We know that MoCCA”s statute of limitations has run out and no one wants to talk about it any more, but we’ve collected a few last links of note — let’s just call it Rashomocca — it seems everyone had something to say.
For a little perspective, we’ve dredged up MoCCA 2002 — “BIG APPLE GOES INDIE!”, the story we wrote about the very first MoCCA for the now-vanished SPLASH page at Comicon.com, not because it’s such a great story but because it gives some kind of idea of he impact that the first show had on the New York and indie comics crowds. (It’s also instructive to see how the fashion of Who is Hot has changed in seven years, written as it was in the midst of the “Team Comics” era.) We even found some of our photos from Back In The Day. (Above, James Kochalka at the Highwater party…ah yes, remember Highwater.)
And now back to the present:
Tom Spurgeon prints the “Thank you” letter from the show organizer which has been going around (we got forwarded it a few times as well), which did not seem to sit well with a lot of exhibitors.
Ed Sizemore notes that mini-comics are not cheap any more:
I saw asking prices of $5.00 for a twenty-page mini-comic that was only three inches square. For that price I could get a full-sized comic professionally printed from either Evil Twin Comics or Blacklist Studios. I know the tables were expensive, but you have to price yourself competitively.
Tucker Stone with some financials on the costs of exhibiting at the Armory.
Vice Magazine’s Nick Gazin
A discussion of the hot vs. comics argument in the comments.