Just a brief guide to some publishers and creators and stuff to look out for!



First Second


11:15: PANEL: Kids Comics — with Jorge Aguirre, Giants Beware!
1:15: WORKSHOP: Checklist for a New Comic — with Matt Madden and Jessica Abel, Mastering Comics
2pm: SIGNING: Jorge Aguirre, Giants Beware!
4pm: SIGNING: Joe Infurnari, Mush!
5pm: SIGNING: Derek Kirk Kim, Same DifferenceSunday:
(exhibits 11am – 6pm)

11am: SIGNING: Dave Roman, Astronaut Academy
11:15: PANEL: Young Adult Graphic Novels — with Derek Kirk Kim, Same Difference, and sister-company guest-star Kevin Pyle, Take What You Can Carry
1pm: SIGNING: George O’Connor, Hades: Lord of the Dead
3pm: SIGNING: MK Reed, Americus


Fantagraphics Books

Saturday, April 28th
12:00 pm-1:00 pm       Josh Simmons / Kim Deitch / Olivier Schrauwen
1:00 pm-2:30 pm
         Drew Friedman
1:30 pm-3:00 pm         Nicolas Mahler
3:00 pm-4:00 pm        Michael Kupperman
3:00 pm-4:30 pm        Jason
4:30 pm-5:30 pm        Fredrik Strömberg / Hans Rickheit

Sunday, April 29th
11:30 am-12:30 pm      Fredrik Strömberg / Peter Kielland
12:30 pm-2:30 pm       Jason / Nicolas Mahler
2:30 pm-3:30 pm         Kim Deitch / Michael Kupperman
3:30 pm-4:30 pm         Hans Rickheit / Josh Simmons / Olivier Schrauwen

edit: We’re sorry to report that Josh Simmons and Olivier Schrauwen won’t be able to make it after all! 


Drawn and Quarterly: MOCCA Fest: Gauld, Forsythe, Sikoryak, debuts!

Saturday April 28th

11 am – 12 pm R. Sikoryak signing

11:15 am “Kids Comics” panel hosted by Sarah Couri of the New York Public Library. Matthew Forsythe, Jorge Aguirre, P. Craig Russell, Colleen AF Venable. Room A.

12 – 1 pm Matt Forsythe signing

12:15 pm Brian Heather interviews Tom Gauld and Nicolas Mahler. Room B.

1 – 3 pm Tom Gauld signing

3 – 4 pm Matt Forsythe signing

5:15 pm “Carousel” hosted by R. Sikoryak with Michael Kupperman, Domitille Collardey, Shannon Wheeler, Leslie Stein, and Lauren Weinstein. Voice actors: Julie Klausner, Dave Hill, and Scott Adsit.

Sunday April 29th

12 – 2 pm Matt Forsythe and Tom Gauld signing

4:45 pm “Euro-Comics: Kiki de Montparnasse and the French comics scene” with Jose-Louise Bocquet and Doug Wallace. Room B.

5:15 pm “Animation from Augenblick Studios and Ugly Americans.” R. Sikoryak with Aaron Augenblick and Devin Clark. Room A.


BOOM! Studios
SPACE DUCKS: AN INFINITE COMIC BOOK OF MUSICAL GREATNESS is Johnston’s debut graphic novel from BOOM! Town and Wieden+Kennedy Entertainment. Johnston, a long-time and dedicated fan of comic books, realizes his life-long dream of being a comic book artist with this release. In addition to the graphic novel, a Space Ducks app available through iTunes allows users to play their way through the comic narrative, game by game, chapter by chapter, unlocking animated films and Daniel’s new album as they go.

The BOOM! Town table will feature artists Daniel Johnston (Sunday only), Shannon Wheeler with a brand-new TOO MUCH COFFEE MAN volume, Rich Tommaso (SATCHEL PAIGE: STRIKING OUT JIM CROW), debuting his new OGN PETE AND MIRIAM, as well as KaBOOM! ADVENTURE TIME artists Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb.

P. Craig Russell, Terry Nantier, Brooke Allen, Neil Kleid and Papercutz’s own Rick Parker!

We’ll be debuting Craig’s new book, the eagerly anticipated fifth volume of The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde: The Happy Prince at the show, several weeks before it’s available anywhere else.

We’ll also have ten advance copies of the the signed and numbered edition of the book (How limited?  200 copies and the ten copies for sale will all be within the first twenty-five) which are quarterbound in real cloth and fine paper with a tip-in sheet signed by P. Craig Russell.  Also, it’s a tremendous opportunity to have Craig personalize your copy!


  1. Becky Cloonan and Dean Haspiel will be signing limited edition prints of their work at the powerHouse Books table [B6] on Saturday from 3-4. A third print by Peter Kuper will be available at his table throughout the weekend.

    The prints were made to celebrate the release of LEAPING TALL BUILDINGS: THE ORIGINS OF AMERICAN COMICS and all proceeds will benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.