NYC – MAD Fold-In Collection Release Party

Al Jaffee, Sam Viviano, Arie Kaplan, Arnold Roth, Danny Fingeroth speak at MoCCA on Thursday, February 23rd from 7-9pm!

Admission $7 (cheap!), and FREE (even cheaper!) for MoCCA Members

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Press Release:

The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art – MoCCA – is proud to present a special MoCCA Thursday honoring Al Jaffee and the release of his recent 4-volume set of THE MAD FOLD-IN COLLECTION from Chronicle Books, featuring all of Jaffee’s fold-ins from 1964-2010!

Joining Jaffee himself on a panel to talk about the origins and development of this unique artform will be MAD Art Director SAM VIVIANO, who has been personally involved with many of Al’s Fold-Ins; MAD writers ARIE KAPLAN and MAD artist ARNOLD ROTH, moderator DANNY FINGEROTH, as well as some super-special surprise guests!

The MAD Fold-In Collection will be on sale at the event, courtesy of publisher Chronicle Books, including a few rare sets of The MAD Fold-In Collection: Gift Pack, featuring a special limited edition bookplate signed by Al Jaffee, retailing for the same price as the regular version of the Collection.

About THE MAD FOLD-IN COLLECTION GIFT PACK:

Al Jaffee’s fold-ins, on the inside back cover of virtually every issue of MAD Magazine since 1964, have become an icon of American humor. Generations have grown up with Jaffee’s inspired skewerings of our foibles and cultural conundrums. Issue after issue, each Fold-in requires the reader to simply fold the page so that arrow A meets arrow B to reveal the hidden gag image, a simple idea that masks both undeniable artistic ingenuity and comic timing. In this deluxe four-volume set, each of the 410 fold-ins is reproduced at its original size, with a digital representation of the corresponding “folded” image on the following page (so collectors won’t have to “fold” their book to get the jokes). Featuring insightful essays by such luminaries as Pixar’s Pete Docter and humorist Jules Feiffer, The MAD Fold-In Collection i s the definitive gift for the millions of fans who’ve grown up with MAD for nearly 60 years.
ABOUT THE PANELISTS:

AL JAFFEE is the creator of some of MAD’s most popular features, most notably the Fold-In and “Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions.” His work first appeared in the magazine in 1955, and he has since won a Reuben Award, a National Cartoonists Society Advertising and Illustration Award, and a Humor Comic Book Award. A biography, Al Jaffee’s Mad Life, was published in 2010. Written by Mary-Lou Weisman, it includes more than 70 new illustrations by Al. Despite repeated requests, Jaffee refuses to retire, and is frighteningly active, including still doing the Fold-Ins for MAD.

SAM VIVIANO began illustrating for MAD in 1980. Over the following two decades, he became one of the “Usual Gang of Idiots,” doing everything from movie parodies and comic strip rip-offs to digitally-created cover illustrations. In a desperate attempt to get his artwork out of the pages of the magazine, in 1998 the editors suggested that Viviano get a Real Job. He is currently Art Director of MAD.

ARIE KAPLAN is a MAD Magazine writer, and author of From Krakow to Krypton: Jews and Comic Books, for which he interviewed Al Jaffee, among many others. As a comic book writer, Arie has written for DC Comics, Archie Comics, Bongo Comics, IDW Publishing, and Papercutz. He has written video games, including one based on the hit TV series, House. His website is www.ariekaplan.com.

ARNOLD ROTH has done cover art for albums by Dave Brubeck, Louis Prima, and Pete Seeger. Arnold’s work has appeared in and on TV Guide, Sports Illustrated, Esquire, and The New Yorker. Arnold was introduced to Kurtzman’s MAD by Brubeck’s Paul Desmond and was part of Kurtzman’s Trump, Humbug and Help. He was a regular contributor to the National Lampoon, and, for twenty years, to Punch. His books include Arnold Roth: Free Lance; Poor Arnold’s Almanac, and The Collected Humbug (all from Fantagraphics Books).

DANNY FINGEROTH is MoCCA’s Sr. VP for Education. He was a longtime editor and writer for Marvel Comics. He’s written books about comics including Superman on the Couch, and is the co-editor (with Roy Thomas) of the recent The Stan Lee Universe, which features, among many other nifty items, an interview with Jaffee, and correspondence from Stan Lee about Al. Danny’s educational course at MoCCA, “How to Write Comics and Graphic Novels,” starts February 28th. You can contact him at: danny@dannyfingeroth.com.

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Photo: Librado Romero/The New York Times

NYC – An Evening with Archie

January 15, 2010 by  
Filed under Comic Books, New York, Signing and Appearance Profiles

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Victor Gorelick and Arie Kaplan speak on January 21st at MoCCA

The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art – MoCCA is pleased to present an evening of Archie Comics with Archie Co-President/Editor-in-Chief Victor Gorelick and Archie writer Arie Kaplan!

