The Society of Illustrators is honored to have cartoonist and illustrator Becky Cloonan as this year’s artist for the fifteenth annual MoCCA Arts Festival.
This beautiful image will appear on signage and merchandise at the MoCCA Arts Festival, to be held on April 1st and 2nd, 2017 at the spacious and modern Metropolitan West located at 639 West 46th Street in Manhattan.
At only 36, New York’s School of Visual Arts alum Becky Cloonan has already paved the way for women in comics. Her breakout hit Demo (2004), a collaboration with Brian Wood, received numerous accolades and recognitions. Her first solo project, East Coast Rising, released by Tokyopop in 2006, earned her a third Eisner nomination for Best New Series. 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 cover art and stories for Gotham Academy for DC Comics. Currently she writes The Punisher for Marvel Comics.
About the Society of Illustrators
Founded in 1901, the Society of Illustrators and its Museum of Illustration together comprise the oldest nonprofit organization dedicated to the art of illustration in America. 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 MoCCA Arts Festival will take place April 1 – 2nd from 11:00AM – 6:00PM at Metropolitan West located on West 46th Street between 10th and 11th Avenue. Programming featuring panels by top artists and speakers focusing on current issues and trends will take place at Ink48 (653 11th Ave), a boutique hotel located on the corner of 10th Avenue and West 48th Street.
Writer Brian Wood appears at Yesteryear Comics on Saturday December 28, 2016 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Brian has written titles like DMZ, Northlanders, Star Wars, X-Men, and his new creator owned book Briggs Land for Dark Horse Comics.
9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Suite D2, San Diego, CA 92123
Writer/artist Becky Cloonan (Gotham Academy, Southern Cross) appears at Gosh! Comics on Monday, April 25, 2016 at 6:00 PM!
Becky Cloonan has a prolific career as a writer and artist, including her self-published short stories The Mire, Demeter, and Wolves, collected (now o/p but soon to be re-collected) as By Chance or Providence. She earned the distinction of becoming the first woman to draw Batman on the main title since the series debuted in 1939, and has also worked as artist on series such as Conan, Harley Quinn, Northlanders, Buffy, American Virgin, The Fabulous Lives of the Killjoys, American Virgin, and Demo!
1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
Writer Brian Wood (The Massive, Star Wars, DMZ) appears at Friendly Neighborhood Comics on Saturday, April 11, 2015 from noon till 3:00 pm to sign the first issue of REBELS!
Friendly Neighborhood Comics
191 Mechanic Street (Route 140), Bellingham, MA 02019
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Writer Gerard Way (Umbrella Academy, My Chemical Romance) and artist Becky Cloonan (Demo, Conan The Barbarian) sign at Secret Headquarters this Saturday, June 15th from 7 to 9pm. Come by to have a drink, snag a copy of the new book, and meet Gerard and Becky!
3817 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
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Becky Cloonan appears at Double Midnight Comics on Saturday, June 22nd, from noon till 2:00 pm to sign her new books “The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys” (written by Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance) and her creator owned book “Demeter”!
There will be a special sale from 11 to 2 and a raffle for a selection of Becky’s books! Stay tuned for more details!
Double Midnight Comics
245 Maple Street, Unit 11, Manchester, NH 03103
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Writer Brian Wood signs at JHU Comic Books to celebrate the release of X-Men #1 on Wednesday, May 29th at 7:30 pm!
*Purchase of X-Men #1 Required to Participate in Signing.
About X-Men #1
Because you demanded it! The X-Women finally get their own book, from critically acclaimed superstars Brian Wood (X-MEN, ULTIMATE X-MEN, DMZ, The Massive, Mara) and Olivier Coipel (AVX, HOUSE OF M, THOR)! An old enemy shows up at the X-Men’s door, seeking asylum from an ancient evil come back to earth. Meanwhile, Jubilee has come home, and she’s brought with her an orphaned baby who might hold the key to the earth’s survival… or its destruction. Against a backdrop of what seems like an alien invasion and an eons-spanning war between brother and sister, Storm steps up and puts together a team to protect the child and stop a new threat that could destroy all life on earth!
JHU Comic Books MANHATTAN
32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
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Writer Gerard Way and artist Becky Cloonan appear on Friday, June 14, 2013 from 5:00 until 7:00pm at Beach Ball Comics to celebrate the release of The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys from Dark Horse Comics!!
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Writer Brian Wood signs at The Beguiling on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 3:00 PM!
601 Markham Street, Toronto, ON M6G 2L7
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Brian Wood, Sean Murphy, and Raina Telgemeier have been added to the roster for Maine Comics Arts Festival 2013.
We are pleased to announce three more guests for MeCAF 2013. Look for even more announcements in the coming weeks.
Brian Wood released his first series, Channel Zero, in 1997 to considerable critical acclaim and has continued to produce comics and graphic novels at a brisk pace ever since. Focusing almost entirely on creator-owned works, he’s become one of the most notable creators of the last decade. He’s earned multiple Eisner Award nominations and editions of his work have been published in close to a dozen foreign languages. He is most known for original series such as DMZ, Northlanders, Demo, and Local.
Starting in 2012, Wood kicked off the second major phase of his career with the original series’ The Massive, Anthem, and Mara, as well as Star Wars and Conan the Barbarian for Dark Horse Comics and X-Men for Marvel.
Sean Murphy’s first creator owned book “Off Road” was released by Oni in 2005 and won an American Library Association award. Soon after, Sean signed an exclusive contract with DC Comics and moved to New York. His DC published work is what he’s most known for currently–Hellblazer: City of Demons, Joe the Barbarian, and American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest helped boost his career greatly. His latest book for DC/Vertigo, and creator owned mini series called “Punk Rock Jesus”, in stores now.
Raina Telgemeier grew up in San Francisco, but made her way to New York City when she was 22 to attend the School of Visual Arts as an Illustration and Cartooning student. She received her BFA in 2002, and has worked as a freelance artist ever since. She is the adapter and illustrator of four Baby-sitters Club graphic novels, the co-author of X-Men: Misfits, and the author-illustrator of the bestselling dental memoir graphic novel Smile, which won the Eisner Award for Best Publication for a Teen Audience. Smile was also an ALA Notable Book, a Kirkus Best Book of 2010, and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards Honor title. Smile won the Maine Student Book Award in 2011. Her most recent book, Drama, was released in the fall of 2012.