As usual, you will need many metro cards or cab fares to get to all the social events surrounding MoCCA, this weekend’s indie comics festival. I’m not sure I have them all so if your event is missing, email me.
Kickstarter MoCCA Meetup!
If you like comics and are in Brooklyn, come to our pre-MoCCA meetup at the Peoples Republic of Brooklyn tomorrow night (4/4) at 8pm. We’d love to see you!
247 Smith Street
Brooklyn, New York 11231
Please join us on Thursday, April 4th, at 6pm as we toast the upcoming MoCCA Arts Festival with the UK’s best and brightest comics talent! Publisher SelfMadeHero and artists Glyn Dillon, Rob Davis, JAKe, and Robert Sellers have hopped across the pond for the Festival, and will be gracing Bergen Street Comics with their presence for the night. Comics and bubbly refreshments will be on hand.
Drink and Draw like a Lady
40 W. 38th Street, 5th Floor
The fifth annual celebration of Women in Comics. A yearly party with drinks and drawing for women who draw/write/like/sell comics, to chat and meet and hang out. Join us, ladies, for this pre-MoCCA ladyfest! Please feel free to invite lady friends
540 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Cake and drinks!
Park Slope Ale House
356 6th Avenue, Brooklyn
New York 11215
Join Hic & Hoc Publications, Revival House Press & Space Face Books in Park Slope on Friday, April 5! Drink beers, buy comics (not in that order). Incredible poster art by John Malta!
301 Saratoga Avenue,
Brooklyn, New York
Illegal Leaves of Grass
Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street, New York, New York 10014
Three Rooms Press presents The Monthly at Cornelia Street Cafe
In honor of National Poetry Month and 420 Day
Illegal Leaves of Grass
An exploration of grass-related ideas from Whitman to Cheech & Chong
featuring readings and performances by
–PETER SCHMIDEG, World premiere of his animated Walt Whitman poem
–JOHN FARRELL, Award-winning playwright & star of Walt Whitman: Time Traveler
–PAUL DeRIENZO, WBAI host lays out his “War Against the War on Drugs”
–DEAN HASPIEL, Emmy award winning artist, contributor to The Marijuana Chronicles
–BLEACH & BONG, A modern-day frolic at the culture counter of a Pot Store
–RANDY CREDICO, Stand-up comic, former director of The Kuntsler Fund, 2013 NYC Mayoral candidate
The event will include giveaways of Illegal Leaves of Grass-related dvds, books and other prizes!
Doors open at 5:45. Admission is $12, which includes a free drink. Cornelia Street Cafe is at 29 Cornelia Street, in the West Village, between W. 4th Street at Bleecker (http://corneliastreecafe.com/). Reservations and additional information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Illegal Leaves of is the latest installment of The Monthly at Cornelia Street Cafe, a unique series curated by Three Rooms Press that brings together leading poets, intellectuals, performers and budding rebels on a different topic each month. Upcoming events include: APRIL 12: GIMME SHELTERS (all-open poetry reading—to account for yourself!! Special $8 cover charge); MAY 3: HAVE A NYC 2 (readings of New York-based short stories! Special $8 cover charge); JUNE 7: HYDROGEN JUKEBOX (modern poetry performed to live rock band).
Special Mocha Edition!
Jack Demsey’s Pub
36 W. 33rd Street
New York, NY 1001
Someone told me it’s Mocha weekend in New York, and hell, who doesn’t love Chocolate! So, if you’re in town for the big show, come on out the night before and celebrate all things mocha! Relax and sketch, do some last minute folding and stapling or join in the beer-hazed, live-action comic-bookery.
Now in our 11th year, the NYC Comic Jam has gathered the best from New York’s indie comics community every month to get drunk and draw comics. Open to the public & free to attend, but please tip your waitresses.
RUNS April 5th, 2013 through April 28th, 2013
7pm – 10pm
158 Roebling Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211
Bunnycutlet Gallery is pleased to present Fantastic Animals, a 6-person group exhibit that presents a uniquely urban nostalgia for the mystic, communal, quaint, or forested world of traditional folk art.
Folk art is a decorative reflection of an indigenous culture, unselfconscious in its stylistic depiction of native life, cultivating cultural identity as it decorates. The prevalence and geographical diversity of folk art throughout history make it difficult to describe as a whole, but the term conjures a particular naive aesthetic in which the traditional rules of proportion and perspective are dismissed, utilitarian media derived from daily life like cloth, paper, and bright hand-made paints are employed, and a thematic connection to nature, often including fantastical animal based legends and anthropomorphized creatures, permeate throughout.
This exhibit brings together New York based artists who share, as city folk, an outsider’s affinity for Folk Art’s expressive sense of community – a visual longing for the type of dream-laden nature stories that are told around a fire. Artists Jared Deal, Jen Hill, and Jessica Milazzo have been exhibiting with pop-ups curated by Bunnycutlet owner Liz Artinian since 2006. Joining this crew in 2012 with Bunnycutlet Gallery’s opening exhibit are newcomers Niko Guardia and Efraim Klein. Each artist, while sharing academic training in illustration and animation, recreate Folk Art’s unpretentious and decorative promise of a world saturated with animals, kinship, and mystery in vastly different ways, while collectively expressing the idea that if city dreams, it dreams of the woods.
Official MoCCA Party for MoCCA Exhibitors and guests
More info TK
The Beat and Comixology Submit present the Post Mocca Hang Out
The Back Room
The Tavern on Third
380 3rd Ave
(between 27th St & 28th St)
New York, NY 10016
Just around the corner from the Armory — come hang out, chillax and compare comics after the show and have a beer, all courtesy of Comixology Submit. More details TK!
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.