The Society of Illustrators has just announced some details for the 2017 MoCCA Festival in New York. It will be held at the same place as last year – Metropolitan West – and will be held April 1-2.

UPDATE: revealed in a tweet, Penelope Bagieu will be the badge and poster artist!




This year’s featured Guests of Honor are:

  • Acclaimed French cartoonist Blutch, whose graphic novel Peplum marks his second English- language translation, makes his first ever appearance at a North American comics festival.
  • Cliff Chiang, known for his “fluid and confident storytelling” in work on comics including Human Target, Beware the Creeper, Wonder Woman, and Paper Girls.
  • Artist Becky Cloonan, whose best-selling comics include Demo, East Coast Rising, American Virgin, Gotham Academy, and many others.
  • Illustrator Drew Friedman, recognized for his body of comics work as well as his unforgettable caricatures of celebrities and legends, political figures and performers.
  • British comics artist David Lloyd, best known as the artist of V for Vendetta, written by Alan Moore, and the designer of the iconic Guy Fawkes mask since adopted by Anonymous.
  • American Born Chinese and Boxers & Saints author Gene Luen Yang, the current National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and a prestigious MacArthur Foundation fellow, who will appear on Saturday only.
So to recap….


(run around room waving hands)
Okay now that I’m sitting down again, this is a niece diverse line-up of guests, from both the international and domestic, indie and mainstream scenes.
Applications to table at the Fest are now available online, and will close on December 31st. Admission is $5 a day.
In case you are wondering, April 1-2 is the same weekend as WonderCon, Anme Boston, Albacon and Central PA Comic Con
After some travels and a few bumps, it’s good that MoCCA has settled into a home and a rhythm.  The show last year was more low key than some in the run-up but in the event was just as energetic and successful.