MoCCA Arts Festival Gallery
The MoCCA Arts Festival exhibitor hall, located at Metropolitan West at West 46th Street between 11th and 12th Avenue, features a gallery of original art. Special guests and masters in the the field will display their iconic images on the second floor. Entrance to the gallery is included in the price of your entry ticket.
The Society is proud to display a selection of work by this year's Guests of Honor Roz Chast, Liniers, Nate Powell, and Mike Mignola.
Featured art by Roz Chast includes cartoons for The New Yorker and pieces form her award-winning books Going Into Town and Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant (Bloomsbury); Theories of Everything: Selected, Collected, and Health-Inspected Cartoons of Roz Chast, 1978 - 2006 (Bloomsbury); The Alphabet from A to Y, with Bonus Letter Z (Flying Dolphin Press), with Steve Martin; and many others.
A selection of pieces by Liniers from the Society's current exhibit "Art by Liniers: Macanudo, The New Yorker, and Good Night, Planet" will also be included in the on-site Gallery. This exhibition — Liniers’s first major exhibition in the United States—showcases pieces from Macanudo, Good Night, Planet, and The Big Wet Balloon alongside select process pieces and covers from The New Yorker. The exhibition Art by Liniers: Macanudo, The New Yorker, and Good Night, Planet was organized and curated by John Lind (curator of 2018’s The Art of MARCH exhibition and 2017’s Will Eisner The Centennial Celebrationretrospective) and Salvador Benedit.
Visitors to the Gallery will also have a rare chance to see illustrations from the MARCH trilogy, a series of graphic novels that portrays the story of Congressman John Lewis's experience in the civil rights movement as depicted by the pen of illustrator Nate Powell and co-author Andrew Aydin. This selection come from the Society's exhibit The Art of MARCH: A Civil Rights Masterpiece. MARCH is published by Top Shelf Productions, an imprint of IDW Publishing. The Art of MARCH: A Civil Rights Masterpiece exhibition is co-curated by John Lind (Creative Director, Kitchen Sink Books, an imprint of Dark Horse Comics) and Charles Brownstein (Executive Director, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund).
And also presenting a preview of work from the Society's exhibit THE ART OF MIKE MIGNOLA: Hellboy and Other Curious Objects. In this specialized exhibit, Mignola reveals some of his best pieces, providing viewers a look into his dark, spectral perspective. The MoCCA Gallery will feature highlights from his fan-favorite Hellboy series, as well as other spin-off titles including work from B.P.R.D., Abe Sapien, and Witchfinder. The Society is also pleased to feature samples from his award-winning comic books including the Eisner Award winner The Amazing Screw-On Head (Dark Horse Comics) as well as Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire (Bantam Spectra), co-written by best-selling author Christopher Golden. This special exhibit will include an array of comic pages, covers, and rarely seen original paintings by Mignola.