5 Worlds book one: "The Sand Warrior", comes out from Random House Children's Books on May 2nd. Written by Mark Siegel and his brother Alexis Siegel. Art by Xanthe Bouma, Matt Rockefeller, and Boya Sun.
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Abrams ComicArts publishes groundbreaking graphic novels and illustrated books about the creators and the history of comics art, animation, and cartoons.
Ada Price is a cartoonist and illustrator based in New York City. Her comics focus on people’s relationships and people’s shifting perspective of themselves and others. Her most recent comics are Caligula, about the friendship between the Roman emperor Caligula and his horse, and The Everyday Death of the Everyday Saint, based on the gruesome deaths of saints.
Alden Viguilla is a freelance illustrator and printmaker originally from the Philippines and currently based in New Jersey. I make silkscreen prints and zines that takes inspiration from all kinds of Heroes, Villains, and the Cutesy.
Alexa Sharpe is a California-based Illustrator who specializes in book and sequential art. Her work delicately walks the line between beauty and horror, as she creates haunting series for fantastical stories like The Grimm Brother's 'Godfather Death' and Angela Carter's 'The Bloody Chamber'. Her current comic 'Dream Dossier', and much of the rest of her repertoire, chases the strange and supernatural across a backdrop of historical 19th century decadence.
Alexandra Filipek is a New Jersey based illustrator and comic artist whose work is based on nature and times when people lived closer to it. Historical themes are also prevalent in her work, especially the Bronze Age and Medieval time periods. She draws inspiration from the dramatic painterly techniques of the Romantic Movement despite working digitally. She loves a good neolithic comic as well!
AGLENNCO is a New Jersey based illustrator who haunts every cemetery simultaneously. She makes zines and comics about true stories, as long as you are willing to believe folklore, ghost stories, and myth.
i am a freelance illustrator, designer, and printmaker currently residing in the new jersey. i craft both traditional and digital works intended to be overall hauntingly or playfully beautiful. mostly, i work with a lot of bands, creating promotional posters, album artwork, merchandise designs, and more.
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Alfonso de Anda is a Mexican illustrator based in New York, currently attending the School of Visual Arts Illustration as Visual Essay MFA program. His narrative driven work explores the possibilities of storytelling through still, animated and sequential images.
Alisa Harris makes comics about cats (The Collected Counter Attack!), vegetarian recipes (Cooking Up Comics), and her post-art school days of living in almost every borough of NYC (Urban Nomad). By day she is an animator, designer, and storyboard artist for a web-based, educational company.
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Allison Conway is an illustrator based in Upstate New York and a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design. Her work has been published in The Boston Globe and Vice. You can check out her recent comic series about a pillbug on Vice Comics. Her detailed illustrative style explores the serious and the fanciful, often combining elements of both horror and humor to convey her message.
Alyssa Jo Varner
Alyssa is a graphic designer, illustrator, and cartoonist living in Brooklyn. She is the writer and artist behind the series "Blown Away." Her graphic essay, "Foraging," was published in Hobart literary magazine in 2017. She has also written a horror comic forthcoming from So What? Press.
Alyssa Scerra is an illustrator and educator. When not shopping for lasers, phasers, and the occasional power ring she is drawn to sequential storytelling and bitting humor.
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Amanda Tolentino is a 3D and visual development artist based in New York City. She graduated from the School of Visual Art's Computer Art, Animation, and VFX department with her first short film, "Hanami". Since then, her film has been accepted to festivals such as the Festival TOFUZI, FreeNetWorld, and The Short Film Corner at Festival De Cannes. In her spare time, she enjoys joining zines, gallery shows, and brewing up whimsical, fun, and colorful crafts for her Etsy shop.
A graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies, Amelia is a history buff from Rhode Island who gives tours of a haunted mansion by the sea by day and makes comics about the sea by night.
