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New York City's 9th annual festival of comics and cartoon art, the MoCCA Art Festival, takes place Saturday and Sunday, April 10 to 11, 2010, in the historic 69th Regiment Armory at Lexington Avenue. The weekend event attracts thousands of comic-art lovers and creators from around the globe to celebrate the world's most popular art form.Since 2002, lower Manhattan's Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art — MoCCA — has sponsored this festival to offer a unique venue to experience comics, mini-comics, 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.
Indie cartoonists, comics creators and animators doing signings include:
SaturdayNoon - 1 p.m.Cheri Nowak
R. SikoryakNoon - 2
p.m.Nick AbadzisKim Dietch1-2 p.m.
Bill Roundy1-2:30 p.m.
p.m.Becky CloonanRyan Dunlavey2-3:30 p.m.
Farel Dalrymple2-4 p.m.
Tunde Adebimpe2:30-3:30 p.m.
p.m.Ivan BrandonAndy McDonald3:30-4
p.m. Raina Telgemeier4-4:30
p.m.Ray Alma4-5 p.m.Emily Flake
SundayNoon - 1 p.m.Bill PlymptonNoon - 2 p.m.
Eric Craddock12:30-2 p.m.
Doug Bratton1-1:30 p.m.
p.m. Jason Little1:30-2:30
p.m. Rick Parker2-3 p.m.
p.m.Tunde Adebimpe2:30-4 p.m.
p.m.Josh BayerGabrielle Bell3:30-4:30 p.m.Liza Donnelly
MoCCA is a nonprofit arts education organization dedicated to the preservation, study and display of all forms of comic and cartoon art. The museum promotes greater understanding and appreciation of the artistic, cultural and historical significance of comic and cartoon art through a variety of events, exhibitions, and educational programs.
The many exhibitors booked for this year include:
Abrams ComicArtsACT-I-VATEBear Party CollectiveBuenaventura PressBlurred BooksCandle Light PressComics BakeryDumbrellaEvil Twin ComicsJessica AbelMatt MaddenLook Out! MonstersSparkplug ComicsTugboat PressOn Sunday, the Festival opens early, at 10:30 am,
a special Holocaust Remembrance Day presentation titled "Disney and Neal Adams Take on the Holocaust."
Legendary comic book artist Neal Adams (Green Lantern/Green Arrow, Avengers: Kree Skrull War), Disney Educational Productions chief Lisa Clements, and Holocaust historian Dr. Rafael Medoff unveil their new collaboration: They Spoke Out: American Voices of Protest Against the Holocaust, a stunning series of motion comics that will revolutionize Holocaust education. This event features the premiere of the first two episodes in the series.
MoCCA, the museum, is located at 594 Broadway (between Houston and Prince Streets) in New York City. It is open to the public Tuesdays through Sundays from 12:00-5:00 pm. Suggested donation to the museum is $5 but free for MoCCA Members as well as for children 12 and under (when accompanied by a paying adult). For more information about the festival, the museum, MoCCA events, exhibitions and programs, go to the MoCCA website: www.moccany.orgThe Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art FestivalApril 10th and 11th, 2010The 69th Regiment Armory68 Lexington Avenue (at Lexington Ave. and 25th Street)New York CityBy subway: 6 Train to 28th Street Station
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