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MoCCA Arts Festival reveals programming

2013 MoCCA Arts Festival poster by Michael DeForge

2013 MoCCA Arts Festival poster by Michael DeForge

The Society of Illustrators has announced the programming schedule for the 2013 MoCCA Arts Festival, held April 6-7 at the 69th Regiment Armory in New York City. This will be the first festival after the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art transferred its assets to the Society in August.

“We are thrilled to offer two full days of discussion and learning to festival attendees and exhibitors,” Executive Director Anelle Miller said in a statement. “We have designed this year’s programming to be focused on the artists and their work and are honored to have so many talented and inspiring individuals involved.”

See the schedule below. Tickets are available for purchase online.

2013 MoCCA Arts Festival Programming

Saturday, April 6

11:30 – 12:30
Art As Passion: Celebrating the spirit of comics through observation and reportage
Moderated by Dan Nadel with special guests Bob Fingerman, Miriam Katin and Stan Mack

1:00 – 2:00
Guest of Honor Bill Griffith in conversation with Paul Di Filippo

2:30 – 4:00
Art As History: Celebrating the role of counterculture comic artists in NYC
Moderated by Paul Levitz with special guests Gabrielle Bell, Jules Feiffer and Peter Kuper

4:30 – 5:30
Art As a Mission: Society of Illustrators/MoCCA: Who we are, what we do, and how we do it.
Moderated by Anelle Miller and Peter de Seve with special guests Nora Krug, Arnold Roth and J.J. Sedelmaier

Sunday, April 7

11:30 – 12:30
Art As Profession: Creating, promoting, and making money in comics
Moderated by Heidi McDonald with special guests

1:00 – 2:00
Guest of Honor Jillian Tamaki in conversation with Ryan Sands

2:30 – 4:00
Art on the Edge: Celebrating current creative innovation in comics
Moderated by Leon Avelino with special guests Zach Hazard, Annie Koyama and Mickey Z

4:30 – 5:30
Art in Motion: Celebrating the comics connection to animation
Moderated by Bill Plympton with special guests Signe Baumane and Joy and Noelle Vaccese


One Comment

Nice to see MoCCA reach outside their pool of ‘local’ area talent and spotlight Bill Griffith as GoH! Reading his “Griffith Observatory” in the mid-’80s definitely shaped my worldview— and then I found about Zippy. Any plans to record/Podcast/Youtube the panel for those of us who aren’t flying to NYC?

And that “Art as History” panel: so now Williamsburg Hipsters are considered as a part of NYC Counterculture on a level with ’60s Greenwich Village-rs and ’80s Downtown Scenesters (at least comics-wise)?

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