Friends of Lulu presents a night of Minx at MoCCA next week.
DC Comics has created a brave, brand-new world for teenage girls, and on Monday, July 9, the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art and Friends of Lulu present the editors and creators of Minx, who will talk about their exciting, innovative and decidedly girl-centric line of graphic novels.
Including The Plain Janes, The Re-Gifters, Good as Lily and Clubbing, the line, which launched in May, features established and new talent, who present manga-inspired stories that entertain while pushing a few traditional envelopes. The diverse characters range from The Plain Janes’ lively, covert art gang to Clubbing’s Charlotte, a spoiled London clubgoer who finds herself banished from the nightlife world.
The event’s group of panelists tentatively includes Karen Berger, senior vice president of DC Comics, DC marketing director Gayley Carillo, DC vice president of marketing John Cunningham and DC director of publicity David Hyde. The moderator will be Minx editor Shelly Bond, and the panel begins at 7 p.m. Admission is free to this Women & Comics/MoCCA Mondays event, which is sponsored by Friends of Lulu’s New York chapter and will feature a Q&A session with the audience.
Friends of Lulu is a not-for-profit organization which brings more women and girls into comic books as professionals and readers. The organization’s national Web site is www.friends-lulu.org, and the New York chapter, the most active FoL chapter, is based at www.friends-lulu.org/ny
The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts education organization dedicated to the preservation, study and display of all forms of comic and cartoon art. The museum promotes greater understanding and appreciation of the artistic, cultural and historical significance of comic and cartoon art through a variety of events, exhibitions and educational programs. The museum is located at 594 Broadway (between Houston and Prince Streets), suite 401, in Manhattan; take the B/D/F/6 to Broadway-Lafayette Street or the R/W to Prince Street. MoCCA exhibits are generally open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays from 12:00-5:00 p.m. General admission to the museum is $5 but free for MoCCA Members as well as children 12 and under. For more information about the museum or specific MoCCA events, exhibitions and programs, please visit the museum’s Website: www.moccany.org