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Hey Mocca Attendees — to anyone who is hanging around New York for a day or two afterwards, here are some things you might want to check out. New York is a greenhouse of comics-y/arty events and there are several good ones going on right now.

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Will Eisner’s New York: From The Spirit to the Modern Graphic Novel
Really THE show to see, a comprehensive collection of some of Eisner’s most famous pieces; with a companion show with art by Neal Adams, Jules Feiffer and more.

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CARTOON POLYMATHS, Parsons School, Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery, 12th St and 5th Avenue.
A great, concisely-curated show that spotlights six visionary artists who have had an impact in multiple artistic disciplines. Possibly the only comics art show that ever got it’s own neon sign.

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CRUMB: LINES DRAWN ON PAPER, Society of Illustrators, 63rd and Lexington.
It’s Crumb. ‘Nuff said.

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Attempting to get away from the “kawai” cliche, cuteness is still the elephant in the room for this fine art show. Some breathtaking pieces of art — a giant city drawn in pen and inktaht took a year, a deer skeleton covered in tumors of crystal — that must be seen in person.

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A look at Rockwell’s photography and how it influenced his art. CLOSES SUNDAY.

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The Museum of Sex: STRIPPED
This Craig Yoe-curated show includes a fine run down of sexy comics from Tijuana BIbles to Jessica Fink.


  1. Danny Fingeroth says:

    Don’t forget the Will Eisner’s New York exhibit at MoCCA itself:

  2. Bill Kartalopoulos says:

    Thanks for mentioning Cartoon Polymaths! But jut a quick correction: the venue is at 13th st. and 5th avenue, not 12th and 5th.

  3. Mark H Wilkinson says:

    Possibly the only comics art show that ever got it’s own neon sign.

    Possessive “its” has no apostrophe.


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