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  • MoCCA Fest 2012 Programming Schedule

    Press Release:

    MoCCA Fest Programming!
    We’re pleased to announce final times, guests, and agendas for our panels and programs at MoCCA Fest this year. We have two buzzing floors of activity, that include downstairs panel discussions as well as our main exhibitor floor upstairs. Whether you’re perusing the show floor for your favorite finds, catching up on the latest with Gary Panter, or learning to make your very own accordion book, there’s something for everyone.

    -And Families!
    Don’t forget about our Kids Programming on Sunday morning; four devoted programs in a row, designed to be entertaining and fun for the whole family.
    -Sunday April 29th, Kids Programs start at 9:30am. Families arriving to the Fest at 9:30am get a special price; $5 for children 6-12 (under 6 free, over 12 normal) with a paying adult.


    Look below for a complete run of MoCCA Fest programming. Also, be sure to check out moccafest.org for news!

    ROOM A

    11:15 Kids Comics Sarah Couri (NYPL), Jorge Aguirre, P. Craig Russell, Matt Forsythe,
    Colleen AF Venable
    You know that old cliche about comics not being just for kids anymore? Well, thankfully some of them still are. The New York Public Library’s Sarah Couri talks to cartoonists who have ventured into world of kids comics and books.

    12:15 A History of Comics Censorship
    Alex Cox (CBLDF)
    The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Alex Cox takes you on guided tour of censorship in comics, from Frederic Wertham to Friendly Franks.

    1:15 The State of Small Publishing
    Heidi MacDonald (The Comics Beat), Box Brown, Craig Yoe, Barry Matthews
    What’s it like running a small publishing company in 2012? The Beat’s Heidi MacDonald talks to an array of publishers about the state of print.

    2:15 Klein Award
    Gary P anter, Bill Kartalopoulos
    Gary Panter receives the 2012 Klein Award.

    3:15 A Nordic Roundtable
    Fredrik Strömberg (SE), Peter Madsen (DK), Kaisa Leka (FI), Bendik Kaltenborn (NO) and Mattias Elftorp (SE)
    The comics culture of northern Europe is brimming with energy, talent and innovation, among other things visible in the new anthology Kolor Klimax from Fantagraphics. Come and meet some of the Nordic artists present at MoCCA.

    4:15 Harvey Pekar’s Final Projects
    Jeff Newelt, Joy ce Brabner, Joseph Remnant , Rick Parker , Sean Pryor, Dean Haspiel, JD Waldman
    Celebrating the life and work of comics pioneer Harvey Pekar with his widow, and writer in her own right, Joyce Brabner, joins a group of his artist collaborators.

    5:15 Carousel
    R. Sikoryak with Michael Kupperman, Domitille Collardey, Shannon Wheeler, Leslie Stein, and Lauren Weinstein. With voices by Julie Klausner, Dave Hill, Scott Adsit.
    Live comics brought to life by cartoonists and a team of talented voice actors.

    ROOM A

    11:15 Graphic Novels for Young Adults
    Betsy Bird (NYPL), Raina Telgemeier, Kevin Pyle, MK Reed, Derek Kirk Kim
    The New York Public Library’s Betsy Bird talks to some of the brightest talents in one of comics’ fastest growing demographics.

    12:15 To Run a Comic Stop
    Alex Cox (Rocket Ship), Tucker Stone (Bergen Street Comics), Thor Parker (Midtown Comics), Gabe Fowler (Desert Island)
    Representatives from some of the area’s top comic stores discuss the trials and tribulations of running your own shop.

    1:15 Digital Distribution and the Future of Comics
    David Steinberger (Comixology), Evan Dahm, Leigh Walton, Brian Heater
    A frank discussion about sequential art’s move into the digital age.

    2:15 Memoir
    Calvin Reid, Derf, Peter Kuper, Jennifer Hayden, Mike Dawson
    Maker s of autobio comics discuss filter their lives through sequential art.

    3:15 Daniel Johnston in Conversation
    Daniel Johnston, Brian Heater
    Join the idiosyncratic singer-songwriter for a discussion about his art, including his debut graphic novel, Space Ducks.

