about QC in here, but I forget my Forum User name..and I can't register another with the same email address. That being a big mess I have just one small question:

Do you plan on making "Irony" baseball caps?
- Because if so I'll hold out, but if not I guess I'll buy the shirt. An additional inquiry: baseball cap..not trucker or fancy ugly hats right?
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