Sketches from MoCCA!

Thanks for coming and saying hello at MoCCA last weekend! It was a fun show. I loved being in New York, and it’s always super encouraging and energizing to meet nice people who have nice things to say.

Some of you were clearly nervous, but don’t worry! It was adorable. I get nervous sometimes too. I did not think you were weird. This is the first time in a very long time that I can confidently stamp a show as “WEIRDO-FREE.” I did not meet a single weirdo all weekend! (Until I got on the subway, of course. But that’s a different story.)

Mediocre Sketches

As I normally do, I was offering Mediocre Sketches to all and sundry. As I normally forget to do, though, this time I had the presence of mind to take some pictures!

I usually ask the sketch requester for a suggestion of what to draw — unlike other cartoonists, I don’t have easy characters to just whip out a sketch of. Most people prefer to leave the choice to me (as in the above), which is fine, but I also got some good requests!

“Octopuss in Boots”

“Elephant Chef”

“Dignified Portrait” (click for bigger)

Machine of Death

I also managed to whip up a portable Machine of Death to administer mortality predictions on the spot. Normally this sort of thing is done in a van with an autoclave and a stack of waivers and a full counseling crew on-hand, but in a pinch I made do with a piece of cardboard and a Sharpie.

Dresden Codak‘s Aaron Diaz was my dapper model for this demonstration (with thanks to Chris Hastings for the pics):

WATCH OUT FOR RUBBER DUCKIES AARON


  • Andrea

    I found the portable machine of death to give excellent predictions despite the new design and small size! Sampling of the blood hurts way less than the big machines, and all it lacks is the looming foreboding feeling as the gears whir inside the full size design.
    Thanks for being so personable with the rest of the Topatoco crew. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience as an observer and fan in my first comic convention.

  • http://ice-nine.org/matt/ matthew j weaver

    Yay!
    David, it was a stone groove meeting you — and it’s rare for someone to snap a picture of me & Andrea where we BOTH look internet-worthy.

    Thanks for being awesome (similar sentiment passed along to all the #topatoco crew), and thanks for helping “Machine of Death” be awesome.

  • matt girard

    Much love for my “Octopuss in Boots”! Additional HUGE respect and love since I got my hard-cover (#287) in the mail today with an *epic* death card.

  • http://zac.ca Zac Thompson

    Mine is BATHTUB too! The machine’s secret: they all say BATHTUB