Fantagraphics heads to the mighty 2012 MoCCA Fest

by Jeff

jan121107 Fantagraphics heads to the mighty 2012 MoCCA FestMedia Release — Fantagraphics is heading over to the mighty 2012 MoCCA Fest this weekend, with so much awesomeness in store for you all! Visit us this Saturday, April 28th and Sunday, April 29th at the Lexington Avenue Armory in New York City!

First off, take a look at all the debuts we’re bringing! Many of these books won’t be in stores for several more months, and copies are limited, so make our table your first stop:

Angelman: Fallen Angel by Nicolas Mahler
Dungeon Quest 3 by Joe Daly
The Furry Trap by Josh Simmons
God and Science: Return of the Ti-Girls by Jaime Hernandez
Jack Davis: Drawing American Pop Culture (the fancy new printing!) by Jack Davis
• Jewish Images in the Comics by Fredrik Strömberg
New York Mon Amour by Jacques Tardi, Benjamin Legrand & Dominique Grange
Out of the Shadows by Mort Meskin; edited and designed by Steven Brower
• Tales Designed to Thrizzle #8 by Michael Kupperman

We’re excited to introduce another all-star cast of artists signing at our table:

Saturday, April 28th
12:00 pm-1:00 pm Kim Deitch / Olivier Schrauwen
1:00 pm-2:30 pm Drew Friedman
1:30 pm-3:00 pm Nicolas Mahler
3:00 pm-4:00 pm Michael Kupperman
3:00 pm-4:30 pm Jason
4:30 pm-5:30 pm Fredrik Strömberg / Hans Rickheit

Sunday, April 29th
11:30 am-12:30 pm Bendik Kaltenborn / Fredrik Strömberg / Peter Kielland
12:30 pm-2:30 pm Jason / Nicolas Mahler
2:30 pm-3:30 pm Kim Deitch / Michael Kupperman
3:30 pm-4:30 pm Hans Rickheit / Olivier Schrauwen

Find all of this, and even more, at the Fantagraphics booth, located at our usual spot at #J1, J2, K1, K2:

And hey! Check out these panels!

Saturday, April 28th

12:15 pm // With Nicolas Mahler and Tom Gauld: Brian Heater interviews two artists; Tom Gauld of Scotland, and Nicolas Mahler of Austria. (Room B)

1:15 pm // Checklist for a New Comic: A Guide to Getting Started: In this brief seminar, Jessica Abel and Matt Madden will walk you through the many considerations you should keep in mind when you embark on a new comic of any kind. Abel and Madden will help you strategize and come up with a working plan for your next project, and will cover: creative block and coming up with ideas; choosing a format and platform that makes sense; setting goals and scheduling your time so that you can reach them; finding an audience and looking for collaborators and/or publishers. So bring some paper and be ready to take notes on your next big (or small) project! (Room B)

2:15 pm // Klein Award Ceremony with Gary Panter: Gary Panter receives the 2012 Klein Award! (Room A)

3:15 pm // Hans Rickheit in Conversation: Brian Heater takes on Hans Rickheit — musician, performance artist, cartoonist. (Room B)

3:15 pm // A Nordic Roundtable with Fredrik Strömberg (SE), Peter Madsen (DK), Kaisa Leka (FI), Bendik Kaltenborn (NO) and Mattias Elftorp: The comics culture of northern Europe is brimming with energy, talent and innovation, among other things visible in the new anthology Kolor Klimax from Fantagraphics. Come and meet some of the Nordic artists present at MoCCA. (Room A)

5:15 pm // Carousel with Michael Kupperman, Domitille Collardey, Shannon Wheeler, Leslie Stein, Lauren Weinstein and R. Sikoryak: Live comics brought to life by cartoonists and a team of talented voice actors. With voices by Julie Klausner, Dave Hill, Scott Adsit. (Room A)

Sunday, April 29th

2:00 pm // A Discussion with Josh Neufeld and Shannon Wheeler: These two creators interview one another about their work in comics, especially as it relates to their approaches to documenting tragedy on the Gulf Coast. (Room B)

Be sure to drop by tables #J1, J2, K1, K2 to say hi to Jacq, Kristy, who is making her MoCCA debut, and Jen, the latest addition to the Fantagraphics Marketing team! See you at MoCCA!

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