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Celebrate Indie Comix at MoCCA Art Fest 2010

New York City's 9th annual festival of comics and cartoon art, the MoCCA Art Festival, takes place Saturday anThe 2010 MoCCA Indie Comix Fesatd 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 ArtMoCCA — 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:

Noon - 1 p.m.
Cheri Nowak

R. Sikoryak
Noon - 2
Nick Abadzis
Kim Dietch
1-2 p.m.

Bill Roundy
1-2:30 p.m.

Michael Kupperman

Bob Camp
Becky Cloonan
Ryan Dunlavey
2-3:30 p.m.

Farel Dalrymple
2-4 p.m.

Tunde Adebimpe

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Kevin Breslawski
Peter Kuper

Ivan Brandon
Andy McDonald
Raina Telgemeier
Ray Alma
4-5 p.m.
Emily Flake

Noon - 1 p.m.
Bill Plympton
Noon - 2 p.m.

Eric Craddock
12:30-2 p.m.

Doug Bratton
1-1:30 p.m.

Josh Neufeld
Jason Little
Rick Parker
2-3 p.m.

Dean Haspiel
Tunde Adebimpe

2:30-4 p.m.

Michael Kupperman
Josh Bayer
Gabrielle Bell
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Liza Donnelly

Austin English

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 ComicArts
Bear Party Collective
Buenaventura Press
Blurred Books
Candle Light Press
Comics Bakery
Evil Twin Comics
Jessica Abel
Matt Madden
Look Out! Monsters
Sparkplug Comics
Tugboat Press

On 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:

The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art Festival
April 10th and 11th, 2010
The 69th Regiment Armory
68 Lexington Avenue

(at Lexington Ave. and 25th Street)
New York City
By subway: 6 Train to 28th Street Station

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