The Society of Illustrators has announced their Guests of Honor for the MoCCA Arts Festival 2018, taking place April 7th-8th at Metropolitan West in New York City.
This year’s featured Guests of Honor are:
Award-winning cartoonist Roz Chast, whose decades of New Yorker cartoons transformed that traditional format with her lively art and neurotic, contemporary themes. Most recently she has authored the best-selling graphic memoirs Going Into Town and Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?.
Argentine cartoonist Liniers, best known for his experimental daily strip Macanuda, which appears in the publication La Nación, and his children’s comics for TOON Books.
Mike Mignola, comic artist and writer behind the award-winning Dark Horse Comics series Hellboy. A third feature film adaptation of his comic book series is currently in production and due in 2019.
Nate Powell and Andrew Aydin, part of the trio behind the National Book Award-winning MARCH trilogy, a first-of-its-kind graphic novel about the highs and lows of the Civil Rights Movement told through the perspective of civil rights leader and U.S. Congressman John Lewis.
The Society of Illustrators says:
This group of artists exemplifies the limitless aesthetic and social power of comics and cartooning.
The MoCCA Arts Festival will take place April 7 – 8th from 11:00AM – 6:00PM at Metropolitan West (636 W. 46th St.) with programming at Ink48 (653 11th Ave).
Price of admission is $7 per day and will grant attendees access to the Fest including the Exhibitors Hall, on-site Gallery space, and programming. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Children under twelve are free.
More information about the Fest can be found here.
More about the Guests of Honor:
Argentine comic artist Liniers is the creator of over 20 books. His daily comic strip, Macanudo, combines the charm of Calvin and Hobbes with surrealism and lively formal experimentation. Well-known in Latin America, Macanudo has recently been collected in several English-language editions by Enchanted Lion Books. He has recently gained further acclaim with his books for children, Written and Drawn by Henrietta and The Big Wet Balloon, both published by Toon Books in Spanish- and English-language editions. In 2011 he founded the La Editorial Común, whose focus is to publish works by a diverse body of Argentine authors and artists, as well as foreign creators, with a focus on design. His artwork has also appeared on the cover of The New Yorker magazine.