Getting Ready For Drink & Draw Like a Lady
How do you like these babies? I threw together 5 minis of some of my diary comics to trade at this year’s Drink & Draw Like a Lady event. For those of you who don’t know, it’s an annual women only comic event that kicks off MoCCA Fest weekend. There you can mingle and trade comics (and drink and draw) with other lady comic makers, professionals, & enthusiasts. I heard about this event about a week after it happened last year and was practically stomping up and down with frustration that I missed it. I swore to myself that I would go, warned Graham a year in advance–and guess what? The old fly in the stay-at-home-parent ointment appeared. Graham’s department conference is happening this weekend and he will be gone Thursday through the weekend, so I was on the hook for Gus care. I was more than a little (cough) upset, but you know, when you want something bad enough, you make it happen. Gus and I will be taking the train into the city and sleeping over at my friend Jeff’s house. I am going to put Gus to bed and Jeff has agreed to graciously hang out, while I hightail it to drink and draw with some other cartoonists. I don’t know anyone and I doubt anyone knows me, and usually to help my social anxiety I bring some kind of wing man/woman to such an event, but SCREW IT. This is what I know from both parenting and middle age: 1) you work with what you have 2) you keep your expectations low and 3) ON WITH THE SHOW.
I’ll be bringing some of my Forgive Me zines too and I hope that I will come home with an even trade of other lady mini comics and zines. Very excited (and a bit nervous). Maybe on my name tag I’ll write: JUST ASK so that can get the conversational ball rolling. Wish me luck and if you are going, please let me know!