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Angela Rizza is an illustrator based in upstate NY. Her work is influenced by the wildlife around her home, and her favorite stories she read growing up. When working on children's books, she creates images that appeals to her inner child, drawings with lots of details, color, and quality that captures the attention of the viewer. Her intricate work is hand drawn in ink and color is applied digitally, and sheis greatly influenced by classical storybook illustatrors and her favorite plants.
April Malig is a cartoonist and zine maker from California, living in Queens. She is most known for her fluorescent poetry photo comic zines and being on twitter a lot. Also April really likes fancy bakeries and potato salad.
Bill Roundy is a cartoonist, nerd, and alcohol enthusiast. He draws reviews bars and cocktails in his comic strip "Bar Scrawl" for the Brooklyn Paper, shares his life in the webcomic "The Amazing Adventures of Bill," and draws cute boys and monsters in mini-comics. He lives in Brooklyn.
Birdcage Bottom Books
We are both a publishing company and a distro representing nearly 100 self-publishing artists and small-presses. Our focus is on handmade comics, prints and apparel, often limited editions using customized printing techniques. Our artists include Derf Backderf, Melinda Tracy Boyce, Josh Burggraf, Vincent Flückiger, Victor Kerlow, John Kerschbaum, Sara Lautman, Dakota McFadzean, Ben Snakepit, Noah Van Sciver, Jamie Vayda, Aaron Whitaker & J.T. Yost
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Bizhan Khodabandeh moves freely across the professional boundaries as designer, illustrator, artist & activist. Khodabandeh is particularly fascinated by how art and design can be a catalyst for social change - which is reflected in many of his comics. Khodabandeh has received recognition for his work in multiple publications including a silver medal through the Society of Illustrators.
Blutch is a renowned French cartoonist, who won the Grand Prix of the Festival International de la Bande Dessinée d'Angouleme in 2009. His work has been published in French comics magazines such as FLUIDE GLACIAL and À SUIVRE, as well as in several books by publishers Cornelius, Dargaud, Dupuis. His series, PEPLUM, was recently published in English by New York Review Comics and Europe Comics is releasing in English and digital format some of his other books.
Brooklyn Draw Jam
Brooklyn Draw Jam, repped here by cartoonist/illustrators Jess Worby, Gant Powell, Jason Das, Brian Elig and more, is a collaborative drawing free-for-all on first Mondays, 7-10 pm at Shoestring Studio (640 Classon Ave). Participants create jam comics and other drawing experiments. All are welcome to join. Initial sales go towards accumulated costs and helping Shoestring keep its doors opens as a print shop, gallery, and event space. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or look us up on Facebook.
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C Cassano is a Philadelphia-based artist and former member of Hang Dai Studios in Brooklyn, NY. She has been nominated for an Eisner Award for co-adapting John Leguizamo's Ghetto Klown into a graphic novel, contributed to the anthologies RESIST!, A.P.B.- Artists Against Police Brutality and Schmuck, as well as self-publishing her own mini-comics. She is currently working on a new graphic series, titled Pawnland.
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C Cassano is a Philadelphia-based artist and former member of Hang Dai Studios in Brooklyn, NY. She was nominated for a 2016 Eisner Award for co-adapting John Leguizamo's Ghetto Klown into a graphic novel, and has contributed to RESIST!, A.P.B.- Artists Against Police Brutality, and Schmuck anthologies, as well as self-publishing her own mini-comics. She was an Artist-in-Residence at Yaddo and The Atlantic Center for the Arts, and is currently working on a new graphic series, titled Pawnland.
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C.M.Butzer is a cartoonist, illustrator, and printmaker. He has illustrated books, book covers, and is the author and artist of "Gettysburg. the graphic novel" published by Harper Collins. He also creates a wide variety of screen prints, handmade books, art zines, and mini-comics. He lives and works in Hilo, Hawaii.
Carey Pietsch is a Brooklyn-based cartoonist. She drew Lumberjanes 29-32 and the Mages of Mystralia webcomic. She's currently working on The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins! Carey also makes original comics about magic and empathy, plays too many tabletop games, and listens to a lot of good podcasts about them.
