The MoCCA (Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art) Arts Festival is a two-day, multimedia event with 400 exhibiting artists displaying work in comics, cartoon and animation ~ along with workshops, lectures and film screenings. It is Manhattan’s largest independent comics, cartoon and animation festival and draws over 7,000 attendees each year.
The 2018 MoCCA Arts Festival will take place April 7-8 at Metropolitan West, 639 west 46th street at 12th avenue, with programming at Ink48, 653 Eleventh Avenue + The MoCCA Art Festival After-Party which will take place on April 7 at 7:30pm, with Awards Ceremony and Presentation for the MoCCA Arts Festival Award of Excellence at 8pm, held at Society of Illustrators, 128 East 63rd Street between Lexington and Park Avenues.
This year’s guests of honor will include Roz Chast, who has created over 800 cartoons for The New Yorker ~ Liniers, the Argentine comic artist and creator of over 20 books ~ Mike Mignola, best known for his collection of titles created for Dark Horse Comics ~ Nate Powell, New York Times best selling graphic novelist and Andrew Aydin, creator and co-author of the graphic memoir series, MARCH, which chronicles the life of Congressman and Civil Rights icon John Lewis.
In addition, MoCCA Arts Festival will be holding a special Sketch Night on April 5th. And don’t miss the MoCCA Arts Festival After-Party on April 7th.
The Museum of Illustration at the Society of Illustrators was founded in 1901. The society and its museum together comprise America’s longest standing nonprofit organization dedicated to the art of illustration. Its mission is to promote the art and appreciation of illustration and its history and evolving nature through exhibitions and educational programs.