Where To Find Me At MoCCA This Weekend

Categories:  Events

Hard to believe, but it’s already MoCCA time. The annual festival for the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art is happening this Saturday and Sunday at Manhattan 69th Regiment Armory. The quickest answer to the “where will you be this weekend” question is: pretty much everywhere. There are, however, a few times in which it will be slightly easier to pin me down than other. They are as follows:

Saturday April 10th

At 4:00, I will be moderating the following panel:

Best of the 00s: Artists On their Favorite Comics of the Decade
A cross section of comics luminaries, including Eric Reynolds (Fantagraphics), Nick Bertozzi (Houdini: The Handcuff King), Alex Robinson (Box Office Poison), Becky Cloonan (Demo, American Virgin), and more, discuss their favorite books of the past ten years.

At 5:15, I’ll be sticking around the panel room to help introduce the participants of this thing:

The MoCCA Live Strip Show: Actors Perform Indie Funnies
Featuring the art of: R. Sikoryak, Michael Kupperman, Kim Deitch, Gabrielle Bell, and Emily Flake.
The MoCCA Live Strip Show: Actors Perform Indie Funnies
Top talent from the world of standup comedy, animation, film, and radio come together to perform live versions of strips from Kim Deitch (Boulevard of Broken Dreams), Michael Kupperman (Tales Designed to Thrizzle), Gabrielle Bell (Lucky), R. Sikoryak (Masterpiece Comics), and Emily Flake (Things Ain’t Gonna Smoke Themselves). Featuring the voices of Jon Glaser, Sam Seder, and Sara Benicasa.

At 9:00, I will be DJing the after party. More info available here.

Sunday April 11th

At 2:00 I’m moderating this,

Sequential Activism: Saving the World One Panel at a Time
Bill Ayers (To Teach: The Journey in Comics), Peter Kuper (WWIII Illustrated, Oaxaca), Josh Neufeld (A.D.: New Orleans After The Deluge), Tom Hart (Hutch Owen), and Ward Sutton (Sutton Impact) join moderator Brian Heater (Daily Crosshatch) to explore the history of subversive political comics, from political cartoons to World War III Illustrated.

And at 5:15, I’ll help introduce this,

Moving Pictures: Sunday Evening Animation Spectacular
It’s been a long weekend, hasn’t it? What better way to celebrate another successful MoCCA Fest that by taking a load off and enjoying a selection of short animated films from Bill Plympton (Idiots and Angels), Signe Baumane (Birth, Veteranarian), Michael Kupperman (Snake and Bacon), Kolbeinn Karlsson (The Troll King), and more!

Come by and say hello!

–Brian Heater