    4:15 An Interview with Gary Hallgren
    Gary Hallgren, Danny Fingeroth
    Gary Hallgen, interviewed by Danny Fingeroth, discusses his career from his days as one of the creators of the notorious Air Pirates, through his illustration work for a zillion publications, from the NY Times and MAD through You: The Owners Manual.

    5:15 Animation from Augenblick Studios and Ugly Americans
    Aaron Augenblick, Devin Clark, R. Sikoryak
    Aaron Augenblick (founder of Augenblick St udios), Devin Clark (creator of “Ugly Americans”), and more show animated clips and shorts from their television, film, and independent projects.

    ROOM B

    12:15 With Nicolas Mahler and Tom Gauld
    Nicolas Mahler, Tom Gauld, Brian Heater
    Brian Heater interviews two artists; Tom Gauld of Scotland, and Nicolas Mahler of Austria.

    1:15 Checklist for a New Comic: A Guide to Getting Started
    Jess Abel, Matt Madden
    In this brief seminar, Jessica Abel and Matt Madden will walk you through the many considerations you should keep in mind when you embark on a new comic of any kind. Abel and Madden will help you strategize and come up with a working plan for your next project, and will cover: creative block and coming up with ideas; choosing a format and platform that makes sense; setting goals and scheduling your time so that you can reach them; finding an audience and looking for collaborators and/or publishers. So bring some paper and be ready to take notes on your next big (or small) project!

    3:15 Hans Rickheit in Conversation
    Hans Rickheit, Brian Heater
    Brian Heater takes on Hans Rickheit–musician, performance artist, cartoonist.

    4:15 Big City Dare2Draw
    Hosted by TJ Glenn & Charles D Chenet
    Featuring dynamic figure drawing, with action poses, using props and, then, the signature “Quick Draw” Contests, with all art done on Blue Line Pro boards, for charity. Prizes provided by our sponsors. Dare2Draw is a non-profit, platform organization for artists, providing mentoring, networking and resources for artistic development, while encouraging goo d health and business practices for cartoonists and providing the opportunity to connect with each other, face-to-face.

    ROOM B

    9:30 Kids Program: Comics Are Awesome!
    John Green (Teen Boat!)
    Learn how an idea in your head becomes a comic on a page. John Green and Colleen AF Venable will take you on a collaborative journey through the process of creating characters and stories for comics.

    10:15 Kids Workshop: From Concept to Comic
    John Green (Teen Boat!, Phineas and Ferb), Colleen AF Venable (Guinea Pig Pet Shop Private Eye, First Second Books)
    Kids Program continues!

    11:15 Workshop: Drawing with Rick Parker
    Rick Parker (Beavis & Butthead, and Papercutz)
    Join cartoonist Rick Parker for an insightful, funny and hands-on workshop in cartooning! This workshop is great for cartoonists of all ages.

    12:30 CCS Presents: The Expanding Comic Workshop
    Robyn Chapman (Center for Cartoon Studies)
    If you think that a comic book is just a bunch of pages between two covers, think again!  There is a wide variety of book making techniques that allow you to fold, flip, and turn your comics in unusual ways. Jon Chad, author of Leo Geo and His Miraculous Journey Through the Center of the Earth, will team up with comics educator Robyn Chapman to introduce three unique book forms. Then the workshop participants will construct and illustrate their own expanding comic books!

    2:00 A Discussion with Josh Neufeld and Shannon Wheeler
    Josh Neufeld (A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge), Shannon Wheeler (Oil and Water, Too Much Coffee Man)
    These two creators interview one another about their work in comics, especially as it relates to their approaches documenting tragedy on the Gulf Coast.

    4:00 Coming to America
    Emma Hayley (Publishing Director, SelfMadeHero)
    Reporting on the flourishing UK and European comics scenes and the launch of a new graphic novel imprint in the US.

    4:45 Euro comics: Kiki de Montparnasse and the French Comics Scene
    Doug Wallace, Jose-Louis Bocquet
    Jose-Louis Bocquet (Senior Editor, Dupuis – France / Author, Kiki de Monparnasse) and Doug Wallace (Marketing Director, SelfMadeHero)
    discuss the European comics scene and Catel & Jose-Louis Bocquet’s first US graphic novel Kiki de Montparnasse.

