Programming has been announced for this year’s MoCCA Festival, to beheld May 4-5 in NYC. Tickets can be purchased at the above link the poster by Michael DeForge has been unveiled, all systems are go.

As you can see from the below, the theme this year is “Art.”

Executive Director Anelle Miller says, “We are thrilled to offer two full days of discussion and learning to festival attendees and exhibitors. We have designed this year’s programming to be focused on the artists and their work and are honored to have so many talented and inspiring individuals involved.”
In addition to formal programming, we will also offer Table Talks on Saturday and Sunday in the Moving Image Lounge. Table Talks will feature special guests including Brendan Leach, Tim Paul, Lucy Knisley and artists from SelfMadeHero leading casual discussions and presentations.

2013 MoCCA Arts Festival Programming
Saturday, April 6
11:30 – 12:30
Art As Passion: Celebrating the spirit of comics through observation and reportage
Moderated by Dan Nadel with special guests Bob Fingerman, Miriam Katin and Stan Mack
1:00 – 2:00
Guest of Honor Bill Griffith in conversation with Paul Di Filippo
2:30 – 4:00
Art As History: Celebrating the role of counterculture comic artists in NYC 
Moderated by Paul Levitz with special guests Gabrielle Bell, Jules Feiffer and Peter Kuper
4:30 – 5:30
Art As a Mission: Society of Illustrators/MoCCA: Who we are, what we do, and how we do it.
Moderated by Anelle Miller and Peter de Seve with special guests Nora Krug, Arnold Roth and J.J. Sedelmaier
Sunday, April 7
11:30 – 12:30
Art As Profession: Creating, promoting, and making money in comics
Moderated by Heidi McDonald with special guests
1:00 – 2:00
Guest of Honor Jillian Tamaki in conversation with Ryan Sands 
2:30 – 4:00
Art on the Edge: Celebrating current creative innovation in comics
Moderated by Leon Avelino with special guests Zach Hazard, Annie Koyama and Mickey Z
4:30 – 5:30
Art in Motion: Celebrating the comics connection to animation
Moderated by Bill Plympton with special guests Signe Baumane and Joy and Noelle Vaccese 

PS: i do know who some of my special guests are on my panel — just couldn’t get them confirmed in time. You’ll read about it here when I can confirm!


  1. Psst…it’s April 6 & 7, not May 4 & 5. I’ll be there!

    Paul Levitz hosting a panel with Gabrielle Bell? Oooookay. I’m game, but odd choice.

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