Full-time faculty members Ben Katchor, Nora Krug and Lauren Redniss will be part of INK PLOTS, an exhibition curated by Marshall Arisman and Tom Woodruff, featuring original drawings, books, prints and animation by over 100 artists, showcasing the work of School of Visual Arts alumni who are pushing the boundaries of the graphic novel today. Other exhibitors include Sue Coe, Will Eisner, David Sandlin, R.O. Blechman, Gary Panter, Art Spiegelman, and many more.
Reception: Thursday, October 14 · 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Location: Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26 Street, 15th floor, New York, NY
Editor’s Note: This week, we are featuring three entries by students who worked at the Parson’s Illustration tables at the MoCCA Festival this past June. Our final narrative installment is by newly minted Illustration Alum, Christine Young.
The MoCCA Fest was so much funnnn! Even though it was really hot in there and I felt like I was about to pass out by the end of it, I would have gladly done so because it was such a great experience seeing a bunch of great art, comics, zines and shirts and meeting cool artists and people from all around the world all under one huge roof! Our Parsons Illustration table had a lot of great prints, books and zines by our fellow students (ya’ll rule), and we sold a bunch too! Among those who were there repping our department were: Beryl Chung, Sophia Chang, Katie Turner, Grace Lang, Sydney Seltzer, Kevin Lee, and Steven Guarnaccia.
Along with selling and trading, I did alot of buying cuz it’s really hard not to cuz of all the amazing things, which was very overwhelming, in the best way possible. I was running around like a school kid after lunch. There were Parsons teachers there too at their own tables such as Neil Swaab, Nora Krug and Tara McPherson selling mad stuff, ya know, no big. And, there were guest lectures by artists such as Adrian Tomine and Gary Panter who were signing stuff all day. Sophia got Adrian to sign her a poster and book, and he did a really cool doodle and I was jealous.
And soooo to sum it up, by the end of the day I went home from Mocca a very happy person with a bag full of awesome comics, zines, shirts and most importantly, a brand new list of art crushes.
Thanks for the write-up, Christine! Make sure to check out Christine’s website and her blog to see more of her work.