Puck Building, New York.
|Around the MoCCA Booths|
|Denis Kitchen's six-year-old daughter Alexa was doing sketches and selling two volumes of her cartooning: Alexa Kitchen: The Early Years!
||Award-winning "underground" cartoonist Kim Deitch appeared at the Pantheon Press table to autograph his Eisner-nominated Boulevard of Broken Dreams.|
|Hampered by a virus that gave him a gravely voice, the always funny Evan Dorkin still held forth at the Slave Labor table and managed to make it through the three hours of hosting the Harvey Awards.
|The Twenty-Three Skidoo crew: the Belanger Brothers (Brian and Derrick) and Brian's wife, Traci.
|Self-publisher Robert Gavila demonstrated that he has good taste in reading material! Look for the first issue of his four-part spy thriller Nisha in July.|
|Among the superstar artists who did signings at MoCCA's own table were Bill Sienkewicz and Neal Adams.|
|Joe and Hillary Staton were giving away "dog treats" to go with the Scooby Doo comics Joe draws for DC.|
|Elena Steier, of Vampire Bed and Breakfast fame, showed off her "Hell-O Kitty" shirt.
||The star of MoCCA was Craig Thompson, who won three Harvey awards for Blankets and signed books for long lines of fans at the Top Shelf "bar."|
|Exhibit A was in Room C, along with a variety of other folks, including Byron Preiss's iBooks, IDW, Dark Horse, Eric Shanower, and Howard Cruse.|
|Quirky New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast was on hand to receive a special award from MoCCA and to sign copies of her new book, The Party, After You Left.|
|Cartoonist Jeff Stevens, whose letter and Grim Reaper cartoon appeared in issue 40, stopped by to say hello as well.
|Batton and Jackie finally got to meet cartoonist Bosch Fawstin, who recently made a stunning debut on the comics scene with his self-published graphic novel, Table for One (recommended in SLaw #40). Bosch is up for the Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award at this year's San Diego Comic-Con.
|The Harvey Awards Show at the Museum|
|Two pages from Supernatural Law #38 (nominated for Best Single Issue) were on display at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art. During a pre Art Festival reception, Batton hung out with old studiomate Bob Smith. Bob has inked several of the Radioactive Man issues that Batton wrote for Bongo.
||The Harvey Awards exhibit included a display of all the nominated books and comics, including Supernatural Law.|
|The Harvey Awards Banquet|
|During the Harvey Awards cocktail party, Frank Miller had Batton and Denis Kitchen in stitches.||Batton was shocked to find one of his fellow tablemates to be nominee Clem Robins (Best Letterer), as Clem had been the first letterer on the Wolff & Byrd newspaper strip back in 1979, and the two had not encountered each other since!|
|Dark Horse editor Diana Schutz joined Batton and Liz Glass for some after-awards schmoozing.|
|Kyle Baker (with wife Elizabeth Glass) received the Harvey Award for Best New Series for Plastic Man.
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