Carolyn Belefski and Joe Carabeo (Curls Studio)
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The Curls Studio team of writer Joe Carabeo and illustrator Carolyn Belefski are on a quest to give comic book readers a lethal injection of their own brand of entertainment. Armed with a galaxy of original troublemaking characters in their books French Fry Club, The Legettes, Black Magic Tales, and Curls -- Carolyn and Joe are here to make comics fun again! Carolyn’s freelance illustration and design clients include Boom! Studios, Clorox, US National Archives, The White House, and more.
Cassey Kuo is a freelance 2D character designer, illustrator. She is armed with a keen eye for design, gesture, and anatomy to help her cultivate the imagination and drive to diligently create immersive worlds, memorable characters, and compelling stories.
Celia Lowenthal is a New-York based illustrator and sequential artist often noted for her twin penchants for pattern and puffy period sleeves. Her primary inspirations are textiles, historical costume, the problems of anxious masculinity in "Hamlet", and moody castle-ruins on the prototypical moor.
Chrisila Maida is an illustrator and writer from Brooklyn who loves hand-lettered sarcasm, and ladies flirting with skulls. She often fills her work with as many antique collections, superstitions, beards, and tattoos as possible.
Christopher Lucero is a New York City born and based illustrator, comic artist, print maker, and designer. Never liking the idea of leaving NY, he received a BFA in Design and Technology and a minor in Printmaking at Parsons School of Design. Out of school, Chris is constantly creating imagery that combines epic adventures and fantasy with weird humor. He now works as a freelancer and occasionally screen prints on his coffee table.
Illustrator and designer working out of the Boston, MA area. Corinne's work explores the natural realms, bringing to life unique interpretations of beauty through visual metaphors, colors and forms. Her work has been honored in annual competitions such as Spectrum, SILA, 3x3, and the SOI, and found its way into several West coast galleries and magazines. When she isn't working, Corinne often finds herself in the garden, in the woods, or "researching" PC games.
Cuddles and Rage
Liz & Jimmy Reed are the husband and wife team behind Cuddles and Rage, a disturbingly cute comic about food and animals. They're best known for their mixed media style, telling stories through both illustrations and sculpted dioramas. Their work has been featured on NPR, BuzzFeed, and Huffington Post. Their debut picture book, Sweet Competition, was released in November 2016 with HarperCollins.
Czap Books is a micro-press dedicated to celebrating the poetic, the personal, and the weird in a diverse ecosystem of comics. What that means to us is that we support artists who pull from a wide net of influences and explore what the medium is capable of.
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Damian Duffy, cartoonist, writer, and comics letterer, is a PhD student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a founder of Eye Trauma Studios (eyetrauma.net). Along with John Jennings, Duffy has curated several comics art shows. He has also published scholarly essays on curation, new media, diversity, and critical pedagogy. He is the adaptor for the New York Times #1 bestselling graphic novel, Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaption (Abrams ComicArts).
Dana Zemack is a comic artist, illustrator and animator, and has been making stick figure comics since she was 12. She will be debuting her first book, How I Feel Today: Comics About Everything, at MoCCA Fest 2017. How I Feel Today started as a web series in 2010.
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Dean Haspiel won an Emmy award for his work on HBO's "Bored To Death," is a Yaddo fellow and was a Master Artist at The Atlantic Center for the Arts. "Dino" helped pioneer personal webcomics and has written, drawn and collaborated on many superhero comic books and literary graphic novels for Marvel, DC/Vertigo, Archie/etc., while creating The Red Hook, and Billy Dogma.
Devon Bragg is a digital freelance illustrator majoring in Illustration at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore Maryland. Her edgy and color saturated work brings awareness to inequalities she believes need more emphasis on being solved in day to day life such as: women's inequalities, diversity, body positivity, redefining femininity, POC racism and celebrating self love while portraying people as they really are in an empowering manner.
