We’ve cobbled together a few press releases for more info on signings and so on for MoCCA. Can you tell we are looking forward to this show?

The Sixth MoCCA Art Festival is almost here, and the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art is proud to announce its schedule of artists who have agreed to draw for us at our Fundraising Sketch Table on the 7th Floor of the Puck Building –

Saturday, June 23rd:
1pm-3pm: Scott Hanna (Amazing Spider-Man, Uncanny X-Men, Thunderbolts)
3pm-4:15pm: Alison Bechdel (THIS YEAR’S GUEST OF HONOR – Dykes to Watch Out
For, Fun Home)
3:30pm-5pm: Dean Haspiel (The Billy Dogma Experience, American Splendor,Bizarro Comics)

Sunday, June 24th:
11am-Noon: Joe Matt (The Poor Bastard, Spent)
1pm-3:30pm: Joe Staton (E-Man, Doom Patrol, The Huntress, Scooby-Doo)
4pm-5:30pm: Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra: Assassin, Stray Toasters, Daredevil: End of Days)
4pm-5:30pm: Arthur Suydam (Marvel Zombies, Heavy Metal, Tarzan)

In addition to doing sketches for donations, Mssrs. Sienkiewicz and Suydam, two visionary painters in the comics medium, will use their time to collaborate on a single painting that will be auctioned off at a future MoCCA fundraiser! Come by the sketch table on the 7th floor and watch them work!

Also, although they couldn’t be with us at the show we will have original drawings graciously donated by FRED HEMBECK, RON GARNEY, KEITH KNIGHT and others for sale! So don’t forget to browse the portfolios as your waiting for one of the scheduled artists to crank out your favorite character.

Once again, the Festival will be at the Puck Building (293 Lafayette Street.) Admission is $8 a day, $10 for a weekend pass. MoCCA members get in for the entire weekend for $5.

Panels and Screenings
594 Broadway, Suite 401
10:30 – 6:00
Doors open at 10:00


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

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

10:30 am – 11:00 am Minx: The Face of Modern Fiction

11:00 am – 11:40 am Austin Grossman (author of 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. Er… don’t they first say that Keith Knight couldn’t be with them, and then that he’s doing a panel? Is Keef secretly Schroedinger’s cat? First there is a mountain, then there is no mountain, then there is?