MS – Free Comic Book Day 2018 Signing

Ming Chen (AMC’s Comic Book Men, A Shared Universe Podcast), Mitch Byrd (Green Lantern, Shi, Predator, Generation X), Steven Butler (Spider-Man, Sonic, X-Men, Superman), Kevin Hayman (Everywhen Comics) and more sign at 3 Alarm Comics on Saturday May 5, 2018 for Free Comic Book Day!

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3 Alarm Comics
15210 Lemoyne Blvd, Biloxi, MS 39532

MoCCA Arts Festival Announces 2018 Programming

Press Release:

The Society of Illustrators is proud to announce a robust and distinguished programming schedule for the 2018 MoCCA Arts Festival, taking place April 7-8. This year’s programming will take place at the beautiful Ink48 Hotel (653 11th Avenue at 48th street), steps away from our primary venue, Metropolitan West at 639 West 46th Street.

Organized by Best American Comics Series Editor Bill Kartalopoulos, this year’s programming includes spotlight sessions with all of this year’s MoCCA Guests of Honor: New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast, Argentine cartoonist LiniersMARCH co-creators Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell, and Hellboy comics artist Mike Mignola.

Featured guest Jaime Hernandez will also take the stage in a spotlight session, alongside a pair of focused conversations among our distinguished international guests. Max de Radiguès and Anna Haifisch will discuss the international comics scene, and Yvan Alagbé and Dominique Goblet will trace points of connection in their recent work.

Focused panel discussions will address topics including a conversation about comics, community and career hosted by Nicole J. Georges with Jennifer Camper, Kat Fajardo,and Ariel Schrag, as well as a discussion of political cartooning and current events hosted by Marymount Manhattan College professor Kent Worcester with artists Steve Brodner, Mr. Fish, Ann Telnaes, and Eli Valley. Other panels will feature luminaries including Patrick McDonnell, Françoise Mouly, Gary Panter, Mark Siegel, Lauren Weinstein and more.

A programming schedule can be found online for Saturday, April 7 and Sunday, April 8, or may be downloaded here. Each programming event will last one hour, with a half hour break between programming events. Admission to programming is included with MoCCA Arts Festival admission. All seating is available on a first come-first served basis. Price of admission is $7 per day and will grant attendees access to the Fest including the Exhibitors Hall, on-site Gallery space, and programming. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Children under ten are free. More information about the Fest can be found here.

About the Museum of Illustration at the Society of Illustrators
Founded in 1901, the Society of Illustrators and its Museum of Illustration together comprise America’s longest-standing nonprofit organization dedicated to the art of illustration. The mission of SI/MI is to promote the art and appreciation of illustration and its history and evolving nature through exhibitions and educational programs.

The MoCCA Arts Festival is a 2-day multimedia event, Manhattan’s largest independent comics, cartoon and animation festival, drawing over 7,000 attendees each year. With 400 exhibiting artists displaying their work, award-winning honorees speaking about their careers and artistic processes and other featured artists conducting workshops, lectures and film screenings, our Festival mission accelerates the advancement of the Society’s broader mission to serve as Manhattan’s singular cultural institution promoting all genres of illustration through exhibitions, programs and art education. The 2018 MoCCA Arts Festival will take place April 7-8th, 2018 at Metropolitan West in New York City with programming mere steps away at Ink48 (653 11th Ave).

CA – Doomsday Clock #4 Signing

Geoff Johns, DC Comics’s Chief Creative Officer and writer of Green Lantern, The Flash, Justice League, Superman, and many more, appears at Earth-2 Comics on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 2:00 PM to sign DOOMSDAY CLOCK!

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Earth-2 Comics
15017 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(818) 386-9590

NYC – Jessica Jones Signing

Artist Michael Gaydos appears at Royal Collectibles on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 5:30 PM to sign Jessica Jones!

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Royal Collectibles
96-01 Metropolitan Avenue, Forest Hills, NY 11375

NC – Tara McPherson Pop Up Shop

Artist Tara McPherson appears at Horse + Hero on Friday, March 23rd at 6:00 PM for her Pop up shop tour!

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Horse + Hero
14 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 505-2133

NYC – Herding Cats Signing

Cartoonist Sarah Andersen (Sarah’s Scribbles) appears at Strand Book Store on Thursday, April 12th at 7:00 PM to sign her latest collection HERDING CATS!

The iconic, relatable, and lovable author/illustrator is back with a new collection of comics, Herding Cats! This book shares the almost universal struggles of waking up in the morning, being productive, and dealing with social situations. Sarah’s Scribbles is the comic strip that follows her life, finding humor in living as an introvert. Weird, awkward, familiar, and funny, this series is endlessly entertaining.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Sarah shares some of her favorite new comics, and answer questions from the audience, and signs copies of her new book.

Admission Options: Buy a copy of Herding Cats or a $15 gift card to attend this event. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located in the Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

MA – Never Abandon Imagination

Tony DiTerlizzi appears at the Norman Rockwell Museum on Saturday, April 7th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM to present the Never Abandon Imagination.

Tony DiTerlizzi is a bestselling and award-winning illustrator and author who has been creating illustrated books for nearly two decades. The artist will discuss his popular card illustrations for Dungeons and Dragons and Magic: The Gathering, as well as his work on the famed Spiderwick Chronicles, and as such picture books and chapter books as The Spider & The Fly, Kenny and the Dragon, the WondLa Trilogy, and The Story of Diva & Flea.

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Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Route 183, Stockbridge, MA 01262

CA – Fuddles Signing

Frans Vischer, author, illustrator, and animator, appears at the Schulz Museum on Saturday, April 14th at 1:00 PM. Vischer worked for the Disney Company on such films as Mary Poppins Returns, Frozen, and The Princess and the Frog. He has also published several children’s books including Fuddles by Frans Vischer, A Very Fuddles Christmas, and Fuddles and Puddles.

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Charles M. Schulz Museum
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 579-4452

NYC – Comic Book Club w/ Charles Soule

Writer Charles Soule (Daredevil, She-Hulk, Curse Words, Poe Dameron) appears on the Comic Book Club for a live podcast on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 8:00 PM to speak about his new novel THE ORACLE YEAR!

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The PIT Loft
154 W 29th St, Fl 2nd, New York, New York 10001
(212) 244-1722

NJ – Islandborn Signing

Press Release:

Author Junot Díaz comes to WORD Jersey City on Saturday, April 14th at 10:00 AM for a reading, Q&A, and signing of his first children’s book, Islandborn. This beautiful picture book with lush illustrations by award-winning artist Leo Espinosa celebrates cultural diversity in America and our imagination’s boundless ability to connect us–to our families, to our past and to ourselves. Books will be available for sale in Spanish and English. También disponible en español!

This event is free and open to the public! To get a book signed and meet Junot Díaz you must purchase a copy of Island Born which can be done day of or via our website.

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WORD Jersey City
123 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
(201) 763-6611

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