Diana H. Chu
Diana is an image maker currently decamped in Baltimore, MD. She explores visual and poetic art with deep reverence for capturing the intangible with analog media. She is currently pursuing an Illustration Practice MFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Dingding Hu is a New York based illustrator and designer. She is a life observer, color lover, and storyteller who is aimed at making juice out of everyday ordinary. She specializes in illustrating scenes, characters and objects, as well as designing influential concept. Dingding has exhibited her work around the world, received a silver medal from Comic and Cartoon Annual, and created a product collection: Hu is Hungry.
EHA Comics (with Pie Club)
Illustrator/cartoonist Eddie H. Ahn is based in San Francisco, CA. His children's science fiction series "Wish the World" is ongoing, and his most recent illustration work can be seen on instagram (@ehacomics).
Grown in the Southeast and soon to be graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Eleeza juggles working in illustration, comics, and visual development. Sadly, actual juggling is not an included skill.
Eli Neugeboren is the author of Sharkary vs Tsunami Crab, Volume II: Hurricane Island. His books include Sharkary vs. Tsunami Crab Volume I, The Long Shadows, and Tidewater. He has an ongoing social media series called #drawingthenews. His work jumps genres and could be defined by a persistence of excessive line work. Eli is an illustrator and professor who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY with his wife and sons (who are the inspiration for the boys in Sharkary).
Ellis Rosen is a cartoonist and illustrator living in Brooklyn, NY. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review and The Millions. He is the illustrator of a children's chapter book, Woundabout, from Little, Brown and a contributor to the Eisner-nominated graphic anthology Yiddishkeit: Jewish Vernacular and the New Land.
Emily and the Yea Girls
The YEA Girls is a NYC-based studio collective run by a plucky trio of 20-something-year-old illustrators who are ready to take on the world. The artists behind the acronym--Yan Gabriella, Erica De Chavez and Angeli Rafer--met by chance at a networking event, and since then have worked together on exciting collaborative comics and zines. Also joining this trio is Emily Dahl, an East Coast Illustrator coming to the big city for this year's festival.
Originally from Texas, Emily draws inspiration from all the places where she has lived which includes Minneapolis, MN; Miami, FL; Tromso, Norway; and now Baltimore, MD. Her work, primarily personal narrative comics, is informed by experiences and relationships developed in these different places. She loves to draw people and also loves to roller skate.
Emma Wasielke & Che Saitta
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Emma Wasielke and Che Saitta are pals and classmates at FIT's MFA in Illustration program in New York City. Emma and Che share a love of drawing, printmaking, and animating. Emma's work can be found in the form of zines left behind in places throughout the city, and Che's illustrations are frequently featured on VICE and Motherboard. Their work can be viewed at emmawasielke.com and chesprints.com, or follow them on Instagram at @emmmyyyyyyyyyyyyy and @che_sz.
Launched in November 2015 by a coalition of 13 comics publishers from eight European countries, Europe Comics is working towards the creation of a pan-European comics catalog in English and digital, a website with comics information for both readers and professionals and the organization of author tours and events across Europe and the USA.
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Fernanda Sanovicz is a Brazilian graphic designer and illustrator. Passionate about drawing in location, and working mainly with printmaking, she designs posters, editorial illustrations, and handmade books. After more than three years living in New York, Sanovicz is deeply influenced by the city's frenetic rhythm. Her pieces are somehow a document of daily life happenings.
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First Second Books is a publisher of great graphic novels for every reader. From kids to teens to adults, across genres of science fiction and fantasy to romance, mystery, nonfiction, memoir, and more, First Second has a graphic novel for everyone who loves to read.
Fitness Club is a team of four fit and trim artists from Brooklyn and Queens, NY. Diana Schoenbrun is a powerhouse aerobics instructor who illustrates children's books. Laura Boren enjoys feelin’ good, “sweatin’ to the oldies” and illustrates life as it occurs to her. Ligang Luo knows in order to stay buff and beautiful you have to work fast — hands to pencil to paper. Josh Fronk works out his muscles while drawing to 80's metal with a fury that would make Kirk Hammett gawk.
