Friday, March 25, 2016


The 2016 MoCCA Arts Festival image by Noelle Stevenson 

It's that time of year again-- the MoCCA Arts Festival 2016 is just around the corner, and the National Cartoonists Society's Manhattan Chapter will be there!

Join us at Table E 165 and meet Reuben Award-winning illustrators Ed Steckley and Ray Alma, NCS "Best Newspaper Comic Strip" Award-winner Isabella Bannerman, New Yorker cartoonist Farley Katz, Silver Reuben Award-nominee Maria Scrivan, Will Eisner Award-nominated cartoonist Mike Cavallaro, and others! We'll have books and original art for sale, including live caricature drawings that'll make you laugh 'til you cry, or maybe just cry!

MoCCA Fest 2016
April 02, 2016 - April 3, 2016
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Admission to the 2016 MoCCA Arts Festival is $5 per day. Tickets are available to purchase at the door. Cash and credit cards accepted.  Children under 12 are free.
Mere steps from the High Line, MoCCA’s new host venue, Metropolitan West, is located on West 46th Street. Mere steps from the Hudson River Greenway and the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, MoCCA’s new host venue will encompass two floors of exhibitor tables, a gallery of original art showcasing the work of special guests, and pop-up caf├ęs throughout the space.

Programming featuring panels by top artists and speakers focusing on current issues and trends will take place at Ink48, a boutique hotel located on the corner of 11th Avenue and West 48th Street. Overlooking the Hudson River, this contemporary hotel is found in the heart of Hell’s Kitchen and features spectacular views of the city skyline.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Will Eisner Influence - A Discussion With Will Eisner's SVA Students

The SVA Library and the National Cartoonists Society present a panel discussion on the influence of pioneering comics artist and longtime SVA faculty member Will Eisner. The event is part of Will Eisner Week, a worldwise series of events celebrating comics, graphic novels and the legacy of the comics visionary. Panelists include Al Nickerson, comic book writer and artist,  Joey Cavalieri (BFA 1979 Media Arts), writer, DC Comics senior editor and BFA Cartooning faculty member; John Holmstrom, cartoonist and founder of Punk magazine; Paul Levitz, writer, former president of DC Comics and author of Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel; and Joe Quesada (BFA 1984 Media Arts), illustrator and former editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics. The discussion will be moderated by Ed Steckley, Reuben Award-winning illustrator and president of the National Cartoonists Society, Manhattan chapter.

WHEN: Thursday, March 17, 2016, 7:30 – 9:00pm
WHERE: SVA Amphitheater, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd floor, New York, NY
FREE and open to the public