MY 10 FAV MoCCA TRADES:
I MET A TON OF AMAZING PEOPLE AND I WANNA TALK ABOUT ALL OF THEM, BUT THESE GUYS GAVE ME SUCH INSANITY I HAD TO WRITE ABOUT IT (POORLY)
Lale Westvind: I was annoyed with myself because I had never seen her work before. She’s really versatile with her glorious army of styles in Hot Dog Beach, but she also knows how to tone it down and stick to one (i.e. Dubble Feecher).
Leah Wishnia: I’ve admired the Cactus Queen online for so long, I’m glad to finally own an edition. She employs color really well, it’s impressive. Also check out Happiness, it’s rad!
Mikkel Sommer: Really cool to see a Danish artist based in Berlin working for a French publisher who made a beautiful conceptual zine featuring Katamari Damacy and Son House. Incredible.
Kiki Jones: Beautiful lady with a kind enough heart to trade her beautiful multi-layered-dozens-of-colors silk screen paper dolls book. (dead)
Bort: Shitty Titties! I just love weird scans and photoshop stuff with barf drawings!! WHAT? Leave me alone. I love the page of actual shitty titties it’s the best.
BEN Urkowitz: I capitalized Ben ‘cause that guy’s GOING PLACES. He gave me a simple, funny, weird zine. It’s crude, messy, intentional, clean, pulls from tradition and refreshingly unique. ALL AT THE SAME TIME?? Yep. Psst he runs this epic site.
A. Degen: You guys know how great AD is. Delicious layouts and great visual story telling. Flawless printing by snakebomb. I am thrilled to own AREACC and mad I missed AD when he came by our table.
Dave W.: The comic he gave me is insane details of a bunch of wild stuff and then some really jarring breaks of very little information. I love it and he was really exited about my Prisoner zine which made me really happy.
Jensine: I got an elegant aqua-tinted etching! THE GIRL KNOWS HOW TO PRINT MAKE LOVE. CHECK IT OUT.
Anna Rose: Anna is the sweetest chick. She makes Sailor Moon pentagram shirts (Meg picked one up) and she gave me an badass sticker set. She rocks Tank Girl/Taiyo Matsumoto realness [in comics and personal dress]. It’s out of control.
ALSO NADIA FUCKING GAVE ME A TIE. STRAIGHT UP GAVE ME A TIE.
Check out Peter clutching the stunning risoprinted SLOW YOUTH book. Phew.
WHAT A HAUL. (I feel weird about writing an actual blog post, better put up some gifs after this). Thank you everyone. With all sincerity from the bottom of my heart.