Fuzzy Poet by Drew Gold
I'm an Author and Artist working in a variety of media. Made in England & raised in NYC, my books are loaded with humor and life observations delivered by way of a few words and bold, rendered panels. With a sweet subtle approach, I hope to excite you, please you and broaden your imagination and sense of what picture books and comix art can be.
Gideon Kendall is the creator of two series: WHATZIT, a sci-fi/horror epic and WAIT…It Gets Worse, an anthology of mostly humorous auto-bio stories done in collaboration with Doug Latino and a range of other artists. He is currently working with Josh O’Neill (Locust Moon) on Marley’s Ghost, Harvey Kurtzman’s unfinished adaptation of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, coming this fall from Kitchen Sink/Comixology. He is the artist of Mega-Ghost, an all-ages bi-monthly title written by Gabe Soria.
Giselle Sarmiento is a New York based visual storyteller who specializes in making comics. Her great love of the medium and storytelling grew out of the great love for escape and imagination she discovered while discovering manga, cartoons, animation and American comics. She loves creating works that focuses on female protagonists who come in all shapes and sizes along with themes including magic, adventure and humor. She has a soft soft for magical things and cute things.
Glynnis Fawkes was a winner of the MoCCA Arts festival Award in 2016 for AlleEgo, a memoir about a first trip to Greece, and her comics for Muthamagazine.com were nominated for an Ignatz Award also in 2016. Greek Diary (debuting at MoCCA) is about daily life on an excavation and how a family vacation elicits memories of life before children. Her book of comics about her children, Reign of Crumbs, will be published by Kilgore in April.
Gregory’s book B+F was awarded the MoCCA’s inaugural Award of Excellence at MoCCAFest 2013. An expanded version of B+F was published in the autumn of 2013 by Adhouse Books (USA) and Editions çà et là (France). The long form edition of B+F was selected for the Society of Illustrators first Comics and Cartoon Art Annual in 2014. SMOKE was released in 2015. It received a starred review from Publishers Weekly and was selected for the Society of Illustrators Comics and Cartoon Art Annual in 2016.
Haan’s comics blend elements of noir, dystopian fiction and absurdism. They tell stories of small people in big worlds, of people stuck in existential prisons, and of quiet lives punctuated by violence. His newest comic, “Noodle Fight”, is about a bloodsport where skinny men fight each other for money. It follows different characters as they struggle for success against a backdrop of hip hop and drug cartels in the early 90’s. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife, baby daughter and dumb cat.
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Hadar Reuven is a visual artist and storyteller employing a variety of mediums; collage, painting, installation, video, sound, graphic novels and artist books. Her work has been exhibited in eight solo shows, in group shows and published internationally. She participates in comics festivals as part of The Humdrum Comics Collective. She is an alumna of the postgraduate fine arts program at The Midrasha.
Haejin Park is an illustrator and comic artist based in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 2015. Her zine ‘BOX’ was published by Pyrite Press. She self publishes her comics regularly, ‘Mirror Boy’ will be debuting at MoCCA 2017. Haejin is part of plum, an illustration collective. @haejinduck
Hair With Fist
Hair with Fist is the collaborative duo of Alexandra Beguez and Shalimar Luis. We specialize in zombies, llamas and outer space. Check out our work on our websites, alexandrabeguez.com and shalimarluis.com
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Hannah K. Lee was born to Korean immigrants and raised in the suburbs of Los Angeles, CA. She received a BFA in illustration at Parsons. Now in Brooklyn, she is a regular self-publisher of zines and art books, which contain personal work and experiments in letterforms and production. Stay tuned this fall for Language Barrier, a monograph of short comics and other fragments, published by Koyama Press. Until then, stop by to check out her latest posters, t-shirts, and zines!
Hannah Xenakis is an illustrator and artist living in Brooklyn, sharing her daily sketchbook drawings and other magical creations with the world via Instagram @hannahxenakis. She really enjoys drawing hairy femmes, magical girls, animals, bicycles and fruit.
