cloonan mocca

This year’s MoCCA Festival is coming in a few weeks, April 1-2, with guests Gene Luen Yang, Blutch, Becky Cloonan and more. And the programming, curated by Bill Kartalopoulos, has just been released. You can see the full listings here , but the basic line-up is below. Programming takes place at Ink48 Hotel (653 11th Avenue at 48th street), a short, fresh-air affirming walk from the exhibits at Metropolitan West at 639 West 46th Street.

As always, it’s a fantastic schedule – I’ll be there for the Blutch and Modan talks for sure – seating is first come, first served, and the rooms are modest, so line-up early for popular programs!

12:30PM / Garamond Room
Reading Without Walls: Diversity in Comics
With Gene Luen Yang, Damian Duffy, Hazel Newlevant, and Whit Taylor; moderated by Jonathan W. Gray.
12:30PM / Helvetica Room
Drew Friedman: Heroes of the Comics
With Gary Groth, Al Jaffee, and Karen Green.
2:00PM / Garamond Room
Blutch in Conversation with David Mazzucchelli
Moderated by Bill Kartalopoulos.
2:00PM / Helvetica Room
Covering Trump: Steve Brodner Edel Rodriguez in Conversation
With Steve Brodner and Edel Rodriguez; moderated by Steven Heller.
3:30PM / Garamond Room
Fit to Print: French Artists in The New York Times
With Lucie Larousse, Mayumi Otero, Eugène Riousse, Simon Roussin, and Raphael Urwiller; moderated by Alexandra Zsigmond.
3:30PM / Helvetica Room
Cliff Chiang Q+A

Moderated by Paul Levitz.

12:30PM / Garamond Room
David Lloyd in the Spotlight
Moderated by Kent Worcestor.
12:30PM / Helvetica Room
Teaching Comics Internationally
With Jessica Abel, Guillaume Dégé, Ben Katchor and Merav Solomon; moderated by Bill Kartalopoulos.
2:00PM / Garamond Room
Rutu Modan and David Polonsky in Conversation
Moderated by Tahneer Oksman.
2:00PM / Helvetica Room
With Françoise Mouly and Nadja Spiegelman.
3:30PM / Garamond Room
Anthologies as Art: Kramers Ergot and Lagon

With Sammy Harkham and Alexis Beauclair; moderated by Bill Kartalopoulos.

3:30PM / Helvetica Room
Becky Cloonan Q+A

Moderated by Nathan Fox.