|MoCCA recap day 0: Jason at Rocketship|
|Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Jason, events||15 Jun 2008 8:42 PM|
So as not to overwhelm, I'm going to split up my recap of the 2008 MoCCA Art Festival by day, so stay tuned for further posts and be sure to hit those "Read More" links to read the full report from each day.
This year's experience began on the evening of Friday June 6 at the Museum's gallery space on Broadway at the exhibitor reception and early check-in, where enthusiastic volunteers were distributing badges:
...and this Walt Kelly original Pogo Sunday strip:
The exhibit looks great...
...with a little personal touch from the artist:
The man himself, diligently signing and sketching the night away:
Rocketship co-owner Mary Gibbons looks on as Jason signs, next to a rapidly depleting spinner rack full of his books:
Big ups to Mary and Alex for putting on a gangbusters event (and for much, much more, which I'll get to subsequently). Be sure to check out Alex's report on the Rocketship blog. Aside from meeting Jason for the first time, the highlights of the evening for me were seeing Jackson Publick, co-creator of The Venture Bros., in the signing line, and receiving a copy of the new Magic Whistle from Sam Henderson. Click on through here for more photos of the event, including close-ups of some of the art and better views of the exhibit taken on Sunday post-fest.
Coming next: Day 1!