Hayley Thornton-Kennedy is an East Coast based, West Coast born illustrator pursuing her MFA at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. Through comics, posters, and illustrations, her work explores personal narrative, as well as the current public narrative, with the overarching theme of feminine strength.
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Hazel Newlevant is a Portland-raised, Queens-residing cartoonist. Her comics include No Ivy League and If This Be Sin. She is the editor and publisher of Chainmail Bikini: The Anthology of Women Gamers. Her work has been honored with the Xeric Grant and the Prism Comics Queer Press Grant. She works as the Assistant Editor for Roar Comics. She likes to dance around, alone or with others.
Mayumi Otero and Raphael Urwiller are graduated of Strasbourg School of Arts (FR), founded the experimental Icinori editions, in which they’ve developed their own territory of creativity, they are working together or independently in a constant dialogue. Passionated of prints, nourished by popular imagery and contemporary art. Publishing their books through their own structure Icinori, exhibiting their drawings, they also enjoy commissionned works .
J.T. Yost founded Birdcage Bottom Books with the help of a Xeric Award in 2008. Although his focus is primarily on BBB, he still draws comics from time to time.
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Jacob is an illustrator and designer who strives for evocative and visually-striking imagery and bold storytelling in his comics work. Having a background in design pushes him to emphasize concepts in his work, to bring a deeper meaning under the surface that the audience can connect with and relate to. His work leans towards a darker nature, as those are the kinds of themes that those who can relate to need to see more of.
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Jasjyot Singh Hans is an illustrator unendingly inspired by an explosive neon mix of fashion, music and pop culture. He has a constant regard for all things past and a voracity for all that is current. His work chronicles around themes of body image, sexuality and self love. He is also exploring personal narrative through a series of comics/ zines. Having studied animation and freelancing for about five years, he is currently enrolled in MFA in illustration practice at MICA, Baltimore.
Jennifer Hayden is the Eisner-nominated author and artist of THE STORY OF MY TITS. Her first collection UNDERWIRE was excerpted in The Best American Comics 2013. She is currently at work on a graphic anti-cookbook for Top Shelf/IDW. Find her at goddesscomix.blogspot.com and jenniferhayden.com.
Jeremy Nguyen is a cartoonist based in Brooklyn. He writes and illustrates the weekly comic "Stranger Than Bushwick" for Bushwick Daily, and his illustrations have appeared in The New Yorker, The Guardian, The Nib, Time Out New York and Brooklyn Magazine.
Comics journalist interviews veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, paints Prince portraits, teaches comics at The Sequential Artists Workshop in Gainesville, FL and The School of Visual Arts in NYC.
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Jessica Roux is a freelance illustrator and plant & animal enthusiast. She loves exploring in her own backyard and being surrounded by an abundance of nature. Using subdued colors and rhythmic shapes, she renders flora, fauna, food, and many other things with intricate detail reminiscent of old world beauty.
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Joan Reilly is a cartoonist & illustrator living in Kutztown, PA. Her work was published most recently in RESIST!, a special issue of the Smoke Signal comics anthology, published by Gabe Fowler and guest-edited by Françoise Mouly and Nadja Spiegelman. She will be debuting several new mini-comics at MoCCA Fest 2017: "Farm Report #1" (diary comics), "You Are Only Here" (observations on anxiety, running & mindfulness) and "Any Mood From the Feel Cart" (memoir comic about losing a sister to cancer).
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John Jennings is Associate Professor of Visual Studies at the University at Buffalo and an accomplished designer, curator, illustrator, cartoonist, and award-winning graphic novelist. He most recently organized an exhibition on Afrofuturism and the Black Comic Book Festival both at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library. He is the illustrator for the New York Times #1 bestselling graphic novel, Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation (Abrams ComicArts).
Johnny Dombrowski is an award-winning illustrator, working in New York City. While pursuing a freelance career in illustration and comics, he also works as the Senior Designer at the Society of Illustrators.
