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This Weekend: The 2009 MoCCA Art Festival In NYC

If you live in or around New York City, don’t miss the 2009 Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art Festival.

The following is from an email I received from MoCCA to promote the event:

It will be an incredible weekend (June 6-7) 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.

This year, the festival will feature over 800 artists, publishers and exhibitors, including Molly Crabapple, David Mazzucchelli, Jessica Abel, Becky Cloonan, Jason, John Green, Seth, Tara McPerson, Jerry Moriarty, Peter Kuper, Raina Telgemeier, Arnold Roth, Frank Santoro, Adrian Tomine, Gary Panter, Al Jaffee, Dave Roman, Tom Kaczynski, Tom Hart, Ruben Boling, Dash Shaw, Brian Wood, Marion Vitus, and many, many more. Renowned publishers include Pantheon, Picturebox, Vertigo, Drawn and Quarterly, Fantagraphics, and Top Shelf.

The Festival will be open to the public from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. both days.
General admission is $10/day or $15/weekend, or only $10/weekend for MoCCA members.
MoCCA Fest 2009 is at the 69th Regiment Armory, 68 Lexington Avenue, between 25th and 26th Street.

A small sampling of highlights include:

  • Jerry Robinson receiving the Klein Award
  • The Premiere of David Mazzucchelli’s Asterios Polyp
  • The MoCCA Artist Sketch Table
  • Panels and Programs including Arnold Roth and Al Jaffe in Conversation, Tom Hart, Tom Kaczynski, Heidi MacDonald, Gary Panter, Dash Shaw, Seth, Raina Telgemeier, Adrian Tomine, and Jennifer Tong
  • The Make/Bake Sale, featuring handmade goodies by MoCCA Volunteers!
  • Animation From Hell! Cartoons by Peter Ahern, Danny Antonucci, Hisko Hulsing, Scott Kravitz, Arthur Metcalf, Nirvan Mullick, Bill Plympton, Pat Smith, and J.J. Villard.

And that’s not all!

Join us at MoCCA for the Opening Reception of Sounds and Pauses: The Comics of David Mazzucchelli
on Saturday, June 6th, 7-9 p.m.

Also on view at MoCCA:
Meanwhile…at 594 Broadway: The Art of MoCCA’s Volunteers

The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art is located at 594 Broadway (between Houston and Prince), suite 401, New York, NY 10012

For more information about MoCCA and the Festival please visit

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