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scripts for our Eco-Friendly Horror tale Beth are nearing completion, I decided to wander through the Mocca Fest this past Saturday to see if I might just stumble onto the perfect artist that could help us pull this crazy story off.
A show like the Mocca fest is really a treat to behold. Every single artist presenting their wares were vastly different from whomever sat at the tables to the left, right, or anywhere around them.
Every voice I heard was original and sincere.
Every story was a story that the creator truly needed to tell.
Simply put, it was the most optimistic group of people at a Con I had ever met.
At the more massive Mega Cons like NYCC, C2E2, SDCC, etceteraCon, its more difficult to meet and converse with creators, because its really just a million square feet of fans queuing up to watch a preview of the Walking Dead (not that there is ANYTHING wrong with that) which makes networking difficult.
At Mocca Fest however, there was no problem striking up a conversation, getting to the heart of why they do what they do, discussing hopes and dreams for projects, and as a result I find myself in a quandary. I met too many artists with too much talent for me to possibly wrap my head around this. Some would bring an ironic style to the book, a realistic style, or even a 1980's cartoony style. I met an artist that did amazing sequential water colors. I love watercolors!
Fortunately, I grabbed a very large stack of comics and corresponding business cards to refer to.
I guess it is time to get reading.
|A small example of my Mocca Fest 2016 research haul|