While it seems like EVERY week is comics week in New York, with its high concentration of cartoonists and illustrators, the Society of Illustrators is making it official with a whole week of activities leading up to MoCCA Festival. You will not know where to go! Here’s the line-up — most of your party poop already in one place!

Tuesday, April 1

at Parsons the New School for Design, 2 West 13th Street, Bark Room
Guest speaker Ernie Gehr, filmmaker/animator
Free and open to the public

7:00 – 8:30pm
at the School of Visual Arts Ampitheater
209 East 23rd Street, Room 311
A panel discussion with Raina Telgemeier, Diane Noomin, Shelly Bond, and Alitha Martinez.  Moderated by Keith Mayerson.
This event is free and open to the public.  Registration required.

Wednesday, April 2 


The Draftsmen’s Congress at the New Museum2:00pm
235 BoweryThe New Museum has invited the Society of Illustrators to participate in a collaborative project called the Draftsmen’s Congress led by artist Pawell Althamer.  The Society has partnered with the National Cartoonists Society exclusively.  Members will take part in the making of one large drawing that will take up the entire floor of the space in the museum.

Thursday, April 3

MoCCA Arts Festival VIP Cocktail Reception
6:00 – 9:00pm
Society of Illustrators, 128 East 63 Street
Help us kick-off the MoCCA ARts Festival weekend.  Join us for a private viewing of the current exhibits Drew Friedman’s Old Jewish Comedians andJeffrey Catherine Jones.  Invitation only.

7:00 – 8:00pm
Strand Books, 828 Broadway
Acclaimed comics artist and writer Nick Abadzis will speak with comics journalist Tucker Stone, writer for
The Factual Opinion,
Comics Alliance, The Comics Journal and sales and marketing representative for Nobrow in the US.
Edie Fake Presents Memory Palaces
Bureau of General Services- Queer Division
hosted by Cage, 83A Hester Street
Chicago comics artist Edie Fake and Brooklyn publishers Secret Acres are pleased to debut a monograph of Edie’s recent gallery exhibition, Memory Palaces.  Edie will present his drawings and discuss the genesis behind his project, a radical reimagining of queer spaces in Chicago.

Friday, April 4

Fiona Staples at Midtown Comics,
6:30 – 8:00pm
64 Fulton Street

Join MoCCA Arts Festival Guest of Honor Fiona Staples at Midtown Comics downtown location.

at the SVA Theatre, Beatrice Theatr
333 West 23rd Street between 8th and 9th Avenues
Film screening and Q & A with MoCCA Arts Festival Guest of Honor
Robert Williams and Director Nancye Ferguson, moderated by culture critic and curator Carlo McCormick.
SVA students and Faculty free, $5 General Admission

at Bergen Street Comics, 470 Bergen Street
Join James Kochalka for the release of his new book!

Saturday, April 5


MoCCA Arts Festival 
11:00 – 6:00pm
at the 69th Regiment Armory
General Admission $5

After-Party and Awards Ceremony at the Society of Illustrators
7:00 – 11:00pm
128 East 63 Street
The Society is hosting an after-party open only to MoCCA Arts Exhibitors, Speakers, Special Guests, and Volunteers. We will also be announcing the winners of the MoCCA Arts Festival Awards of Excellence during a special presentation. Free admission for MoCCA Fest badge holders includes beer, wine and soda plus a small plates buffet.
Sunday, April 6
MoCCA Arts Festival
11:00 – 6:00pm
at the 69th Regiment Armory
General Admission $5


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