Join the Society of Illustrators on Saturday April 22, 2017 at 2:00 PM for a special gallery talk by the curators of the exhibit WILL EISNER: The Centennial Celebration.
Kitchen Sink Press’ Denis Kitchen and John Lind will take guests through the exhibit and discuss the life and work of groundbreaking comics creator Will Eisner. Eisner was a pioneer in the creation of comics during the “Golden Age” of comics during the 1930s and ‘40s, achieving fame with his iconic crime-fighting hero The Spirit. Many comic greats worked with Eisner, including Jules Feiffer, Jack Kirby, and Al Jaffee. After the Spirit ceased publication, Eisner devoted himself to creating educational and instructional sequential art, a term he coined. In 1978, Eisner once again reinvented himself- and the comic art medium-with his graphic novel, A CONTRACT WITH GOD.Will Eisner’s 19 graphic novels and 3 textbooks are still in print in 15 worldwide languages. The prestigious Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards are presented annually at San Diego Comic-Con.
About the Curators
Denis Kitchen is one of the pioneering publishers in underground comix and alternative press in the United States. His Kitchen Sink Press, which operated from 1970 until 1999, published seminal graphic novels by Will Eisner, R. Crumb, Harvey Kurtzman, Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean, Mark Schultz, Scott McCloud, James O’Barr, and Charles Burns. In 2015, Kitchen was inducted into the Will Eisner Hall of Fame at Comic Con International: San Diego.
John Lind is an award-winning book designer and editor and creative director/co-founder of the Kitchen Sink Books imprint (co-founded by Denis Kitchen) at Dark Horse Comics. In 2016, he edited and designed Frank Miller’s Sin City: The Hard Goodbye Curator’s Collection and the Will Eisner The Centennial Celebration catalogue. Outside Kitchen Sink Books, Lind’s select client list includes Abrams Books, Chronicle Books, Simon & Schuster Publishing, Egmont Group, Bloomsbury Publishing, and Disney Publishing Worldwide.
Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065
Visit the artists at booth # F213 and F214 MoCCA Arts Festival, held on April 1 and 2at Metropolitan West.
Select artists will also be featured in a panel discussion on April 1st at Ink48.
3:30PM / in the Garamond Room
Fit to Print: French Artists in The New York Times
Art director Alexandra Zsigmond searches widely for artists to commission as illustrators for The New York Times. Over the past several years, she has worked with many artists who graduated from the Haute école des arts du Rhin (HEAR), an art school in Strasbourg, France. She will speak with artists including Lucie Larousse, Mayumi Otero, Eugène Riousse, Simon Roussin, and Raphael Urwiller to discuss their unique work, the influence of Strasbourg, and how they collaborate to produce work for The New York Times. Learn more…
Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065
Kristen Gudsnuk, writer/artist/creator of Henchgirl, appears at Carmine Street Comics on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 6:00 PM.
Carmine Street Comics
34 Carmine Street, New York, New York 10014
Keith Koppenhoefer and Dan Hosek sign FILE 13 at Android’s Amazing Comics on Friday, March 24th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.
Android’s Amazing Comics
61 Railroad Ave Sayville, NY 11782
Writer Ryan Cady and artist Christian DiBari will be at Forbidden Planet NYC on Wednesday, March 22nd at 6:00 PM signing copies of Magdalena #1 and sketching.
832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
Writer Fred Van Lente appears at Midtown Comics to sign copies of Deadpool vs Punisher #1 on Friday, April 14, 2017 at 6:00 PM. Getting a copy of Deadpool vs Punisher #1 signed is mandatory and you may get up to two other items signed.
Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
Eisner Award-winning graphic novelist Faith Erin Hicks and bestselling fantasy author Tamora Pierce appear at Barnes & Noble on Monday April 10, 2017 at 7:00 PM for a conversation that is sure to thrill fans of both authors. The talk is in support of The Stone Heart the second book in the Nameless City Series.
