Off we go to the MoCCA Festival!
Yes, it’s that time of year again. We probably won’t be doing much live posting today, but check in on the ComicMix Twitter Feed and see what we’re posting there. Feel free to come up and bug me, I’ll be the really tall guy in the ComicMix shirt.
To remind everybody of the details:
Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art is proud to announce MoCCA Festival
2009 will be held June 6th & 7th at the 69th Regiment Armory at
Lexington Avenue and 25th Street in New York City.
Voice calls the MoCCA Festival “”the best small-press nexus
(anywhere!)” Now BIGGER than ever! An incredible weekend of comic and
cartoon art exhibitors, panels, lectures, sketches, autographs, and
more! Thousands come every summer to meet and purchase works from some
of the world’s best cartoonists, animators, and graphic novelists.
69th Regiment Armory; 68 Lexington Avenue, between 25th and 26th Streets
June 6th and 7th, 11am-6pm
$10 per day, $15 per weekend; MoCCA Members: $10 per weekend
More information available here.
And yes, I’ll be around at some of the other gatherings tonight, most probably doing the CBLDF Karaoke thingie. But if you’re a music lover, you might want to skip my singing and instead go to David Mazuchelli’s opening reception at MoCCA from 7-9 tonight:
In celebration of the release of his highly-anticipated book, Asterios Polyp,
The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art is pleased to present David
Mazzucchelli’s first retrospective exhibition in the U.S.
Mazzucchelli’s career encompasses early groundbreaking work in Daredevil and Batman: Year One; idiosyncratic short stories in his self-published anthology, Rubber Blanket, and elsewhere; the graphic novel adaptation of City of Glass;
and his new graphic novel. For over 25 years, Mazzucchelli has
distinguished himself with articulate storytelling and emotive drawings
in service to comics in a variety of genres. Sounds and Pauses: The Comics of David Mazzucchelli
presents over 80 original comic pages, drawings, prepatory sketches and
covers from the artist’s archives, allowing an invaluable look at
Mazzucchelli’s artistic journey.
The exhibition is curated by Dan Nadel.
Supprt for MoCCA and Sounds and Pauses: The Comics of David Mazzucchelli comes from Pantheon Books, Picturebox, the Will and Ann Eisner Foundation, and the members of MoCCA.