The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art joyfully lets you know about the terrific MoCCA Fest panels & programming set for April 10 and 11, which include such comics luminaries as Kyle Baker, Gabrielle Bell, Kim Deitch, Emily Flake, Tom Hart, Dean Haspiel, Jaime Hernandez, Paul Karasik, Neil Kleid, Peter Kuper, Michael Kupperman, Hope Larson, David Mazzucchelli, Frank Miller, Josh Neufeld, Rick Parker, Paul Pope, Henrik Rehr, Alex Robinson, Frank Santoro, Dash Shaw, James Sturm, (Parsons Illustration Alum and Faculty) R. Sikoryak, Jillian Tamaki, Raina Telgemeier, Gahan Wilson and Craig Yoe!
Make sure to drop by the Parsons Illustration tables to see and buy a variety of student work including the latest issue of the student-produced zine Team Tiger Cobra!
But you want more! Well there is more, so you are in luck:
ALSO: Join MoCCA after the Festival Saturday night at the Village Pourhouse for the MoCCA Fest 2010 Official AfterPARTY!
Saturday, April 10, $5 entry
The Village Pourhouse 63 3rd Ave @11th st
Doors: 7:30; party til the ink dries!
Beer specials + 2-for-1 Absolut + complimentary snacks til 10pm
8pm = The MoCCA Live Strip Show part 2! – all-star lineup of cartoonists bring to life hilarious strips.
9pm = Brian Heater AKA DJ Cross Hatch spins 60s soul and rock
10pm = Paul Pope AKA DJ PULPHOPE pops psychedelic cosmic rock jams + PSYCHENAUT SciFi video mashup
11pm = Dean Haspiel aka DJ MAN-SIZE spins the sonic woo of robot dolphin sex sirens from the 25th Century.
+ special musical guests
+ Drink n’ Draw all nite! ALL ARTISTS WELCOME TO JAM
Not enough comics action for you?
Here’s the scoop on some of the week’s pre-Fest events around town leading up to the big weekend. (please note that all event details are subject to change and are being hosted and held by their respective
venues. Please contact them for details!)
Tuesday, April 6, 8 PM
Special Pre-MoCCA edition of COMIC BOOK CLUB, the live talk show where comics-lovin’ comedians meet funny comic book pros to talk comics! This week’s CBC previews the MoCCA Live Strip Show, featuring participants R. Sikoryak (Masterpiece Comics), Michael Kupperman (Tales Designed to Thrizzle, Snake ‘n Bacon), and Emily Flake (Lulu Eightball)
Peoples Improv Theater. 124 W. 29th b/w 6th and 7th Ave
Tickets are just $5!
INFO HERE: http://www.popcultureshock.com/comicbookclub/
Wednesday, April 7, 7-9 pm
Nordic Book Frenzy
540 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11211.
Welcoming party for artists from Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark – all with new books! Planned in conjunction with the consulates of the respective Scandinavian countries. Free beer and snacks provided by the consulates.
Thursday, April 8, 7 PM
A FREE pre-MoCCA “Jewish Comix Panel” Join comics editor/promoter Jeff Newelt AKA JahFurry (Pekar Project, Heeb, SMITH, Royal Flush) and comics creators Miss Lasko-Gross (A Mess of Everything), Chari Pere
(ChariPere.com), Eli Valley (EV Comics, The Jewish Daily Forward), and JT Waldman (Megillat Esther) as they discuss topics like “Why on Passover can you not draw comics on paper, only on matzoh?” and “Comics and kvetching, a match made on Krypton” and “Why has there not yet been a graphic novelization of Yentyl?”
More info here:
Friday, April 9, 3 – 5 pm
Jim Hanley’s Universe,
4 West 33rd Street, Manhattan, 10001
Artists from the Nordic countries will produce art work live to be auctioned off by the end of the evening for a select charity. Book signing and talks with artists throughout the evening.
Friday, April 9, 2010, 7-10PM
Triple Book-Release Party
540 Metropolitan Ave Brooklyn, NY, 11211.
John Brodowski, Clara Johansson, and Emelie Ã–stergren: Three great artists, three new books, one great party!
Friday, April 9, 8 PM
SWEDISH INVASION PARTY
208 SMITH ST, BROOKLYN, NY
Come meet and party with Simon GÃ¤rdenfors (THE 120 DAYS OF SIMON), Mats Jonsson (HEY PRINCESS), Kolbeinn Karlsson (THE TROLL KING), Niklas Asker (SECOND THOUGHTS), Fredrik StrÃ¶mberg (SWEDISH COMICS HISTORY), as well as Chris Staros, Leigh Walton, Johannes Klenell, and many of the contributors to the Swedish Anthology FROM THE SHADOW OF THE NORTHERN LIGHTS
Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art
594 Broadway, Suite 401, New York, NY 10012
[image by: Dash Snow]