Channeling Carl Sagan again as tomorrow is MoCCA (Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art) Fest here in New York City, and I am in a tizzy. It’s a good tizzy, worry not. But I’m also really excited. Not only is this my first MoCCA Fest, it’s my first time exhibiting at any sort of convention. I’ll be sharing a table with the affable and amazing Matt Lubchansky of The Adam comic. A little trivia: Matt and I first met at a barbecue playing a game of Contact where I correctly guessed “homunculus.”
If you’re planning to be there, just find the two big, bearded guys in glasses. Better yet, find table G12, it may be easier. I have a feeling I don’t stand out as much in such a setting. I’ll have prints, buttons, magnets, free cards, and a select few books. I’ll try to post more photos later today.
But get this, if you approach the table and softly whisper codeword, Gilgamesh, in my ear (hee hee, it tickles!) you get a free magnet or button of your choice. You can also walk up and just say the codeword. Don’t shout it though, I might think you’re just calling out to your friend who had nerd parents, or merely proclaiming your love of Sumerian epics.
Speaking of which, a while back you may remember I went to see Baba Brinkman’s show, The Canterbury Tales Remixed. Well they have produced a full studio album, scored by the superbly talented Mr. Simmonds. Really brilliant stuff. The album has been on my mind lately—I hope a full review can flow from my fingertips in the near future—so when it came time to think of a codeword (AKA 5 minutes ago) the remixed epic was the first thing to come to mind. Take a listen:
Want more? The full press release has links to both Bandcamp and iTunes where you can listen to your heart’s content. I enjoyed it immensely, and hope you do, too.
TL;DR – Come to MoCCA. Get swag. See Matt and I, we’ll be lonely. Listen to Baba Brinkman break it down.