    NYC – Harvey Pekar’s Cleveland Signing

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    Joyce Brabner, Dean Haspiel, Jeff Newelt and Joseph Remnant sign at The Strand on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 7:00 pm.

    “Comics are just words and pictures. You can do anything with words and pictures,” said American Splendor’s Harvey Pekar, pioneer of autobiographical comics who passed away on July 12, 2010. Celebrating the publication of the graphic novel Harvey Pekar’s Cleveland, his widow and collaborator, Joyce Brabner joins two of his artists Joseph Remnant (Harvey Pekar’s CLEVELAND) and Dean Haspiel (The Quitter) in a panel moderated by Jeff Newelt (editor, Harvey Pekar’s CLEVELAND).

    Joyce Brabner is a writer of comics who frequently collaborated with her late husband, Harvey Pekar, on his American Splendor stories. Pekar and Brabner worked with artist Frank Stack on the Harvey Award-winning graphic novel, Our Cancer Year. Brabner was portrayed by actress Hope Davis in the film adaptation of American Splendor (2003), and also appeared as herself.

    Dean Haspiel is the creator of the Eisner Award-nominated comic, Billy Dogma, and founder of online literary arts journal Trip City. He is best known for his graphic novel collaborations with Harvey Pekar on The Quitter, and with Jonathan Ames on The Alcoholic and the HBO series Bored to Death, for which he won an Emmy for Main Title Design.

    Jeff Newelt, aka JahFurry, is the editor of the graphic novel Harvey Pekar’s Cleveland as well as the Pekar Project webcomics series. He is comics editor of SMITH, Heeb and Royal Flush magazines.

    Joseph Remnant is a Los Angeles-based artist, who previously illustrated Harvey Pekar stories for SMITH magazine’s Pekar Project. He recently self-published the first issue of his own comic titled Blindspot.

    Buy Cleveland or a $10 Strand gift card in order to attend this event. Both options admit one person. The event will be located in the Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.

    Additional copies of the book (and previous books by the author, when applicable) will be available for purchase at the event.

    The Strand 
    828 Broadway (at 12th St.), New York, NY 10003-4805

    NYC – Live Comix Block

    September 9, 2011 by  
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    Cartoonists/authors, Michael Kupperman and Ben Katchor, will be reading/signing their respective graphic novels, MARK TWAIN’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY 1910 – 2010, and THE CARDBOARD VALISE, during a Live Comix Block, MC’d by Jeff Newelt, at Book Court on Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 from 7:30-9:30PM.

    Book Court
    163 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

    NYC – Fourth Anniversary Spectacular

    Jeff Newelt, Seth Kushner and Mike Geszel apear at Comic Book Club, A Live Pop Culture Talk Show
    w/Pete LePage, Justin Tyler, and Alex Zalben

    With Prizes, Free Food, and Drinks!

    NOTE: This is out LAST SHOW EVER at the current PIT location! After that, we’ll be taking a short break while the theater moves, and then will come back with ALL NEW shows in 2011!

    Tuesday, December 14th @ 8:00pm
    @ The Peoples Improv Theater
    154 West 29th Street, 2nd Fl.
    [Between 6th and 7th Aves.]

    Special Guests:

    Jeff Newelt aka JahFurry (comics editor SMITH, Heeb, Royal Flush; editor Pekar Project – Mike Geszel (SoulCraft Comics) writer, TRIBES: The Dog Years

    Seth Kushner, creator of CulturePOP photocomix, photographer, and editor


    You could win a $25 Gift card to Midtown Comics!



    Tickets: $5
    Online: ThePIT-NYC.com
    Phone: 1-800-838-3006
    Questions? 212-563-7488

    The show is sponsored in part by Midtown Comics

    Check out our podcast

    Want to watch the show live, but can’t make it in NYC? Check out our livestream of the show…

    NYC – Comic Book Club

    December 11, 2009 by  
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    Tuesday, December 15th, 2009
    Start Time: 8:00PM    End Time: 9:00PM 

    Comic Book Club is a live, weekly talk show about comic books! This week, we welcome Dean Haspiel (Act-i-Vate) and Jeff Newelt (Smith Mag)!

    The Peoples Improv Theater, 154 West 29th Street, New York, NY 10001

    More Info: http://popcultureshock.com/comicbookclub