Becky Cloonan Provides Official Art for 2017 MoCCA Arts Festival

Press Release: 

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.

CA – Image Day 2017 Signing

Ed Brubaker, Chris Burnham, and Rick Remender on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Image ComicsThis is a wristbanded event.

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, California 90036
(323) 525-0270

MA – Squirrel Girl Co-Creator Signing

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Writer Will Murray, co-creator of Squirrel Girl, appears at New England Comics to sign the 25th anniversary issue on Saturday, January 28, 2017 from noon till 2:00 PM.

New England Comics
Downtown Quincy Center
1511 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02169
617-770-1848

AZ – Batman #14 Signing

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Artist Mitch Gerads (Sheriff of Babylon, Punisher) appears at Samurai Comics on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM to sign issue #14 from Batman Rebirth.

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Samurai Comics
1120 S Country Club Dr, Mesa, Arizona 85210
(480) 962-1123

NV – The Nowhere Man Signing

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Writer Gregg Hurwitz appears at Barnes & Noble on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 2:00 PM to sign his latest thriller The Nowhere Man!

Gregg Hurwitz is the author of a number of critically acclaimed thrillers, including They’re Watching, Trust No One, The Crime Writer, and Troubleshooting. International bestsellers, his novels have been finalists for several awards, including the Crime Writers of America Ian Fleming Steel Dagger and the ITW Best Novel of the Year awards. In addition to his novels, he has also written comic books and screenplays, developed television series for Warner Brothers and Lakeshore, published scholarly articles on Shakespeare, and is currently a consulting producer on ABC’s “V.” He has taught fiction at the University of Southern California and guest lectured for UCLA and Harvard. Hurwitz grew up in the Bay Area and earned his B.A. from Harvard and a master’s from Trinity College at Oxford. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

Barnes & Noble – Rainbow Promenade
2191 N Rainbow Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89108
702-631-1775

GA – DC Rebirth Omnibus Signing

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Greg Rucka, Tom King, Benjamin Percy, Robert Venditti, and Joshua Williamson appear at Barnes & Noble on Saturday January 21, 2017 at 7:30 PM to sign the DC REBIRTH OMNIBUS!

Barnes & Noble – Edgewood Retail District
1217 Caroline Street at Moreland Ave, Atlanta, GA 30307
404-522-0212

NC – Batman #14 & 15 Signing

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Artist Mitch Gerads (Punisher, Sheriff of Babylon, Batman) appears at Memory Lane Comics on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM to sign issues 14 and 15 from Batman Rebirth.

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Memory Lane Comics
5214 Market St, Ste 105, Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 392-6647

TX – The Nowhere Man Signing

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Writer Gregg Hurwitz appears at Murder By the Book on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 6:30 PM to sign his latest thriller The Nowhere Man!

Gregg Hurwitz is the author of a number of critically acclaimed thrillers, including They’re Watching, Trust No One, The Crime Writer, and Troubleshooting. International bestsellers, his novels have been finalists for several awards, including the Crime Writers of America Ian Fleming Steel Dagger and the ITW Best Novel of the Year awards. In addition to his novels, he has also written comic books and screenplays, developed television series for Warner Brothers and Lakeshore, published scholarly articles on Shakespeare, and is currently a consulting producer on ABC’s “V.” He has taught fiction at the University of Southern California and guest lectured for UCLA and Harvard. Hurwitz grew up in the Bay Area and earned his B.A. from Harvard and a master’s from Trinity College at Oxford. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

Murder By The Book
2342 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77098
(713) 524-8597

AZ – The Nowhere Man Signing

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Writer Gregg Hurwitz appears at The Poisoned Pen Bookstore on Sunday, January 18, 2017 at 7:00 PM!

The Poisoned Pen Bookstore
4014 N Goldwater Blvd STE 101, Scottsdale, AZ, 85251
480-947-2974

CA – Nowhere Man Launch Party

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Press Release:

DIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes Gregg Hurwitz back to the store to discuss his new thriller, The Nowhere Man: An Orphan X Novel, on Tuesday, January 17th at 6:30pm. This will be his publication party and all are invited to attend!

Spoken about only in whispers, the Nowhere Man can only be reached by the truly desperate. He can, and will, do anything to save them. Evan Smoak is the Nowhere Man.

Taken from a group home at twelve, Evan was raised and trained as part of the Orphan Program, an off-the-books operation designed to create deniable intelligence assets, i.e. assassins; Evan was Orphan X. He broke with the Program, using everything he learned to disappear and reinvent himself as the Nowhere Man.

His new life is interrupted when a surprise attack comes from an unlikely angle and Evan is caught unaware. Captured, drugged, and spirited off to a remote location, he finds himself heavily guarded and cut off from everything he knows. His captors think they have him trapped and helpless in a virtual cage but they don’t know who they’re dealing with or that they’ve trapped themselves inside that cage with one of the deadliest and most resourceful men on earth.

Continuing his electrifying series featuring Evan Smoak, Gregg Hurwitz delivers a blistering, compelling new novel in the series launched with the instant international bestseller, Orphan X.

Gregg Hurwitz is the New York Times bestselling author of thrillers including You’re Next and Orphan X. Critically acclaimed, Hurwitz is a two-time finalist for ITW s Best Novel prize and a finalist for CWA’s Steel Dagger. In addition, Hurwitz is a screenwriter, TV producer, and comic book author. The first book in the Evan Smoak series, Orphan X, has been sold in twenty-one countries. Hurwitz, who lives in Los Angeles, is writing the screen adaption of Orphan X for Warner Brothers and Bradley Cooper.

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Diesel Bookstore – Brentwood Country Mart
225 26th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90402
310-576-9960

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