I had fun putting together last year’s post on all the lovely things that followed me home from Drink & Draw Like a Lady, so here goes again! Left-right and roughly top-bottom, assuming three rough rows:

Top row:
Lost Girl by Caroline Percello- lovely little drawings in this comic.
Alisa Harris's card! Lovely cooking/ recipe comics at the linked site, and she also makes the excellent Urban Nomad and Counter-Attack! series.
Marion Vitus not only makes sweet illustrations and comics, but she also acted as the photographer for DDLL this year!
Alice Meichi Li makes pretty illustrations.
9 PM by Melanie Gillman is full of this lush colored pencil work that you’ve gotta see to believe. Great stuff.
Patricia Burgess’s card says she’s a swell lady, and I agree!
Laura Kovalcin does cool costume design as well as illos.
Wendy M. Xu makes some cute daily drawings.
Jane Archer throws around these rich saturated colors like it’s nothing! They’re great.

Middle row: 
Kelly Phillips and Claire Folkman put together a Dirty Diamonds preview for DDLL this year! It’s awesome and they’re awesome too.
Lucy Knisley (who continues to be a lovely, brilliant DDLL host) and Raina Telgemeier (who is a font of encouraging words) put together adorable sketchbooks for everyone who donated!
The Dragon’s Wife by Angelina Fernandez is chock-full of gorgeous linolium carvings.
School of World is a comic about life, lessons, and life lessons by Megan Brennan and Rel. You should read it.

Bottom row:
Up she Goes by Amy Falcone deserves your attention both for its adorable story and its lovely artwork!
Kristin Kemper's illlustrations have a sweet soft atmosphere to them.
I’ve followed Sarah Becan's stuff for a while and it was lovely to meet her! She's got a kick-butt collection of comics going on at Sauceome.
Tara Abbamondi makes fantastic, articulate, crisply-drawn comics. I picked up The Stolen Lovelight (actually a collaboration with her husband, Paul) from her this year and it’s excellent- well worth a read!
Ellen Crenshaw’s hourlies were so good, I actually bought them on the show floor on Saturday too (oops :) )! Another person I followed on Twitter before ever meeting in person, but it was excellent to do so. Her hourlies are incredibly clean and composed— I should do a giveaway for my bonus copy.
Diana Mallery does really cool things with interestingly-structured comics! This one was a neat little fold-out called Motherland.
Not pictured- Melissa Zhang, who combines food and artwork into excellence.

PS- Do you have a post about your DDLL/ MOCCA 2012 comics? I’d love to see it! Hoping to put together a collection of what I bought on the show floor later tonight.

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    Omigawsh. Literally the first nice things someone posted about my work. TT___TT Got me right in the feels.
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    Awh, shucks! Thanks for the nice little blurb! :) It was so good to see you again!
  5. raptorix said: OH! You met Raina Telgemeier in person?! Awesome! Have you read her books? I have Smile, though I haven’t found Drama yet!
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    See, I did more than just drink at Drink & Draw, I did things like actually talk to people I didn’t know about art and...
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    aaah so many great drink & draw ladies!! I’m sad I didn’t meet some of these particular ladies this year! next time!!!
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    i reeeeeally wish i could have made it to drink and draw this year— i was stuck on a bus while megan drunktexted me the...
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