MoCCA takes place this June 23-24 and as usual, there is a great line-up of panels, although read the first paragraph of the release for the change in venue for panels only.

Please note: While this year’s MoCCA Art Festival will be held at the Puck Building (Houston/Lafayette), the programming will be held at MoCCA itself, located at 594 Broadway, just below Houston (two blocks from the Puck). Directions will be provided at the Festival.

Saturday, June 23

10:15 am – 10:55 am Paul Karasik on Fletcher Hanks

11:00 am – 12:15 pm D+Q Cartoonists’ Showcase
Gabrielle Bell, Anders Nilsen, Kevin Huizenga

12:20 pm – 1:25 pm Applying for Grants and Scholarships
Sponsors: Center for Cartoon Studies, Xeric Foundation

1:30 pm – 2:35 pm Festival Award: Alison Bechdel

2:45 pm – 3:55 pm Keith Knight

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Jeffrey Brown

5:05 pm – 6:10 pm Lauren Weinstein

Sunday, June 24

11:00 am – 11:40 am Austin Grossman (reading from his forthcoming novel, Soon I Will Be Invincible)

11:45 am – 12:45 pm Reportage, Memoir and Comics
David Axe, Brendan Burford, Greg Cook, and Ted Rall

12:50 pm – 1:55 pm AWP Roundtable
Gabrielle Bell, Alex Holden, Tom K., Jon Lewis, Aaron Renier, and Karen Sneider

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Kim Deitch

3:00 pm – 3:55 pm Craig Yoe

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Joe Matt

5:05 pm – 6:05 pm Nordic Animation Screening


  1. Is there a requirement for convention programming (or anywhere comics are being discussed) that means Lauren Weinstein must appear as a guest? Having seen her on multiple panels recently, it would be great to see somebody else fill that slot… As for Joe Matt, Alison Bechdel & Craig Yoe, count me in!

  2. I went for the first time last year, and was completely enraptured by all the different publishers and artists that I completely forgot to go to any panels. Hopefully I can be a little more economical with my time and see Alison Bechdel or Jeffrey Brown