The Beat Podcasts! More To Come: MoCCA Fest 2014

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Tweet Straight from the offices of Publishers Weekly, it’s More to Come! Your podcast source of comics news and discussion starring The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In this week’s podcast the More to Come Crew – Heidi “The Beat” MacDonald, Calvin Reid and Kate Fitzsimons – discuss this year’s MoCCA Arts Fest and Emerald City […]

MoCCA Festival 2014 quick recap

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Tweet I’ll have a longer report (HA) later, but to hold you over here is Robyn Chapman’s MoCCA Festival wrap-up at The Tiny Report, which hits all the main points, including the big one, which was “Whoa! Charlie Brown!” PW Comics World also has a photo gallery up by Jody Culkin and Calvin Reid, including […]

MoCCA Party Poop: From Robert Williams to Pinball

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TweetCon be damned, it’s MoCCA Time — I’ll be running some previews and debuts througout the day — but here’s all the party poop you need to know about starting tonight. (I know there were a bunch of great events last night as well — On the Scene reports anyone?) FRIDAY Fiona Staples at Midtown […]

To Do Saturday: MoCCA after parties expand to include pinball

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Tweet If you are a MoCCA Fest old timer, you remember one of the fun parts of the Puck Building days was that after the show everyone went to Puck Fair, the excellent Irish Bar, across the street and the party continued there. This is a little odd for a New York show since events […]

The Beat MoCCA Festival Dining Guide — 2014 Edition: Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts

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Tweet Photo of Kalustyan’s via Five years of MoCCA at the Lexington Armory! We’ve seen a lot of pizza come and go. Although the area surrounding the Armory is both drab and expensive, because of its proximity to the Baruch College campus, there are several cheap and tasty eats nearby. Due to the whirlwind churn […]

MoCCA Festival announces programming schedule and new advance tickets for two panels

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Tweet The programming for this year’s MoCCA Festival (April 5-6) just went up. Designed by Bill Kartalopoulos, it’s a masterclass in comics with participants from around the world. This is grad school level stuff and I can’t wait! And neither can many others. For the first time, two of the panels, Art Spiegelman & Joost […]

Charlie Brown is coming to MoCCA Fest in balloon form

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Tweet Remember how we said there would be a lot to see at this year’s MoCCA Festival on April 5-6? Well, that includes the iconic Charlie Brown balloon usually seen at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. It’s just been announced that the 50.9-foot tall, 53.4-foot long and 29.4-foot wide balloon will be set up inside […]

MoCCA announces guests, exhibitors, debuts and more

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Tweet MoCCA Fest is just around the corner—April 5-6—and it’s going to be a pretty great weekend judging by the guest list. After a transitional first year under the Society of Illustrators, it looks like everything is going full speed ahead. In addition to previously announced guests of honor Alison Bechdel, Howard Cruse, Fiona Staples […]

It’s Comic and Cartoon Art week April 1-6 in NYC

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Tweet While it seems like EVERY week is comics week in New York, with its high concentration of cartoonists and illustrators, the Society of Illustrators is making it official with a whole week of activities leading up to MoCCA Festival. You will not know where to go! Here’s the line-up — most of your party […]

MoCCA Festival unveils key art by Fiona Staples

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Tweet New York’s MoCCA Festival kicks off on April 5 &6 at the Lexington Armory,and the key art by guest Fiona Staples has just been released. It’s a take off on Breughel’s classic Tower of Babel imagery except with flying carpets. That’s how MoCCA always feels to me. Along with Staples, Howrd Cruse, Robert Williams […]

Sad news for MoCCA Fest attendees: Baoguette has closed

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Tweet While walking around the ‘hood recently, I’d been noticing that Baoguette, the gourmet banh mi outpost on Lexington opposite the Armory, was ominously closed; today the construction notices and lack of signs made it final: Baoguette is no more. Opened in 2009 or so by celebrity chefs Michael Huynh and Thao Nguyen, Baoguette’s sandwiches […]