Here are 5 comics to seek at MoCCA
Run by the Society of Illustrators and the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, the MoCCA Arts Festival 2013 features top indie cartoonists peddling their creative works.
With a slew of exhibitors and creators coming to the show, amNewYork has picked out some books you should seek out:
‘Zippy: The Dingburg Diaries’ by Bill Griffith
From MoCCA’s guest of honor comes this new collection of “Zippy” comic strips, including 2½ years of daily strips, as well as the color Sunday ones. (Fantagraphics) PANEL: Bill Griffith will be in conversation with Paul Di Filippo on Saturday from 1-2 p.m.
‘Copra Compendium’ by Michel Fiffe
Collecting the first three issues of “Copra,” this work by Brooklyn cartoonist Fiffe is a superhero title that finds inspiration in comics from his childhood. (Copra Press)
‘50 Girls 50’ by Al Williamson
This collection features classic sci-fi and fantasy comics from the legendary EC Comics of the 1950s. (Fantagraphics)
‘Noirness’ by Boulet
This French cartoonist — best known for his online comics (bouletcorp.com) — signs copies of his first U.S. published book. (AdHouse Books)
‘Relish: My Life in the Kitchen’ by Lucy Knisley
Foodies take notice: In Knisley’s new book, she takes you on her food journey, complete with illustrated recipes. (First Second) TABLE TALK: Lucy Knisley chats about her graphic novel on Sunday at 11:30 a.m.
‘My Dirty Dumb Eyes’ by Lisa Hanawalt
Underneath the awesome cover of this Brooklyn cartoonist’s debut book is a collection of gags, lists and other satirical comics for your amusement. (Drawn & Quarterly)
‘Nemo: Heart of Ice’by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill
From the writer of “Watchmen” comes the latest installment in “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.” Top Shelf Productions)
‘Double Fine Action Comics’ Volumes 1 & 2 by Scott C.
These comic collections from the art director of video games such as “Psychonauts” and “Brütal Legend” will bring you some serious laughs. (Oni Press)
If you go: MoCCA Arts Festival is at the 69th Regiment Armory on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 68 Lexington Ave., moccafest.org, $15 day, $24 weekend, $6 kids under 10.