WOW — so much going on, as usual. Luckily, with a little cab fare, you can party hop and see ‘most everything!
FRIDAY, APRIL 8
A full day of signings with Pascal Girard, Brecht Evens, Ben Kachor, Jillian Tamaki and MORE. Followed by:
STRANDICON presents a Celebration of The Comics Journal: A Conversation with Gary Groth, Kim Deitch, Tim Hodler and Dan Nadel April 8: 7:00PM – 8:00PM The Comics Journal has been the leading voice in comics criticism for nearly four decades. It launched an acclaimed new website in March 2011, including archives of the magazine’s 35-year history. In celebration, its editors Tim Hodler and Dan Nadel will lead a discussion on the history of the magazine and the medium of comics criticism with founding editor Gary Groth and longtime cartoonist and TCJ interviewee Kim Deitch.
Is someone recording this for posterity?
DRINK AND DRAW LIKE A LADY
Friday, April 8th, 2011 7:00 to 10:30pm 192 Books, 192 Tenth Avenue at 21st Street, NYC
This annual gathering of the distaff side of cartoonists gets bigger every year
Kick off your MoCCA Art Fest 2011 off in style at Drink & Draw like a Lady East! Have a drink and scarf down some hors d’oeuvres while you sketch, talk shop, and celebrate the best art form around. And don’t forget to bring minicomics, business cards, or postcards to trade! All ages are welcome!
PETER BAGGE AND LESLIE STEIN AT DESERT ISLAND
Friday, April 8th
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book signing & release party
7 – 10 PM
MoCCA Fest Kickoff Party
Friday, April 8 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm Sutra Lounge 16 1st Ave @ 1st St New York, NY
The event kicks off at 7:00 (Lewis and Stampfel start promptly at 7:30PM). There’s a $5 donation at the door, which will go to help keep MoCCA afloat. Special thanks to sponsors Top Shelf and Zip Comics–and artist Sean Pryor, who created the amazing poster art.
RAPID RABBIT RELEASE PARTY at Bergen Street Comics
Friday, April 8th starting at 8pm 470 Bergen Street Between Flatbush & 5th Avenues
Please join us this Friday, April 8th at 8pm as we host an opening reception of original art to celebrate the release of the awesome double-issue-flip-book anthology Rabid Rabbit #13 & C’est Bon Kultur #14. This latest anthology – “Square One” – will be available at Bergen Street the night of the reception, before it makes its official debut the next day at the MoCCA Festival in New York City. Creators from Rabid Rabbit & C’est Bon will be on hand to show off their original pages, sign books, and celebrate! We hope to see you! As always, fun and bubbly refreshments will be served!
SATURDAY, APRIL 9
MoCCA FESTIVAL 10th ANNIVERSARY FUNDRAISER AND WINETASTING
8-10 pm MoCCA, Soho, NYC
The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art – MoCCA – is proud to announce that, as part of it’s MoCCA Fest 2011 festivities and the museum’s 10th anniversary, a wine-tasting and fundraiser on Saturday, April 9, from 8:00 to 10:00 PM, at their SoHo location. The party is co-sponsored by the oenological comic “Corked”—a chronicle of the fictional Russian River Valley winery, Isinglas Cellars—and is part of a weekend of MoCCA Fest 2011 p…rogramming.
From “Corked,” the comic writer and winemaker Francis Sanders and artist/designer Dave Griffin will be pouring their award-winning “Corked” tie-in wines, provided by Winetasting.com. Griffin will also be available to draw caricatures.
The party will be held in the midst of MoCCA’s current related exhibitions, “Will Eisner’s New York: From The Spirit to the Modern Graphic Novel” (which showcases 100 pieces by the master graphic novelist) and “In the Spirit of Will Eisner: Creators influenced by the Legendary Cartoonist.” Both exhibits are curated by Denis Kitchen and Danny Fingeroth and are scheduled to run through June 30th.
“In the Spirit of Will Eisner” features art by an astonishing array of top comics artists, many of whom will be attending the fundraiser, whose work and careers were impacted by Eisner.
THE BISCHOFFS at PIANOS
8 pm 158 Ludlow St.
David Heatley’s band will be playing.
The Tavern of Ill Repute art show
Saturday, April 9th 7PM-1AM performances begin at 8pm I Made An Art 53 Richards St. Brooklyn, NY 11231
The Tavern of Ill Repute, a storytelling event, is a one-night art show occurring during the MoCCA Artfest with work by artists, new animation, performers, live music and a clown.
It will present the artwork of 15 cartoonists from the well-known to the newcomer, local NYC bands, singer/songwriters and Lower East Side performers.