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JooHee is a printmaker and illustrator, passionate about the medium of print. Currently based in Brooklyn, she works on self generated and commissioned projects in publishing and image making.
Jordan Jeffries is a cartoonist living in Jersey City, NJ. His comics include the self-published So Young, Keep Your Hair Black, and his yearly movie journal comic series, Matinee Junkie.
Josh Neufeld is a Brooklyn-based cartoonist known for his nonfiction narratives of political and social upheaval, told through the voices of witnesses. Neufeld has been a Knight-Wallace Fellow in journalism, an Atlantic Center for the Arts Master Artist, and a Xeric Award winner. His works include A.D.: NEW ORLEANS AFTER THE DELUGE, about Hurricane Katrina, and THE INFLUENCING MACHINE: BROOKE GLADSTONE ON THE MEDIA, and Neufeld's solo series THE VAGABONDS.
Joy is a Singaporean cartoonist and illustrator finishing her senior year in Baltimore at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She loves making work that can laugh at itself, at the same time earnestly expressing the trying nature of the human spirit. Her most recent work Dogswurld captures ennui (giggle) in a dog eat dog world (double giggle). She is the Society's 2016 recipient of the Will Eisner scholarship and was an editorial illustration intern for NPR last fall.
Born in the former USSR and raised a proud citizen of Chicago, Julia Alekseyeva is an author-illustrator as well as an academic. She is a PhD candidate at Harvard, and teaches Cinema Studies at Brooklyn College. Julia received press from Reuters, the New York Times, and Bloomberg for illustrating the first graphic novel legal brief. Her debut graphic novel "Soviet Daughter: A Graphic Revolution" was published in Jan 2017, and was featured on NPR and The Rumpus. She currently lives in Brooklyn.
Julia Gfrörer was born in 1982 in Concord, NH, and now lives on Long Island. Her comics have appeared in Kramers Ergot, Study Group Magazine, Black Eye, Thickness, and Best American Comics. Her graphic novels, Laid Waste and Black is the Color, are available from Fantagraphics Books. She pronounces her name "gruh fare" but you can say it however you want.
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The Amazing True Story of a Teenage Single Mom (Graymalkin, 2016) by Katherine Arnoldi, first published in 1998 by Hyperion, won a NYFA arts award in drawing, two American Library Association Awards, was named one of the Top Ten Books of the Year by Entertainment Weekly, nominated for a Will Eisner Award and optioned by Kennedy/Marshall company. Arnoldi, Ph.D., a Fulbright Fellow to Paraguay in 2008-9, has received a NYFA Award in Fiction, a DeJur, Henfield Transatlantic Award and a Newhouse.
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Kati Lacker is an illustrator, cartoonist, and screen printer living in Brooklyn. Her work explores the everyday; often focusing on dark humor, fantasy, or the absurdities found in the midst of the mundane. Much of what she creates is driven by her love of color, line and patterns. Her style has come to define Kin Comics, a comic collaboration project she works of with her brother. This year she is tabling with Bananatown, a small collective of illustrators living under the same roof.
Kelly Fernandez is a cartoonist and illustrator from Queens, New York. She enjoys making comics based on folklore, monsters, video games, and brave women. You could see more of her work online at kelly-fernandez.com.
Kelsey an illustrator and cartoonist originally from Los Angeles currently raising a cat in Queens, New York. I enjoy drawing empowered women, cats, snakes and all things spooky.
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Keren Katz is an illustrator, comics artist and the non fictitious half of The Katz Sisters Duo. She graduated Bezalel Academy, and received an MFA from The School of Visual Arts in NYC. She has contributed stories to anthologies world-wide, self-publishes mini-comics all year round, practices performative storytelling marathons in odd locations, and is part of The Humdrum Comics Collective and Pathos Mathos Company. Her debut graphic novel is titled The Academic Hour (Secret Acres, 2017).
