More Featured Guests Announced for MoCCA Art Festival 2018

Press Release:

The Society of Illustrators is proud to share a list of Featured Guests who will appear at the MoCCA Arts Festival, taking place April 7-8 at Metropolitan West in New York City. These stellar artists join this year’s previously announced Guests of Honor Roz Chast, Liniers, Mike Mignola, and Nate Powell and Andrew Aydin. All of these artists will participate in this year’s schedule of MoCCA programming. We are honored to present some of the most acclaimed comics artists in the world as this year’s Featured Guests:

  • Yvan Alagbé, the groundbreaking French artist and editor whose Yellow Negroes and Other Imaginary Creatures debuts at MoCCA from New York Review Comics. He will appear at MoCCA with both NYRC and with Frémok.
  • Belgian cartoonist and editor Max de Radigues, whose account of his time as a fellow at the Center for Cartoon Studies was part of the Official Selection at the Festival International de la Bande Dessinée in Angoulême in 2012.
  • Zinester-turned-graphic memoirist Nicole J. Georges, whose perceptive observations of self and setting have won over readers of Calling Dr. Laura and Fetch.
  • Dominique Goblet, who challenged assumptions about autobiographical comics with Pretending is Lying (New York Review Comics) and whose work continues to blur boundaries between the self and the other, truth and fiction, and fine art and comics.
  • International indie comics superstar Anna Haifisch, whose The Artist comics are serialized on and whose works have been translated around the world. Her latest book is Von Spatz (Drawn and Quarterly).
  • Jaime Hernandez, who revolutionized independent comics when he and his brothers published Love and Rockets #1, and whose career-long narrative work has earned the lifelong devotion of countless readers. At MoCCA he will debut his first work for younger readers, The Dragon Slayer (TOON Books).
  • Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Ann Telnaes, who has produced a distinguished body of traditional and animated editorial cartoons for The Washington Post and recently debuted her latest book, Trump’s ABC (Fantagraphics).

The MoCCA Arts Festival will take place April 7 from 11:00AM – 7:00PM and April 8 from 11:00AM – 6:00PM at Metropolitan West (636 W. 46th St.) with programming mere steps away at Ink48 (653 11th Ave).

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. Further scheduling information regarding our Guests of Honor’s visits will be available in future announcements. More information about the Fest can be found here.

About the Artists:

Yvan Alagbé was born in Paris and spent three years of his youth in West Africa. He returned to study mathematics and physics at the Université de Paris-Sud, where he met Olivier Marboeuf. Alagbé and Marboeuf founded a contemporary visual arts review called L’oeil carnivore and the magazine Le Chéval sans tête (“The Headless Horse”), which gained a cult following for its publication of innovative graphic art and comics. Labeling these artistic collaborations as “Dissidence Art Work,” Alagbé and Marboeuf soon founded their own publishing house, Amok, drawing from the material serialized in Le Chéval, including the first version of Yellow Negroes and Other Imaginary Creatures. In 2001, Amok partnered with the publishing group Fréon to establish the Franco-Belgian collaboration Frémok, now a major European graphic novels publisher. Alagbé lives in Paris. Alagbé appears at MoCCA with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and New York Review Comics.

Nicole J. Georges is a writer, illustrator, podcaster and professor from Portland, OR, who has been publishing her own zines and comics for 20 years. Two volumes of her zine Invincible Summer have been collected by Tugboat Press and Microcosm Publishing. Her graphic memoir, Calling Dr. Laura, is a Lambda Award Winner. Nicole won the Sunburst Award for Excellence in Arts Education in 2012. She was the 2013 Fellow at the Center for Cartoon Studies, the 2015/16 Donaldson Writer in Residence at the College of William and Mary, and currently teaches at California College for the Art’s MFA in Comics Program. Her latest book is Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home (Mariner/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).

Dominique Goblet was born in 1967 in Brussels, Belgium, and studied illustration at St. Luke’s Institute. Known for her wide range of artistic mediums and eclectic style of visual storytelling, she was an early contributor to the comics publisher Fréon’s anthology Frigorevue. Involved from the start in the creation of the experimental comics publisher Frémok, she published several books with them: Portraits crachés (1997), Souvenir d’une journée parfaite (2002), and Les hommes-loups (2010). At the same time she worked with the Parisian publishing house L’Association and published two books with them: Pretending Is Lying (2007) and Chronographie (2010), a book of double portraits of her and her daughter made once a week for ten years; both received a number of nominations and prizes, including the EESI award at the Angoulème festival and the Prix Töpffer. Most recently she has published Plus si entente (Actes Sud BD/Frémok), a collaboration with the Berlin artist Kai Pfeiffer. Artist, comics author, and professor of comics and illustration, she is also certified as an electrician, plumber, and welder. Goblet appears at MoCCA with the support of the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles.

