MoCCA Arts Festival Announces 2018 Programming

Press Release:

The Society of Illustrators is proud to announce a robust and distinguished programming schedule for the 2018 MoCCA Arts Festival, taking place April 7-8. This year’s programming will take place at the beautiful Ink48 Hotel (653 11th Avenue at 48th street), steps away from our primary venue, Metropolitan West at 639 West 46th Street.

Organized by Best American Comics Series Editor Bill Kartalopoulos, this year’s programming includes spotlight sessions with all of this year’s MoCCA Guests of Honor: New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast, Argentine cartoonist LiniersMARCH co-creators Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell, and Hellboy comics artist Mike Mignola.

Featured guest Jaime Hernandez will also take the stage in a spotlight session, alongside a pair of focused conversations among our distinguished international guests. Max de Radiguès and Anna Haifisch will discuss the international comics scene, and Yvan Alagbé and Dominique Goblet will trace points of connection in their recent work.

Focused panel discussions will address topics including a conversation about comics, community and career hosted by Nicole J. Georges with Jennifer Camper, Kat Fajardo,and Ariel Schrag, as well as a discussion of political cartooning and current events hosted by Marymount Manhattan College professor Kent Worcester with artists Steve Brodner, Mr. Fish, Ann Telnaes, and Eli Valley. Other panels will feature luminaries including Patrick McDonnell, Françoise Mouly, Gary Panter, Mark Siegel, Lauren Weinstein and more.

A programming schedule can be found online for Saturday, April 7 and Sunday, April 8, or may be downloaded here. Each programming event will last one hour, with a half hour break between programming events. Admission to programming is included with MoCCA Arts Festival admission. All seating is available on a first come-first served basis. 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. More information about the Fest can be found here.

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).

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 vice.com 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 vice.com. 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 grandpapier.org, 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).

MoCCA Arts Festival 2018 Now Accepting Applications To Table

Table applications are now open for the 2018 MoCCA Arts Festival! Exhibitors are restricted to comic and cartoon artists and their representatives. This includes: Artists of creator-owned comics, publishers, and writers, selling only comic/cartoon art, comics and graphic novels. Exhibitors must display published material (self-published accepted) to be eligible.

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 Fest will take place on April 7th and 8th, 2018. Applications to table at the Fest are now open through December 31st. Click here to apply!

MoCCA Arts Festival 2017 Programming Announced

Press Release:

Programming for the MoCCA Arts Festival 2017 will take place at the beautiful Ink48 Hotel (653 11th Avenue at 48th street), steps away from our primary venue, Metropolitan West at 639 West 46th Street. Organized by Best American Comics Series Editor Bill Kartalopoulos, this year’s programming will feature spotlight sessions from distinguished creators and historians. A full schedule of events will be released in the coming months.

To view past MoCCA Arts Festival lectures please visit our youtube channel, which includes videos from past speakers Rebecca Sugar, Cece Bell, Fiona Staple, Robert Williams, Alison Bechdel, Bill Griffith, Jillian Tamaki, and many more!

For directions please visit our Directions and Ticketing page.

SATURDAY, APRIL 1 PROGRAMMING

12:30PM / Garamond Room
Reading Without Walls: Diversity in Comics
Gene Luen Yang is the National Book Award-nominated author of graphic novels including American Born Chinese and Boxers and Saints. When he was named the fifth National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, he chose as his theme “Reading Without Walls” to promote diversity in reading. Gene will be joined by a panel including Damian Duffy (Kindred, Black Comix), Hazel Newlevant (Chainmail Bikini), and Whit Taylor (The Nib) in a conversation about issues of diversity in comics. Moderated by Jonathan W. Gray (John Jay College- CUNY).

12:30PM / Helvetica Room
Drew Friedman: Heroes of the Comics
In Heroes of the Comics and his new follow-up volume More Heroes of the Comics, illustrator and cartoonist Drew Friedman has produced a series of affectionate, beautifully rendered portraits of important figures from the history of American comic books, accompanied by short informative biographies. Friedman will discuss selected figures from his two books with Fantagraphics publisher Gary Groth, special guest Al Jaffee, who is featured in the first volumeand Karen Green, ‎Curator for Comics and Cartoons at Columbia University’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library, who provides the second volume’s introduction.

BREAK

2:00PM / Garamond Room
Blutch in Conversation with David Mazzucchelli
Internationally renowned artist Blutch joins us from France to celebrate the publication of his graphic novel Peplum in an English-language edition by New York Review Comics. His work marries the lush grace of an informed observational artist with a playful and sophisticated approach to form that marks him as a devoted maker of comics. In this special event, he will appear in conversation with his friend and colleague David Mazzucchelli (City of Glass, Asterios Polyp) for a conversation moderated by Bill Kartalopoulos.

2:00PM / Helvetica Room
Covering Trump: Steve Brodner Edel Rodriguez in Conversation
Illustrators Steve Brodner and Edel Rodriguez have produced some of the most striking and memorable artwork of this past year’s U.S. Presidential election. Brodner’s work has appeared widely in multiple venues, including the covers of the Village Voice and The Nation. Rodriguez’s “Meltdown” and “Total Meltdown” covers for Time captured key moments in the Presidential campaign, and his stark covers for Germany’s Der Spiegel have been among the most widely seen political images since the election. Legendary art director Steven Heller will speak with these two artists about their careers, their election coverage, and the function of art in politically fraught times.

