by Betsy Gomez
This Saturday and Sunday, the 10th annual MoCCA Fest takes place in New York City, raising funds to benefit the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art. MoCCA functions to “promote the understanding and appreciation of comic and cartoon art as well as to detail and discuss the artistic, cultural, and historical impact of what is the world’s most popular art form,” and MoCCA Fest brings together an exciting array of creator guests, publishers, exhibitors, and fans of comics.
CBLDF Deputy Director Alex Cox will be on hand on Saturday, April 28, to present “A History of Comics Censorship,” a guided tour through censorship in comics, from Fredric Wertham’s Seduction of the Innocent to today. The panel takes place in Room A at 12:15 p.m.
Photographer Seth Kushner and writer Christopher Irving, the creators behind Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics, will also be at MoCCA Fest 2012. You can find both of them at the powerHouse Books table, B6, on Saturday (11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.) and Sunday (1:00 – 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 – 6:00 p.m).
Kushner and Irving will be signing books and selling exclusive Leaping Tall Buildings prints by Peter Kuper, Becky Cloonan, and Dean Haspiel. The sale of these prints benefits CBLDF’s First Amendment work. As an added bonus, Haspiel will be joining Kushner and Irving on Saturday from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., and Peter Kuper will be signing all weekend at his table, I1. You can get more details on the signings here.
Please join CBLDF Deputy Director Alex Cox and creator supporters Seth Kushner, Christopher Irving, Dean Haspiel, and Peter Kuper this weekend for MoCCA Fest 2012 at the Lexington Avenue Armory (68 Lexington Ave, between 25th and 26th Streets)!