We’d just like to point out again that tomorrow, as part of the Festival of New French Writing , Francoise Mouly will interview Chris Ware and Marjane Satrapi. And it’s FREE. The event takes place at the Skirball Center, 566 LaGuardia Place (at Washington Square South). In other non-comics events through the festival, starting tonight, folks like E.L. Doctorow are also taking part, so you might wanna check it out if you’re into authors.

§ Speaking of books and so on, McNally Jackson Books is launching a Graphic Novel Reading series on March 5 (next week) with WATCHMEN.

§ And speaking of WATCHMEN, MoCCA is hosting a benefit screening on March 5, as well. Details below:

This once-in-a-lifetime evening begins with a VIP reception with special guests at MoCCA for our new exhibition The Art of Watchmen, continues with an advance screening of Watchmen at AMC 19th St., and concludes with a silent auction and an author signing of Watchmen Portraits by Clay Enos.

Tickets are $100, $75 for MoCCA members. Purchase you tickets today and receive a MoCCA membership – a $35 value!. If you are already a member, your membership will be extended. All proceeds from this special event go to support MoCCA programming.

This benefit screening of Watchmen will sustain us and enable our growth. And we want you there! To further our mission of promoting the understanding and appreciation of comic and cartoon art as well as to discuss the artistic, cultural, and historical impact of the art form, we ask for your support.

The funds raised from this special event will enable us to expand our education programs with youths and young adults, build our future exhibition schedule (including shows of Archie Comics; David Mazzucchelli; and manga, manhua and alternative comics in China, Japan, and Korea), and to reinforce our operations.

Please purchase your tickets to Watchmen today to ensure that MoCCA can continue to be the vital force in championing the art form. It is only with the assistance of our members and supporters that we are able to survive, thrive and grow. If you are not able to attend yourself, please consider purchasing a ticket to send one of MoCCA’s dedicated volunteers to the screening. It is a great way to say thanks for the hard work these individuals do for us all.

Tickets may be purchased on-line at www.moccany.org, in person at MoCCA or by phone, 212-254-3511, Tues. – Sat., 12-5pm.