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
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.
The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art – MoCCA – is pleased to announce that general registration for tables are now available for exhibitors for MoCCA Fest 2012!
Please note that the next Festival will take place over Saturday April 28 and Sunday April 29, 2012, with exhibitor registration taking place on the afternoon of Friday April 27. This is slightly different than our tentative dates of April 14-15, so adjust your calendars accordingly!
Last year we celebrated the Tenth Anniversary of MoCCA, and in 2012 we will celebrate the 10th year of the Festival. This will prove to be a special MoCCA Fest for everyone following our most successful year, where as many of you know, we sold completely to capacity. The annual two-day Festival continues to attract thousands of comic art lovers and creators from around the globe to celebrate one of the world?s most popular art forms in the heart of New York City.
Since 2002 MoCCA Fest has offered a unique venue to experience comics, minicomics, web-comics, graphic novels, animation, posters, prints, original artwork, and more. Each year, the Festival invites dozens of established and emerging creators, scholars, and other experts to participate in two days of lectures and discussion panels on a variety of comics and cartoon topics. Past exhibitors have included Abrams ComicArts, ACT-I-VATE, Ad House, Candle Light Press, Center for Cartoon Studies, Comics Bakery, Drawn & Quarterly, Evil Twin Comics, Fantagraphics, First Second Books, Joe Kubert School, NBM Press, New York University, the Norwegian Consulate, Paperkutz, Parsons School of Design, Pantheon, School for Visual Arts, TopatoCo, Top Shelf, Tug Boat Press, and many, many more.
Now through October 15th, 2011, exhibitor table prices are as follows:
Full Table, MoCCA Member
Full Table, General
Half Table, MoCCA Member
Half Table, General
Student, Full Table
Student, Half Table
(students must submit valid student ID with application)
Reserve your space now! We will accept registrations on a first-come, first-serve basis, after which we will hold a waiting list. All prices will rise after October 15th; a Full Table without Membership will be $430 until December 31st, expect all prices will rise in kind.
MoCCA Fest 2012 will again take place at the historic 69th Regiment Armory at 68 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY. Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis beginning Monday August 7th by fax (212-254-3590), mail and in person only. Registration forms are available on the MoCCA website.
Should you have any additional questions, please direct them to Emma Rivera at email@example.com, or call the office at 212-254-3511.