MoCCA Fest is just around the corner—April 5-6—and it’s going to be a pretty great weekend judging by the guest list. After a transitional first year under the Society of Illustrators, it looks like everything is going full speed ahead.
In addition to previously announced guests of honor Alison Bechdel, Howard Cruse, Fiona Staples and Robert Williams, a bevy of international guests will be attending: Marion Fayolle, Joost Swarte, and Brecht Vandenbroucke. PLUS Chip Kidd, Belgian artist Frederic Coché, Drew Friedman, Françoise Mouly, Bill Plympton, Israeli cartoonist Nimrod Reshef, Art Spiegelman, Adrian Tomine and MANY MORE such as:
Sam Alden, Gabrielle Bell, Michael DeForge, Kim Deitch, Chuck Forsman, Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher, Miriam Katin, James Kochalka, Peter Kuper and Dash Shaw.
Nick Abadzis, Alabaster, Pat Aulisio, Josh Bayer, Nick Bertozzi, Box Brown, Scott Campbell, Austin English, Liana Finck, Nicole Georges, Gary Hallgren, Dean Haspiel, Danny Hellman, Sabrina Jones, Tom Kaczynski, Keren Katz, Rob Kirby, Patrick Kyle, Jon Lewis, Jason Little, Alec Longstreth, Keith Mayerson, L. Nichols, Kevin Pyle, Jesse Reklaw, Leslie Stein, Seth Tobocman, Jen Tong, Andrea Tsurumi, Marguerite Van Cook, Lale Westvind, Leah Wishnia and Shannon Wheeler.
The complete guest list is here.
Buddy Buys a Dump by Peter Bagge (Fantagraphics),
Over Easy by Mimi Pond (Drawn and Quarterly),
Operation Margerine by Katie Skelly (AdHouse Books),
Neurocomic by Hana Ros and Matteo Farinella (Nobrow),
The Undertaking of Lily Chen by Danica Novgorodoff (First Second),
All Star by Jessie Lonergan (NBM),
Climate Changed by Phillippe Squarzoni (Abrams ComicArts),
World War 3 Illustrated: 1979-2014 (PM Press),
War of Streets and Houses by Sophie Yanow (Uncivilized Books).
More debuts here.
In all there will be 216 exhibitors, encompassing 27 publishers and more than 1,000 individual artists.
Shorter version: bring a full wallet.
More MoCCA coverage — including the week’s full event list, can be found here.
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