Barnes & Noble
3454 Erie Boulevard East, Dewitt, NY 13214
Bill Nye the Science Guy appears at Barnes & Noble on Thursday April 6, 2017 at 7:00 PM.
New York Times bestselling authors Bill Nye the Science Guy and Gregory Mone take middle-grade readers on a scientific adventure in the launch of an exciting new chapter book series ‘Jack and the Geniuses.’
About this author:
Bill Nye is a scientist, engineer, comedian, and inventor. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University where he studied under Carl Sagan, and worked on the 747 as an engineer at Boeing before creating and hosting his much-loved Emmy award-winning PBS/Discovery Channel show “Bill Nye the Science Guy.” He holds three Honorary Doctorate degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Goucher College, and Johns Hopkins, and teaches at Cornell regularly as a visiting professor.
Barnes & Noble – Vernon Hills Shopping Center
680 Post Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583
Writer Fred Van Lente appears at Comic Book Jones to sign copies of Deadpool vs Punisher #1 on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 6:00 PM.
Comic Book Jones
2220 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10303-1700
The Society of Illustrators is proud to announce a number of international guest artists visiting this year’s MoCCA Arts Festival in addition to previously announced Guest of Honor Blutch. These include visitors from France, Israel and Poland, several of whom will participate in MoCCA’s schedule of programming events.
Currently hanging in the Society of Illustrators’ third floor Hall of Fame Gallery during MoCCA Arts Festival is Fit to Print, an exhibit featuring work by former students of the Haute école des arts du Rhin (HEAR) art school in Strasbourg, France, who have all contributed illustration work to The New York Times in collaboration with art director Alexandra Zsigmond. Exhibiting artists Baptiste Alchourroun, Alexis Beauclair, Fanny Blanc, Quentin Duckit, Juliette Etrivert, Marion Fayolle, Caroline Gamon, Lucie Larousse, Antoine Maillard, Benedicte Muller, Mayumi Otero, Margaux Othats, Eugene Riousse, Marine Rivoal, Simon Roussin, and Raphael Urwiller will all appear at the Festival. In addition to participating in programming, these artists will have work available at a special Fit to Print table, bringing many rare and unique books and zines unavailable outside of France.
Beauclair, representing the Lagon anthology series, and artists Otero and Urwiller, known together as Icinori, will also be exhibiting at their own adjacent tables. The presence of this group offers an exciting opportunity to discover an entire generation of young French artists making some of the most unique comics and graphic art today.
Israeli artists Rutu Modan and David Polonsky are both known for the excellence of their artwork and for their provocative approach to blending historical and current events into their imaginative works. Modan is known in North America for her graphic novels Exit Wounds and The Property and for her short story collection Jamilti. Polonsky is known in North America as the art director for the animated film Waltz With Bashir, directed by Ari Folman. Both will appear at the Festival and participate in programming. And for the first time, the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design spearheaded by Merav Salomon, will be exhibiting at the Festival through the support of the Office of Cultural Affairs, Consulate General of Israel and Friends of Bezalel.
Penelope Bagieu is one of France’s most visible young comics authors, redefining and popularizing the online possibilities of “blog comics.” She has already made an impression in North America with her graphic novel Exquisite Corpse, and will appear with First Second Books to debut her new graphic novel, California Dreamin’, about the early life of The Mamas & the Papas vocalist Mama Cass.
Polish comics artist Wojciech Stefaniec has drawn numerous books by other writers including Alveum, Szanowny, and Szelki, and has since then produced several books as an auteur, including Ludzie, którzy nie brudzą sobie rąk and NOIR. His latest book is Come Back to Me Again, a phantasmagoric collaboration with writer Bartosz Sztybor, that will soon be available online in English. He joins us courtesy of Europecomics, and will appear at the Europecomics table.
Others among the many international exhibitors at MoCCA include Keren Katz, visiting from Israel will debut her new book published by Secret Acres, Spanish artist Rosario Villajos, who will appear with Fanfare, and Felipe Muhr, who will represent New Chilean Comics.