Farm 54 by Galit Seliktar will be signing on Sunday from 11 am. Limited number of copies have been shipped in from the printer.
Also 2011 Eisner Award nominee for Best Anthology KOREA makes its MoCCA debut!
Abrams ComicArts, an imprint of ABRAMS, will participate in the MoCCA Art Festival 2011. For the third year in a row, Abrams ComicArts will exhibit at the show and will have signed books by several authors (past and present) for sale at the booth. Some of the Abrams ComicArts authors who will be present at MoCCA this year are: Jerry Robinson, Michael Uslan, Chip Kidd, Al Jaffee, and Craig Yoe
Abrams ComicArts Related
PANELS, SIGNINGS & EVENTS
SATURDAY, APRIL 9
PANEL ROOM A
2:30 pm The Klein Award/Volunteer of the Year Moderated by: Peter Kuper (Stop Forgetting to Remember) Presented to: Al Jaffee (Tall Tales) Al Jaffee receives the 2011 Klein Award.
SUNDAY, APRIL 10th
PANEL ROOM A
11:30 am Batman, The Joker and Beyond Moderated by: Michael Uslan (Archie Marries. . .) Panelist: Jerry Robinson (Jerry Robinson: Ambassador of Comics)
1:00−2:00 pm Jerry Robinson booksigning at the MoCCA Author Sketch Table
PANEL ROOM B
4:30 pm Reciprocal Influence: Comics and Graphic Design Moderated by: Jeff Newelt (Heeb Magazine) Panelists: Chip Kidd (Shazam!), Craig Yoe (Secret Identity), Yuko Shimizu (The Unwritten), Josh Bernstein (Royal Flush)
Signed Abrams ComicArts Books for Sale
Archie Marries. . . by Michael Uslan
The Comics by Brian Walker
Empire State by Jason Shiga
Fairy Tales for Angry Little Girls by Lela Lee
Jerry Robinson: Ambassador of Comics signed by Jerry Robinson
Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge
Shazam! by Chip Kidd
Tall Tales by Al Jaffee
IDW Publishing and its imprint, YOE Books, are proud to announce the debut of the deluxe full-color hardcover coffee table history book, ARCHIE: A CELEBRATION OF AMERICA’S FAVORITE TEENAGERS, edited and designed by Eisner award-winner Craig Yoe, at New York City’s Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art annual festival this weekend. MoCCA Fest attendees will get a first look at this impressive and lovingly crafted tome, which will be available nation wide by April 30th. ARCHIE: A CELEBRATION OF AMERIC’A FAVORITE TEENAGERS features more than 200 pages of fascinating history, exciting biographies and rare or unpublished art, all offering a behind-the-scenes look at one of the most iconic comics of all time.
“We’re excited and honored to have our history presented so expertly by Craig and our friends at IDW,” said Archie Comics Co-CEO Jon Goldwater. “This is the kind of book that fans everywhere will cherish for some time. It’s an essential volume for longtime and new fans of Archie and the Riverdale gang.”
Archie and his pals are some of the most beloved and enduring characters in the comics medium, and have a long history stretching back to their origins in 1941. Yoe’s exhaustive research turned up a plethora of rare and unpublished art by Bob Montana, Dan DeCarlo, and Harry Lucey, vintage photographs, unknown ephemera, and a previously unpublished autobiography of John Goldwater, co-founder of MLJ/Archie Comics. All this rich material serves as the basis for the book, which celebrates both the characters and the immensely talented artists behind them. ARCHIE: A CELEBRATION OF AMERICA’S FAVORITE TEENAGERS also shines a spotlight on writers Frank Doyle, George Gladir, and Craig Boldman, and contemporary Archie artists Fernando Ruiz and Dan Parent, creator of the new kid in Riverdale, Kevin Keller. The beautiful 224-page, large-format volume sports a lengthy and revealing interview with Editor-in-Chief Victor Gorelick, who has worked at Archie over a half a century!
Yoe exclaims, “Working on this book was a real thrill, to find so much unpublished art by masters like DeCarlo, and Lucey, a photo of Elvis on his first tour reading a Betty and Veronica comic, John Goldwater’s unpublished autobiography, Bob Montana’s profusely illustrated high school diary, and be able to share all this with the world had my head spinning at every turn. I felt like a teenager again!”
IDW Publishing and Yoe are excited to debut ARCHIE: A CELEBRATION OF AMERICA’S FAVORITE TEENAGERS at the MoCCA Fest, held only a few short blocks from where the Archie comics were conceived. Continuing the connection between the book and the museum, ARCHIE features a full reprint of a story where the Archie Gang visits the MoCCA museum and meets Chairman Ellen Abramowitz.
Expected to be an immediate sellout after the official launch later this month, only a small number of the sought-after ARCHIE: A CELEBRATION OF AMERICA’S FAVORITE TEENAGERS will be available to MoCCA attendees. Also debuting at MoCCA Fest from IDW and YOE Books will be the sea-and-see worthy POPEYE: THE GREAT COMIC BOOK TALES BY BUD SAGENDORF.
Saturday, April 9th:
11:30 a.m. – Panel: Teaching Comics, with Jessica Abel (La Perdida), Room A
1:30 p.m. – Panel: Building a Book from Start to Finish, with Ben Katchor (The Cardboard Valise), Room A
2:30 p.m. – Panel: Dash Shaw (BodyWorld) and Brecht Evens in conversation, Room B
3-4:30 p.m. – Signing: Kim Deitch (Alias the Cat), MoCCA Sketch Table
Sunday, April 10th:
4:30 p.m. – Panel: Reciprocal Influence: Comics and Graphic Design with Chip Kidd (Bat-Manga!), Room B
Additionally, on Saturday don’t miss Ben Katchor at the Pantheon Graphic Novels booth, #E1. Ben will be signing copies of his latest work, The Cardboard Valise, at 2:30 p.m. Fellow Pantheon authors David Mazzucchelli (Asterios Polyp), Josh Neufeld (A.D.), and Leela Corman (of the upcoming Unterzakhn) will also be at the festival and stopping by our booth.
This will be my MoCCA Fest debut, but if you made it to the show last year, you can expect to see some familiar faces as well. Stop by E1 any time to meet the staff, browse through our books, and hear about the exciting new titles we’re working on now.
Another special Pantheon perk for MoCCA-goers will be early copies of Daniel Clowes’s latest Mister Wonderful, available for sale at the booth before the book is available to the general public. With every Pantheon book bought you get a free Pantheon Graphic Novels tote bag. Should you already have a copy of any of our books, the bags are also for sale for $10 each.
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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.