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The Society is honoured to have Chris Ware as this year’s main visual artist for the eighteenth annual MoCCA Arts Festival. This strong, graphic image will appear on signage and promotional materials for the MoCCA Arts Festival, to be held on April 4th and 5th at the spacious and modern Metropolitan West located at 639 West 46th Street in Manhattan.
Ware is among the most critically-acclaimed cartoonists working today. Since his work appeared in RAW Magazine in 1990, he has published a number of ground-breaking works including the ACME Novelty Library series, Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth, Building Stories, and Rusty Brown. In addition to his graphic novel work, Ware has created over twenty-five covers for The New Yorker.
Ware will be attending the Fest as a Guest of Honor. Further scheduling information about his attendance will be available in future announcements. To learn more about Chris Ware and this year’s MoCCA Arts Festival click here.
About the Society of Illustrators and MoCCA Arts FestivalFounded in 1901, the Society of Illustrators and its Museum of Illustration together comprise America’s longest-standing nonprofit organization dedicated to the art of illustration. The mission of SI/MI is to promote the art and appreciation of illustration and its history and evolving nature through exhibitions and educational programs.
The MoCCA Arts Festival is a 2-day multimedia event, Manhattan’s largest independent comics, cartoon and animation festival, drawing over 7,000 attendees each year. With 400 exhibiting artists displaying their work, award-winning honorees speaking about their careers and artistic processes and other featured artists conducting workshops, lectures and film screenings, our Festival mission accelerates the advancement of the Society’s broader mission to serve as Manhattan’s singular cultural institution promoting all genres of illustration through exhibitions, programs and art education.
Where:Metropolitan West with programming at Ink48 (653 11th Ave)When:Saturday, April 4th | 11:00am – 7:00pmSunday, April 5th | 11:00am – 6:00pmTickets: $10 per day, $18 for weekend tickets, children under 10 free.