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Dean Haspiel

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27th June 2003

12:55am: MoCCA 2003
MoCCA 2003 was fantastic. Now I know what it feels like to be Paul Pope for a day. The comix were out of sight and there was never enough time nor traffic lights to properly browse the room, much less grab mitts w/my peers. Here are my 2-cents for MoCCA 2004:

Make it Two Days [Sat/Sun]. Allows more programming, more browsing, more people, and more sales. Keep it at the PUCK Building. Brings all kinds and keeps it classy. The cost across the board will weed out the punters in the cheap seats. Hold the Harvey Awards at the NEW SCHOOL Auditorium on Sat. Nite [ @8:30PM - allows time for quick dinner ] w/an after party close-by or at another venue that has an auditorium/dance floor/bar in lower Manhattan [below 14th street, please]. Friday evening is the night where Highwater, Alternative, Art Spiegelman, Frank Miller, and whoever else, get to party naked w/all the folks who are flying in the day before the weekend event [a bar like Parkside Lounge w/it's pool table, juke box, and back room, is always fun -- the first Comix DeCode was held there]. NO franchise publishers allowed. Sunday night BBQ and Frisbee toss to be determined...

Hiking up the MoCCA costs for a 2-DAY event will make for better exhibition. Poor yet talented cartoonists have a year to break bread w/publishers and/or get noticed so they can buddy up and/or crash a table w/like-minded exhibitors. That's what these shows are about. Get noticed. Hawk wares. Shake a frickin' hand and swing a deal. Everyone else? Go fly a kite. I know I work VERY HARD just to get my measly comic out there and I expect nothing less from everybody worth their salt.

Also, I'm sure there are a few local galleries near the PUCK Building that could hold a show concurrently w/MoCCA's weekend event. The two events should launch together and the gallery should run for a month, selling the leftover comix from MoCCA to folks who dig the art hanging on the gallery walls. Your comix are STILL working for you 3-4 weeks AFTER MoCCA closes its annual doors.

http://www.moccany.org/events-festival-03.html
10:49am: MoCCA 2003 Booty
Graphic Novels/Comix:
PROJECT: TELSTAR [Pitzer/ed. + various]
BLANKETS [Thompson]
KRAMERS ERGOT 4 [Harkham/ed. + various]
TOP SHELF ASKS THE BIG QUESTIONS [Warnock & Goodin/ed. + various]
THE VAGABONDS [Neufeld]
RUBBER NECKER 3 [Bertozzi]
SWEATERWEATHER [Varon]
BIPOLAR 4 [Bros. Hanuka & Keret]
CUSP [Herpich]
SAME DIFFERENCE AND OTHER STORIES [Kim]
UNLIKELY [Brown]
HAPPY 3 [Simmons]
INSIDE VINEYLAND [Weinstein]
GUILTY PANCAKE [Fingerman]
GABAGOOL 4 [Radtke & Dawson]
A SORT OF HOMECOMING 1 [Hurd]
PLATES ARE CULT 2 [Jay]
GET YOUR WAR ON [Rees]

Mini-Comix/etc.:
GIRLS WHO HATE YOU - 3 Postcards [Chin]
FUCK YOU JEFFREY BROWN [Brown]
I AM GOING TO BE SMALL [Brown]
BE A MAN [Brown]
MINI SULK [Brown]
TO WENATCHEE [Brown]
MAYBE WE COULD JUST LIE HERE NAKED HOLDING EACH OTHER FOR AWHILE BUT NOT HAVE SEX [Brown]
ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS [Consiglio]
FEAR [various]
TOTAL DISASTER [Fly] + her CD: ZERO CONTENT
THE MONSTER THAT ATE STARS [Salazar]
FLOOB [Soto]
THE SECRET VOICE [Soto]
ALL ABOUT MAKING LOVE [Simmons/ed. + various]
ZEGAS [Fiffe]
THE PITCH [Burrier]
FLAME BROILED [Herzfeld & Mercer]
5M - THE BUSLINE DIARY [Stall]
ESOTERIC TALES 1 & 2 [Bennett]
RAMSDEN [Harkham]
THOUGH I SLUMBER MY HEART IS STILL AWAKE [Harkham]
DREAM 16.09.02 [Kartalopoulos]
THE STONE MOTHER [Rosenbaum]
WILD ON NEW JERSEY [Forsch]
FREE SUMMER FRANKS [Kelly]
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