Don’t Miss the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art Festival this weekend April 10-11 at 68 Lexington Avenue between 25th and 26th Streets (at the 69th Regiment Armory).
By accident both the MoCCA Festival and Kids Comic Con (also in NYC) happen to fall on the same weekend this year.
Here’s the write-up about the festival from their website:
The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art – MoCCA is pleased to announce that the next MoCCA Festival will take place over April 10-11, 2010. The annual two-day event attracts thousands of comic art lovers and creators from around the globe to celebrate the world’s most popular art form in the heart of New York City.
Special guests at MoCCA Fest 2010 include Bill Ayers, 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, R. Sikoryak, Jillian Tamaki, Raina Telgemeier, Tracy White, Gahan Wilson and Craig Yoe!
Featured exhibitors include Abrams ComicArts, ACT-I-VATE, Buenaventura Press, Drawn and Quarterly, Fantagraphics, First Second, NBM, Pantheon, Royal Flush Magazine, Secret Acres, Sparkplug Comic Books, Top Shelf Productions and more!
The 2010 Klein Award wil be presented to David Mazzucchelli by Chip Kidd!
Since 2002 the MoCCA Festival offers 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 lecture/discussion panels on a variety of comics and cartoon topics. For 2010, the panels and programs are being organized by Brian Heater (The Daily Crosshatch) and Jeff Newelt (Pekar Project, SMITH, Heeb, Royal Flush).
MoCCA Festival 2010 is sponsored in part by Disney Book Group, Drawn and Quarterly, Midtown Comics, Pantheon and Yoe Books!