Anna Haifisch was born in 1986 in Leipzig, Germany. She studied at the Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig (2004-2011) and worked as a screenprinter for Kayrock Screenprinting in Brooklyn. In 2013 she co-founded the comics and graphics festival “The Millionaires Club.” She draws the weekly comic The Artist for Her books in English include Drifter (Perfectly Acceptable Press), The Artist (Breakdown Press), and most recently Von Spatz (Drawn and Quarterly). Anna lives and works in Leipzig. She appears at MoCCA with the support of the Goethe-Institut and Rotopol Press.

Jaime Hernandez was at the forefront of the post-underground/alternative comics revolution when he and his brother Gilbert co-created the Love and Rockets comics series in 1982. Jaime is renowned for creating dramatic – and occasionally comedic – novelistic stories chronicling the travails and joys of Maggie and Hopey, two vivacious, complex Hispanic women growing up within the LA punk scene. Over the last 35 years, readers have watched his growing cast of characters argue, break up, make up, make love, grow older in real time, and have delighted in seeing the comics medium brought to a new level of maturity. Fantagraphics Studio Edition: Jaime Hernandez collects almost 200 pages of raw, un-retouched original Love and Rockets art at the size it was created. At MoCCA he will debut his first work for younger readers, The Dragon Slayer (TOON Books). Hernandez appears at MoCCA with the support of TOON Books and Fantagraphics Books.

Max de Radiguès is a cartoonist and an editor at the Belgian publishing house L’employé du moi. In addition to publishing works by international authors, L’employé du moi publishes, an international hub for online comics. De Radiguès is the author of more than a dozen books and has contributed to countless anthologies in Europe and North America. He spent time as a fellow at the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont; his account in comics from his time at the school, Pendant ce temps à White River Junction, was part of the Official Selection at the Festival International de la Bande Dessinée in Angoulême in 2012. His English-language work Moose was serialized by Oily Comics, and was published in a collected edition by Conundrum Press in 2015. His latest book, Bâtard, was published in 2017 by Casterman. An English-language edition of his book Weegee: Serial Photographer is forthcoming from Conundrum Press. He appears at MoCCA with the support of the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles.

Ann Telnaes creates editorial cartoons in various mediums – animation, visual essays, live sketches, and traditional print – for The Washington Post. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 2001 for her print cartoons and the National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year for 2016. Telnaes’ print work was shown in a solo exhibition at the Great Hall in the Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress in 2004, and her work has been collected in numerous books. Telnaes was recently the President of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC) and is a member of the National Cartoonists Society (NCS). Her most recent book is Trump’s ABC (Fantagraphics).

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).

NYC – Strange Tales Party

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Marvel Comics’ Strange Tales I and II are finally complete and collected! To celebrate this amazing assortment of alternative and independent cartoonists, the CBLDF and THE BEAT are hosting a party for contributors and fans! DON’T MISS OUT on this rare opportunity to meet this wide variety of creators, all in one fun spot!

hosted by CBLDF and THE BEAT

Nick Bertozzi
Kate Beaton
Chris Chua
Jim Campbell
Jacob Chabot
Becky Cloonan
Toby Cypress
Nick Gurewitch
Tim Hamilton
Dean Haspiel
Jillian Tamaki
Paul Horneschemier
Benjamin Marra
Alex Robinson

7-9- pm. Saturday April 9th
The Mad Hatter
360 Third Ave (at 26th St.), New York, NY 10016

Just around the Corner from MoCCA

Copies of STRANGE TALES I and II will be available at the party,
donations benefiting the CBLDF.

Detailed report on MoCCA from The Cool Kids Table

June 12, 2009 by  
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Screw all that noise, cause I’m back with a report on my adventures at MoCCA 2009!

Follow the link

Geekanerd (flickr): MoCCA Festival 2009 Photos

June 8, 2009 by  
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Geekanerd provides a photo set from the MoCCA Art Festival via flickr. Follow the link.

(Thanks to The Beat.)

Zuda Comics: Zuda@MoCCA

June 5, 2009 by  
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Ron Perazza shares Zuda Comics’ plans for the MoCCA Art Festival this weekend.

Anyway, we’ll be there at table 201 along with NIGHT OWLS creators Bobby & Peter Timony, the HIGH MOON team of David Gallaher & Steve Ellis. I think Kevin Colden, creator of I RULE THE NIGHT will be there as well as the one and only Dean Haspiel, creator of STREET CODE, but I don’t have final confirmation for those guys.

