2018 MoCCA Arts Festival Featured Guests

Scoop: The Society of Illustrators has shared the list of featured guests attending the 2018 MoCCA Arts Festival, taking place April 7-8 at Metropolitan West in New York City. These artists join this year’s previously announced Guests of Honor Roz Chast, Liniers, Mike Mignola, Nate Powell, and Andrew Aydin. All of these artists will participate in this year’s schedule of MoCCA programming.

Featured guests include Yvan Alagbé, the French artist and editor whose Yellow Negroes and Other Imaginary Creatures debuts at MoCCA from New York Review Comics. He will appear at MoCCA with both NYRC and with Frémok. Belgian cartoonist and editor Max de Radigues, whose account of his time as a fellow at the Center for Cartoon Studies was part of the Official Selection at the Festival International de la Bande Dessinée in Angoulême in 2012, will be there.

Another featured guest is Zinester-turned-graphic memoirist Nicole J. Georges, whose observations of self and setting have won over readers of Calling Dr. Laura and Fetch. Along with Dominique Goblet, who challenged assumptions about autobiographical comics with Pretending is Lying (New York Review Comics) and whose work continues to blur boundaries between the self and the other, truth and fiction, and fine art and comics.

International indie comics superstar Anna Haifisch, whose The Artist comics are serialized on vice.com will also be in attendance to promote her latest book, Von Spatz(Drawn and Quarterly). Additional guests include Jaime Hernandez, who entered the world of independent comics when he and his brothers published Love and Rockets #1. At MoCCA he will debut his first work for younger readers, The Dragon Slayer (TOON Books). In addition to Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Ann Telnaes, who has produced a distinguished body of traditional and animated editorial cartoons for The Washington Post and recently debuted her latest book, Trump’s ABC (Fantagraphics).

The MoCCA Arts Festival is a two-day multimedia event showcasing 400 exhibiting artists displaying their work, award-winning honorees speaking about their careers and artistic processes and other featured artists conducting workshops, lectures and film screenings. 

The festival is running April 7 from 11 AM to 7 PM and April 8 from 11 AM to 6 PM at Metropolitan West on 636 West 46th Street. Programming is just mere steps away at Ink48 on 653 11th Avenue.

Tickets are available at the door for $7 either day and will grant attendees access to the Fest including the Exhibitors Hall, on-site Gallery space, and programming. Children 10 and under are admitted for free.

For more information about the Society of Illustrators and the upcoming MoCCA Arts Festival, visit societyillustrators.org.