Greetings Graphic Novel fans!
I hope you're all enjoying the lovely weather here in New York City. Hopefully it
will stay warm for the Museum of Comics and Cartoon Art's MoCCA Festival
2010! I'm sure many of you attended last year and I hope to see you again at the
Pantheon booth this year. The festival will take place the weekend of April 10 and
11 at the 69th Regiment Armory at Lexington Avenue and 25th Street in New York
City. The festival will be open to the public from 11:00am to 6:00pm both days. Pantheon
will be at booth #E38 at the south side of the armory. General admission is
$12 at the door or $20 for the weekend but is only $12/weekend for MoCCA members. Advanced
tickets are available, as well. For more information on ticketing, visit the MoCCA website at
Special guests this year include Dash Shaw, David Mazzucchelli, Kim
Deitch, Josh Neufeld, Bill Ayers, Kyle Baker, Gabrielle Bell, Emily
Flake, Tom Hart, Dean Haspiel, Jaime Hernandez, Paul Karasik, Neil Kleid, James Kochalka,
Peter Kuper, Michael Kupperman, Hope Larson, Frank Miller, Rick Parker, Paul Pope, Henrik
Rehr, Alex Robinson, Frank Santoro, James Sturm, R. Sikoryak, Jillian Tamaki, Raina
Telgemeier, Tracy White, Gahan Wilson and Craig Yoe!
This year, Pantheon will be giving
away special tote bags with purchase of a graphic novel! Check out our booth for news on
upcoming works from your favorite graphic novelists, plus lots of great giveaways. See you
12:45 PM: Dash Shaw and Frank Santoro in Conversation
Moderated by: Bill
Frank Santoro, author of Storeyville and co-creator of Cold Heat, joins
Bottomless Belly Button and Bodyworld author Dash Shaw for a conversation moderated by
comics critic and Parsons faculty member Bill Kartalopoulos. The artists will discuss their
influences, their approaches to comics, and the relationship between line and color on the
printed comics page.
3:15 Klein Award Ceremony: Our very own David
Mazzuchelli, author of Asterios
Polyp, will be presented the award by renowned graphic designer Chip Kidd.
5:15 PM: The MoCCA Live Strip Show: Actors Perform Indie Funnies Featuring the art of:
Deitch, R. Sikoryak, Michael Kupperman, , Gabrielle Bell, and Emily Flake. The
MoCCA Live Strip Show: Actors Perform Indie Funnies Top talent from the world of standup
comedy, animation, film, and radio come together to perform live versions of strips from Kim
Deitch (Boulevard of Broken Dreams), Michael Kupperman (Tales Designed to
Thrizzle), Gabrielle Bell (Lucky), R. Sikoryak (Masterpiece Comics), and
Emily Flake (Things Ain't Gonna Smoke Themselves).
2:00 PM: Sequential Activism: Saving the World One Panel at a Time, featuring Josh Neufeld
(A.D.: New Orleans After The Deluge,), Bill Ayers (To Teach: The Journey in
Comics), Peter Kuper (WWIII Illustrated, Oaxaca), Tom Hart (Hutch Owen), and Ward Sutton
(Sutton Impact) join moderator Brian Heater (Daily Crosshatch) to explore the history of
subversive political comics, from political cartoons to World War III Illustrated.
Dash Shaw & Josh Neufeld will be doing signings at the Pantheon booth after their
Making the Abyss: The Comics of Dash Shaw
Currently on view at MoCCA, is an exhibition by Dash Shaw, featuring work from
BodyWorld, Bottomless Belly Button, The Uncanny Reproduction and The Unclothed Man in the
Shaw's recent works ( BodyWorld, The
Unclothed Man, and Bottomless Belly Button) connect an interest with the human body, informed
by figure drawing, with humorous character-driven narratives. This show displays his original
art for these stories, which are often a combination of traditional crowquill and ink work
with gaouche paints, acetate sheets, animation-style backgrounds, colored marker storyboards,
and mixed media collages.
Dash Shaw was born in Los Angeles, California, and grew up
in Richmond, Virginia. He graduated with a BFA in Cartooning/Illustration from the School of
Visual Arts, Manhattan, in 2005.
There will even be an after party this year! Details
MoCCA Fest 2010 Official AfterPARTY
Saturday, April 10
The Village Pourhouse
63 3rd Avenue @11th Street
Doors: 7:30; party til the ink
Beer specials + 2-for-1 Absolut + complimentary snacks til 10pm
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