MoCCA Art Festival 2009!
June 6th & 7th 2009
Partway through this Memorial Day Weekend... And I am taking the time to see what is coming up in the way of Comic Cons & Shows in the near future.
One that I've heard is a "good one" for creators that are in independent comics, small press, or self-published comics is the upcoming MoCCA Art Festival that is being held two weekends from this one.
The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, (MoCCA), announced a short time ago that the MoCCA Festival 2009 will be held June 6th & 7th at the 69th Regiment Armory at Lexington Avenue and 25th Street in New York City.
Besides hearing good reports from Facebook Friends, I see that the Village Voice calls the MoCCA Festival ""the best small-press nexus (anywhere!)". Plus MoCCA itself says that this year's Festival is "Now BIGGER than ever!".
So if you are in the area during during that time, prepare for an incredible weekend of comic and cartoon art exhibitors, panels, lectures, sketches, autographs, and more!
So Where Is It?
69th Regiment Armory
68 Lexington Avenue, between 25th and 26th Streets
When Is It?
June 6th and 7th, 11am-6pm
So What's the Cost?
$10 per day
$15 per weekend
MoCCA Members: $10 per weekend.
Who's Going To Be On Panels?
Scheduled to appear are John Green, Tom Hart, Charles Hatfield on Jack Kirby, Al Jaffee, Arnold Roth, Tom Kaczynski, David Mazzuchelli, Dave Roman, Frank Santoro in Conversation with Gary Panter, Seth, Raina Telgemeier, Adrian Tomine, Marion Vitus, and more. Please Note: Guests and scheduling are subject to change!
Thousands come every summer to meet and purchase works from some of the world's best cartoonists, animators, and graphic novelists. I am including just a few of those in the listings below:
Kevin H Dixon will be there, along with copies of his works including Gilgamesh, which I blogged about earlier here: CLICK HERE!
Paul Friedrich, creator of Onion Head Monster will be there also!
S. Marek Bennet, known for his "Mimi's Doughnuts' and his Comics Workshops will be there. Ask him about his Workshops, which is comics education for all ages! Plus: Marek will be debuting his new 'Xeric' book so stop by and find out what that is!
Danny Hellman, publisher of many comics related publications including Typhon will be there. For my review on Typhon Volume 1, CLICK HERE!
Michele Witchipoo, Publisher - Artist - Writer at WitchesBress Press will be there. She is well known for Psycho Bunny and Babalon Babes!
Howie Noeldechen, a.k.a H.C. Noel says... "I'll have Mr. Scootles, Vincent: The Painter of Death and some promo items for
my new webcomic Tara Normal! Tons of fun!"!
One of my all time favorite artists who passed away in 1994, has an active organization carrying on his legacy. Representatives from The Jack Kirby Museum and Research Center will have a table there also. This Museum is organized exclusively for educational purposes; more specifically, to promote and encourage the study, understanding, preservation and appreciation of the work of Jack Kirby. Check it out!
As the 69th Regiment Armory is a much larger venue, nearly 100 more exhibitors will be attending than the previous year. The above listings are just those creators whose work I am familar with. Note: If you are a creator reading this post, and wish to be mentioned in this post or future posts, please see my note at the bottom left corner of this blog post!
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