Posted on Saturday June 11, 2005 by Steven Fischer
In New York City today with John Bintz and friends to attend MoCCA (the big festival for independent cartoonmakers. I wanted to check out the scene and spread the word about “Freedom Dance”). First stop, though, was to brunch with an actress-friend, a sweet-hearted Southern Belle named Leah Martin who’s just finished a gig for the Discovery Channel and who is now modeling shoes.
The festival was great! A big turn out as always. Saw my pal Jimmy Gownley who is riding a wave with his remarkable series, “Amelia Rules!”:http://www.ameliarules.com/; and a gifted cartoonist from Massachusetts named Jack Turnbull whom I first met in DC at Small Press Expo. His well-crafted Apollo Astro series is worth looking into! I suggested to writer Jane Fisher that we should get married just so she can change her name to the hyphenated Jane Fisher-Fischer.
Yes, lots of laughs today in the company of truly great souls. (Isn’t that how life should be anyway?)
Met a lot of new people I hope will turn into friends, and spent probably more than I should on comic books (the indies are always the more innovative and entertaining for me!). All in all it was a great day in the big apple.
Signing off for now.