Poster above is by Giselle Sarmiento.

SVA—the School of Visual Arts— holds a yearly mini comic-con for its senior class Fresh Meat. 
SVA has been a hotbed of cartooning since it was founded back in 1947 by Tarzan artist Burne Hogarth and Silas H. Rhodes. Notable comics alums are literally too numerous to begin to mention, but range from Kyle Baker to Dash Shaw to Raina Telgemeier. And the next one may be at this show.

And here are the deets:

Fresh Meat is the School of Visual Arts’ annual in-house comics fair, where our talented artists exhibit and sell their own self-published works.

This event is free and open to the public.

WHEN: Friday, May 1st from 6:00PM-9:00PM
WHERE: SVA Student Center, 217 East 23rd Street
(Between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)

Organized by Cartoon Allies, a student-run organization at SVA, Fresh Meat has been the annual highlight of SVA cartoonists and illustrators for more than a decade, providing students with the opportunity to exhibit their self-published works and to transform the student lounge into a bustling marketplace of unique comics.

This event began in 2001 as the SVA Comics Festival, first organized by Raina Telgemeier, who was our ambitious student body president and is now a New York Times bestselling cartoonist (Smile, Drama). This first event featured such exhibitors as Dash Shaw (BodyWorld) and Tintin Pantoja (Who is AC?), and has since hosted other notable alumni such as Jess Fink (Chester 5000, We Can Fix It!), Liz Baillie (Freewheel), David McGuire (Gastrophobia), Edwin Huang (Skullkickers), Allison Strejlau (Regular Show), Laura Knetzger (Bug Boys), Gus Storms (EGOs), and Molly Ostertag (Strong Female Protagonist). Fresh Meat continues to be the premier event to meet the rising talent in the next generation of cartoonists.