The show will feature an animation playing the role of host, which will incorporate all the participants of the show into a single story about “the Tavern of Ill Repute.”
The event will be hosted at I Made an Art gallery, a 2010 Editor’s Pick by the New York Post, in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Produced by Aron Blue and curated by Adriano Moraes.
Peter Bagge: Art! What else?
Opens April 9th, 2011
Scott Eder Gallery18 Bridge St. #2i, Brooklyn
Opening reception Saturday, April 9th, 6-9pm
The Scott Eder Gallery is proud to announce an exhibition of artwork by Peter Bagge beginning April 9th and featuring published drawings and works on paper from all phases of Peter’s long career in alternative comix and non-commercial illustration, including album/CD art.
Bagge’s style moves to a fluid beat, incorporating elastic design with over-the-top characterizations and brutally honest portrayals of suburban and domestic landscapes. The ever-present humor and slick signature gags effortlessly poke fun at the subjects and the reader while at the same time coating the darker matter and message of his social commentaries. The best comedians make fun of us, but most people never know it…so it is with Peter’s stories and characters: there might be a rubber tip covering the syringe, but the prick is still there. Rarely matched by any other artist of his generation for this blend of humor, social/politcal viewpoints and cartooning bravado, Peter continues to spread his brand of graphic expression while maintaining the core style and evolving ideologies true to his game.
The show continues until May 5th, 2011.
STRANGE TALES RELEASE PARTY AND SIGNING
7-9 pm The Mad Hatter 360 3rd Avenue
Marvel Comics’ Strange Tales I and II are finally complete and collected! To celebrate this amazing assortment of alternative and independent cartoonists, the CBLDF and THE BEAT are hosting a party for contributors and fans! DON’T MISS OUT on this rare opportunity to meet this wide variety of creators, all in one fun spot!
Flyer by Paul Maubury
TINY TRIFECTA opening with Tara McPherson and 100 others
235 South 1st Street (between Roebling and Havemeyer)
Brooklyn, NYC 11211
Ladies and gentleman, I present to you the Grand Opening event for the Cotton Candy Machine… the TINY TRIFECTA!! When thinking of what to do for the first exhibition, I wanted it to be something magical, shiny and glorious, and what better way to make magic happen than to get 100 of my favorite artists together for a fun show! Featuring the art of Jessicka Addams, Esao Andrews, Jim Avignon, John Baizley, Shawn Barber, Gary Baseman, Andrew Bell, Leia Bell, Bongoût, Robert Bowen, Beast Brothers, Mike Budai, Casey Burns, Scott C, Joe Capobianco, Marcos Chin, Colin Christian, Sas Christian, Ciou, Becky Cloonan, David Cook, Dave Cooper, Jessi Cornett, Dave Correia, Molly Crabapple, Lana Crooks, Steven Daily, Daniel Danger, Camilla d’Errico, Stephan Doitschinoff, Huck Gee, Dana Glover, Dan Grzeca, Brian Ewing, Natalia Fabia, PJay Fidler, Justin Hampton, Kevin Hayes, Mark Heggie, Hero, Boris Hoppek, Jim Houser, Seldon Hunt, Jeremy Hush, Jordin Isip, Jeremyville, Aya Kakeda, Audrey Kawasaki, Lindsey Kuhn, Henry Lewis, Travis Louie, Lola, David Mack, Jim Mahfood, Steven Manale, Sara Antoinette Martin, Angie Mason, Dan May, Tara McPherson, Mike Mignola, Brandi Milne, Junko Mizuno, Buff Monster, Tomi Monstre, Michael Motorcycle, Kathie Olivas, Alex Pardee, Marion Peck, Brandt Peters, Joshua Petker, Nathan Pickett, Anthony Pontius, Little Friends Of Printmaking, Arabella Proffer, Noah Rice, Nathan Rice, Martha Rich, Jermaine Rogers, Paul Romano, Arik Roper, Martina Secondo Russo, Frank Russo, Jay Ryan, Mark Ryden, Isabel Samaras, Jon Schnepp, Mike Shinoda, Rafael Silveira, Greg Simkins, Skinner, Morgan Slade, Timba Smits, Shawn Smith, Jeff Soto, Nathan Spoor, Tofu Squirrel, Diana Sudyka, Fefe Talavera, Jill Thompson, Adam Wallacavage, Jonathan Wayshack, Eric White, Elizabeth Winnel, Martin Wittfooth, Chet Zar.
Opening Reception Saturday April 9th, 2011 7pm to Midnight
Shiiiiiit, SO much goodness at hand, and the hand stayed by prior obligation. Damn you obligation!
Lewis and Stampfel are supposed to be pretty damn good.