BREAK

3:30PM / 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. Zsigmond’s work with more than a dozen of these artists is currently the subject of the exhibit Fit to Print, hanging at the Society of Illustrators and The New York Times Building. At MoCCA, 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 Times.

3:30PM / Helvetica Room
Cliff Chiang Q+A
Comics artist and illustrator Cliff Chiang made his mark working on numerous titles published by DC Comics, including Human Target and Beware the Creeper. He achieved greater prominence with the serial Doctor 13: Architecture and Morality and a long run on Wonder Woman, both written by Brian Azzarello. He currently draws Paper Girls, written by Brian K. Vaughan and published by Image Comics. He will discuss his work and his career with writer and former President and Publisher of DC Comics Paul Levitz.

SUNDAY, APRIL 2 PROGRAMMING

12:30PM / Garamond Room
David Lloyd in the Spotlight
British comics artist David Lloyd began his career working for Marvel’s UK division and then gained international fame with his collaboration with Alan Moore, V for Vendetta. A perennial classic of ultimately hopeful dystopian fiction in the comics form, V for Vendetta has not only spawned a successful film adaptation but continues to provide resonant iconography for protest movements including the Anonymous collective. Beyond V, Lloyd’s body of work includes the graphic novel Kickback and the online comics project Aces High. Lloyd will discuss his work and his career with comics scholar Kent Worcester in this rare conversation.

12:30PM / Helvetica Room
Teaching Comics Internationally
For much of their history, comics have been a self-taught discipline. Now students are learning how to make comics in a variety of academic environments, from dedicated schools to majors to minors to electives. This panel will bring together a group of international comics educators to discuss the programs they teach in and the different ways in which they approach teaching comics. Bill Kartalopoulos will lead a conversation with Jessica Abel (Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, US), Guillaume Dégé (Haute école des arts du Rhin, France), Ben Katchor (Parsons The New School for Design, US), and Merav Solomon (Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Israel).

BREAK

2:00PM / Garamond Room
Rutu Modan and David Polonsky in Conversation
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 best known in North America for her graphic novels Exit Wounds and The Property and for her short story collection Jamilti. Polonsky is best known in North America as the art director for the animated film Waltz With Bashir, directed by Ari Folman. He is also the illustrator of the graphic novel based upon the film. Modan and Polonsky will discuss their work with comics scholar and writer Tahneer Oksman (How Come Boys Get to Keep Their Noses?).

2:00PM / Helvetica Room
RESIST!
In the weeks between the 2016 Presidential election and the 2017 inauguration, Françoise Mouly and Nadja Spiegelman edited RESIST!, a newsprint anthology of comics and cartoons, mostly by women. 58,000 copies of the newspaper were distributed for free by a grassroots network of volunteers during the Women’s Marches in Washington and across the country. RESIST! used online networks to solicit contributions and in the process became a new kind of hybrid platform: both an ongoing online forum for urgent expression by diverse voices and a print publication that has its roots in the Sixties underground press. In this special session, Mouly and Spiegelman will discuss the development — and the future — of RESIST! 

BREAK

3:30PM / Garamond Room
Anthologies as Art: Kramers Ergot and Lagon
The great anthologies of comics history — Zap, Weirdo, RAW, and others — have both made an assertion of comics’ aesthetic ambition at a certain time and place while functioning as a personal expression by each series’ editors. Sammy Harkham is the editor of Kramers Ergot, the anthology which, since 2003, has generated excitement with each volume as a strong statement about contemporary art comics in North America. Alexis Beauclair is the co-editor of Lagon, which debuted in 2014 as a risographed encapsulation of French avant-garde comics, and has metamorphosed with each volume leading to the latest, Gouffre. They will discuss their work as artists and editors with Bill Kartalopoulos.

3:30PM / Helvetica Room
Becky Cloonan Q+A
A graduate of SVA, artist and writer Becky Cloonan first made her mark with her collaborations with Brian Wood, Channel Zero: Jennie One and Demo. Her first graphic novel, East Coast Rising, was published in 2006. Her self-published works include Wolves, Demeter and The Mire, which earned her an Eisner Award for Best Single Issue. In 2012 she became the first woman to draw a main Batman title. Following Batman, she did the art for The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys and later created Gotham Academy for DC Comics. She is currently writing the sci-fi horror Southern Cross for Image Comics, and The Punisher for Marvel. She will discuss her career and her work with SVA MFA in Visual Narrative Chair and illustrator Nathan Fox.

MoCCA Arts Festival Kicks Off with Opening Reception for Fit to Print

Artists
Baptiste Alchourroun

Alexis Beauclair
Fanny Blanc
Guillaume Chauchat
Quentin Duckit
Juliette Etrivert
Marion Fayolle
Caroline Gamon
Lucie Larousse
Antoine Maillard
Bénédicte Muller
Mayumi Otero
Margaux Othats
Eugène Riousse
Marine Rivoal
Simon Roussin
Raphael Urwiller

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 TimesLearn more…

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MoCCA ArtFest Announces International Guests

March 16, 2017 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, New York

Press Release:

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.

Tables Open for MoCCA ArtFest 2012

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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

$375

Full Table, General

$415

Half Table, MoCCA Member

$215

Half Table, General

$255

Student, Full Table

$310

Student, Half Table

$190

(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  exhibitors@moccany.org, or call the office at 212-254-3511.