MoCCA Festival announces dates and new venue for 2016


Update: the correct dates for the show are April 2-3, not 3-4 as I originally wrote. MoCCA Festival, New York’s largest indie comics focused event, has announced a new venue for 2016: Metropolitan West, an event space located at West 46th Street between 10th and 11th Avenue. Programming will be held nearby at Ink48, a […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 4/20/15: Making money at crowded comic arts festival


  § There’s been some chatter over the last week or so over this public FB thread by Stephen Bissette about what he sees as exclusion of certain creators at indie comics shows. It sprang out of an older thread, and the conversation eventually includes Bill Kartalopoulos, who works with SPX and MoCCA, as well […]

Back from the Brink: Seth Kushner’s Secret Sauce


I’m not the kind of critic that likes to wax poetic about the production of a piece of art.  I believe that, although an artist’s life always influences their creations, a work should be judged on its own merits.  However, occasionally, as is the case with Seth Kushner’s comic anthology Secret Sauce, exceptions must be made. […]

Tonight @ Society of Illustrators: Is That Art?


This exhibit of works from Craig Yoe’s original art collection has already garnered stellar accolades – tonight you can see why. And that’s not all …

The Beat Podcasts! More To Come: MoCCA Fest 2014


Straight from the offices of Publishers Weekly, it’s More to Come! Your podcast source of comics news and discussion starring The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In this week’s podcast the More to Come Crew – Heidi “The Beat” MacDonald, Calvin Reid and Kate Fitzsimons – discuss this year’s MoCCA Arts Fest and Emerald City Comic […]

Joost Swarte, Marion Fayolle and Brecht Vandenbroucke join 2014 MoCCA Fest


Next year’s MoCCA Fest is shaping up to be a very interesting show as admission has been lowered to $5, and Bill Kartalopoulos has been brought on on programming director and international liaison. And given Kartalopoulos’s interest in foreign comics, the addition of three acclaimed guests from overseas—Joost Swarte, Marion Fayolle and Brecht Vandenbroucke—can only […]

MoCCA Party Poop


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. THURSDAY Kickstarter MoCCA Meetup! 8 pm If you like comics and are in Brooklyn, come […]

On the Scene: Eisner in the Snow at MoCCA/Society of Illustrators


With a nor’easter blowing in at increasing velocity on November 7th, a full house still turned out for the first of the newly partnered MoCCA/Society of Illustrators dinner and a movie events, this one complete with an informative panel discussion featuring the life and work of comics giant Will Eisner. The evening’s film, Will Eisner: […]