This weekend I am heading to New York City for the 2016 MoCCA Arts Fest, a show I have been tabling at since 2005. It will be my first comics show in more than a year so I am very excited to get back out there.
It's going to be a busy weekend! MoCCA is now run by The Society of Illustrators and in conjunction with MoCCA this year, they also have an exhibit up in one of their galleries called The Center for Cartoon Studies: Ten Years of Fellowship which runs from February 23 - April 30. I've got some rare Basewood originals up in the exhibit along with work by the other amazing CCS Fellows. There will be an party for the exhibit on Friday April 1 at 8pm, which is open to the public. I will be there with bells on!
As part of the CCS exhibit, I drew a brand new, 12-page minicomic called "Location, Location, Location" which every single person who comes to MoCCA will get a copy of... for FREE! It's about the difference between trying to draw comics in New York City (which I did for four years) and trying to draw comics in Vermont (which I also did for four years).
Saturday and Sunday I will be at the MoCCA Fest, exhibiting at Table E-176 along with Greg Means of Tugboat Press. I will have copies of my new Weezer Fan collection and Basewood, along with issues of Phase 7 and Drop Target Zine. If you are in New York City this weekend, please swing by!
On Sunday at 3:30pm in the Helvetica Room I will be moderating the Center for Cartoon Studies: Ten Years of Fellowship panel, which will include fellows: T. Edward Bak, Julie Delporte, Chris Wright, Sophie Yanow, Connor Willumsen and Max de Radiguès.
Coincidentally, weezer will also be in New York City this weekend, promoting their new album which comes out on April 1. They've got appearances lined up on the Today Show and on Jimmy Kimmel. I won't be able to catch any of these, but it will be cool to know they are in the area. If you see me with my headphones on behind my table at MoCCA, you'll know what I'm listening to!
Anyway, LOTS of cool stuff happening in New York this weekend! I hope to see some of you out there!!!