Thursday January 21st, 7 PM
Admission: $5 | Free for MoCCA Members

Victor Gorelick (born in Brooklyn) is an American comic book editor and executive. Currently the Editor-in-Chief and Co-President of Archie Comics, the oldest humor comics company in the United States, he has worked for the company for over fifty years in a wide variety of roles.

Victor Gorelick joined Archie Comics as an art assistant, and has served as production coordinator, art director and now as Archie Comic’s Editor-in-Chief and Co-President. Mr. Gorelick has unique knowledge of every facet of the editorial process required to create and publish successful comics. He has done it all from writing to coloring, and everything in between. He has highly regarded artistic skills and an eye for meticulous detail. He also has a well honed sense of the wholesome content of Archie Comics that has been the basis for the bond of trust built with readers by Archie Comics down through the years. He has worked closely with numerous companies designing various custom comic books. For example, he has overseen collaborations between Archie Comics and Kraft General Foods, Radio Shack and even the F.B.I.! He is a moving force on the Comic Magazine Association of America’s Code Authority Guidelines Committee, a  member of the Board of Advisors of the Joe Kubert School where many of today’s comic artists first learned their craft, and he has taught
cartooning as an instructor at the Kingsborough Community College in New York City.

Arie Kaplan is a comedian, MAD Magazine writer, and author of the book From Krakow to Krypton: Jews and Comic Books (JPS). He also wrote the comic book miniseries Speed Racer: Chronicles of the Racer (IDW Publishing), and he’s written for MTV, Cartoon Network, and PBS Kids. Other comic book credits include the DC title Cartoon Network Action Pack, the Bongo Comics anthology Simpsons Winter Wingding, the Archie Comics title Archie & Friends, and the Papercutz series Tales From the Crypt. Arie will discuss his work as a comic book writer, nonfiction author, and animation scribe.

Arie Kaplan will be signing copies of his award-winning book From Krakow to Krypton: Jews and Comic Books after the talk.

MoCCA Thursdays are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

On view at MoCCA THE ART OF ARCHIE COMICS

now through Februrary 28, 2009

SPIDER-MAN #50, volume 2 by John Romita, Jr., Scott Hanna and J. Michael Straczynski

now through Februrary 28, 2009

Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, 594 Broadway, Suite 401, New York, NY 10012

www.moccany.org

212-254-3511

MoCCA Providing Children’s Programming for Big Apple Comic Con

October 15, 2009 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, New York

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Wizard Entertainment is proud to announce that the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) will be providing children’s programming at the Big Apple Comic Con!

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On Sunday, Oct 18, MoCCA will host two one hour seminars for children age 8-13 to entertain and to educate the next generation of comic fans about the wonders of the comic medium. Children and their parents are encouraged to attend together to share a unique experience, only at the Big Apple Comic Con!

Additionally, MoCCA will also be joining the impressive line up of exhibitors at the show all weekend long!

On Friday Boilerplate authors/artists Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett will be signing their book at the MoCCA booth.

On Saturday night at our After Party Big Apple Comic Con is holding a Silent Charity Auction. The Auction will benefit various charities, including Snowball Express, MoCCA and many others. Click HERE for additional Silent Auction rules and details.

On Sunday, have Alex Simmons and Arie Kaplan from Archie Comics will be signing at the MoCCA booth.

Here are just a few of the items that will be up for auction on Saturday Night:

Alex Meraz Signed Quad 8×10 Photo
Alex Meraz Signed 8×10 Headshot
Ray Park Signed Darth Maul 8×10 Photo
Ray Park Signed Snake Eyes 8×10 Art
Ray Park Signed Snake Eyes 8×10 Photo
Ray Park Signed Darth Maul 8×10 Headshot
Ray Park Signed GI Joe Movie Poster
Ray Park Signed GI Joe Video Game Poster
Doug Jones Signed Abe Sapien 8×10 Photo
Michelle Rodriguez Signed Chicago Comic Con Exclusive Photo #55/75
Rhona Mitra Signed Chicago Comic Con Exclusive Photo #1/75
Cameron Bright Singed Chicago Comic Con Exclusive Photo #1/200
Cameron Bright/Christopher Heyerdahl/Alex Meraz Signed 11×17 Poster
The Amazing Spider-Man #583 (Obama Cover) – 3rd Printing Variant – CGC 9.8

For more Big Apple Comic Con guest and programming updates become a fan of BIG APPLE COMIC CON on facebook.com!

Big Apple Comic Con returns October 16-18, 2009 at Pier 94 in New York City.

Source: Wizard World

Disclosure: Big Apple Comic Con is a current Convention Scene advertiser.