Actually there are some other ZUDA guys there but we can’t announce those projects since they haven’t started…yet. Ha!

We’ve got free Zuda Samplers to give away (which you can download here) in addition to the much coveted, adhesive Zuda Competition Calendar (which is sure to be Geocached for future generations). We’ll also be giving away a few copies of BAYOU VOL. 1 (which you can, of course, read online) so stop by early, stop by often!

Source: Zuda Blog

Robot 6: A guide to this year’s MoCCA Festival debuts

June 5, 2009 by  
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Kevin Melrose provides a breakdown of who is debuting what at the MoCCA Art Festival for Robot 6 @ CBR. Follow the link.

MoCCA: Abrams Schedule

June 5, 2009 by  
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Abrams Books (Booth #206) at MoCCA ArtFest

Abrams Books (Booth #206) at MoCCA ArtFest

Available for the first time, signed copies of Brian Fies’ (Mom’s Cancer)new book, WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE WORLD OF TOMORROW?

The Beat: MoCCA Dining, Debuts, Party Poop, and More

June 5, 2009 by  
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Heidi MacDonald has busy been prepping MoCCA Art Fest attendees so here are some links for those planning to attend.

MoCCA: Fantagraphics Schedule

June 3, 2009 by  
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Start yer plannin’! These are all subject to last-minute change; we’ll try to give advance notice of any changes if we can. We’ll have more MoCCA-related announcements in the coming days so stay tuned.



11:00 am – Noon • Paul Hornschemeier

Noon – 2:00 pm • Jason & Michael Kupperman

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm • Paul Karasik & Bob Fingerman

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm • Lilli Carré, Miss Lasko-Gross & Ted Stearn

4:00 – 5:00 pm • Arnold Roth & Al Jaffee

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm • John Kerschbaum & Dash Shaw


3:00 pm – 3:50 pm
 • AH, HUMBUG! Arnold Roth and Al Jaffee in conversation

4:00 pm – 4:50 pm
 • Scandinavian Comics 101, With Steffen P. Maarup, Thomas Thorhauge and Ib Kjeldsmark (From Wonderland with Love)

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
 • Paul Karasik on the Twisted Genius of Fletcher Hanks


11 am – Noon • Steffen P. Maarup, Christoffer Zieler, Ib Kjeldsmark, Allan Haverholm, Thomas Thorhauge, Simon Bukhave and Søren Mosdal (From Wonderland with Love)

Noon – 1:00 pm • Paul Karasik, Sara Edward-Corbett (Mome) & Ted Stearn

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm • Dame Darcy & Dash Shaw

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm • Jason & Michael Kupperman

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm • Bob Fingerman, Paul Hornschemeier & Miss Lasko-Gross


11 am – 11:50 am
 • Kent Worcester and Tom Kaczynski in conversation

Noon – 1:00 pm
 • The Astonishing SVA Roundtable with Dash Shaw

3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
 • Gary Panter and Frank Santoro in conversation


The 8th annual art festival celebrating comics and cartoon art.

Saturday, June 6th and Sunday, JUNE 7th

11:00am – 6:00pm each day

The 69th Regiment Armory

68 Lexington Avenue at Lexington Avenue at 25th Street

New York City
By subway: 6 Train to 28th Street Station

MoCCA: Drawn + Quarterly Schedule

June 2, 2009 by  
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Drawn + Quarterly at MoCCA ArtFest:

Beware and behold! MoCCA ArtFest is no longer at the Puck Building, the festival is now at the 68th Armory on Lexington Ave between 25th and 26th Streets.  We will have all of our spring 2009 books including George Sprott, The Collected Doug Wright, Melvin Monster, Moomin Volume 4, Shortcomings PB, and the new edition of 32 Stories.  On staff from D+Q, will be the comedic dream team of Creative Director Tom Devlin, Publicity Coordinator Jessica Campbell and special US envoy Alison Naturale. Stop by the booth or one of their bits and one of our D+Q specials. And one of our fashionable D+Q totes!


12:00-1:00 PM
D+Q Booth
1:00-3:00 PM
Gabrielle Bell & Ron Rege Jr
D+Q Booth
3:00-5:00 PM
Adrian Tomine & Seth
D+Q Booth

12:00-1:00 PM Seth D+Q Booth

1:00-3:00 PM

Gabrielle Bell & Ron Rege Jr D+Q Booth
2:30-3:30 PM
Adrian Tomine & Seth Slide Shows
MoCCA Panel Hall

 3:30-5:30 PM               Adrian Tomine & Seth                                  D+Q Booth

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