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Birthed in the back seat of a car driving down a small country road, Kin Comics is the comics collaboration project between Will and Kati Lacker: siblings Bound By Blood. The project began as humor based strips and has since branched out into short form, single panel and comic illustrations. Much of the work is influenced by their childhood together in Florida and plays upon innocence of imagination and memory.
Kriota Willberg’s comics focus on bodies (human and animal), anatomy, bioscience, women’s health, and history. She’s made three volumes of self-care comics for artists. You can find her work in SubCultures, Awsome Possum 3, Intima: Journal of Narrative Medicine, Broken Pencil, and the upcoming Graphic Canon. Willberg teaches anatomy classes and injury prevention workshops to cartoonists and artists.
Kyla received her degree in Illustration from Pratt Institute in 2014, and is now working as an illustrator based in Pittsburgh, PA. She spends her time drawing weird creatures and hanging out with her dog, Pizza.
Leland Goodman works as a background artist for Titmouse Inc and as a freelance illustrator. She is passionate about creating rich, immersive worlds and storytelling that readers can connect with personally. She writes and illustrates the comic series Basement Dwellers, published by Pyrite Press. Leland Lives in Queens, NY.
Liminal Comics: Love Stories for Outcasts, Rebels & Misfits
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Liminal Comics is an imprint of Brain Mill Press. We look for modern takes on the strange, thought-provoking, deftly illustrated comic book stories that used to run in Red Circle Sorcery and Charleton’s Haunted Love and Midnight Tales. Think romance with a Twilight Zone twist. Our first mini-series, Future Echoes, features the formidable creative team of Al Davison (Spinal Cage) and Yen Quach, and our second, The Greek Boy, showcases a dynamic mother/daughter duo.
Lisha Jiang is a New York based comic artist, zine maker and illustrator. She's been creating a series of zines/webcomics called "Lady's fight club" featuring lady wrestlers/superheroes.
Lucy Bellwood is a professional adventure cartoonist working out of Helioscope (formerly Periscope Studio) in Portland, OR. Her comics projects have covered a range of expeditions, including rafting trips through the Grand Canyon, cutting-edge oceanography in the Pacific, and an expedition aboard the last wooden whaling ship in the world. She also contributes comics journalism work to The Nib and all-ages fantasy stories to Cartozia Tales.
Madeline Zuluaga is an illustrator/storyteller working in NYC. Her work is influenced by unusual occurrences in ordinary settings. She loves to create stories that make unlikely characters and situations believable. This is because her interests and aesthetics can be strange and involve her to obsess over drawing talking turnips and capybaras. At the end of the day, she just wants to create art to make people smile.
Madelynne Dela Rama
Madelynne Dela Rama is an Illustrator and the Art Director at her alma mater, New Jersey City University (NJCU). She graduated in 2009 with a B.F.A. in Illustration and has been published in UCDA’s "Designer" and "Instigatorzine," and has previously worked with Liberty Science Center and the Society of Illustrators. When Madelynne isn’t illustrating, she works as the Art Director at NJCU’s Office of Marketing, during her leadership her department has won numerous design awards.
Maria Scrivan is a syndicated cartoonist and creator of the daily panel, Half Full. Her comic appears in newspapers nationwide including the LA Times and online on GoComics.com. Her work has been published in MAD Magazine, Parade Magazine, National Lampoon, Prospect Magazine, Funny Times, Mashable.com, Salon.com. She has created over 200 greeting cards, licensed by 8 companies in the US and UK.
MC Wolfman is a New York born illustrator who lives in the sewers. He makes comics, illustrations, and animations and has worked for clients like SBC Advertising, McGarybowen, Thrillist, MC CHRIS, and VICELAND.
MFA Visual Narrative
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Story, Artist, Author. You? The MFA Visual Narrative program at SVA is a low-residency groundbreaking approach to interdisciplinary visual storytelling, educating the “Artist as Author” with equal emphasis on creative writing and visual expression across media. Our student-run tables feature self-published works for sale and entry into our faculty portfolio review contest. Risograph demos too! Admissions still open for a June start. Find Your Story at MFA Visual Narrative.
Michele Rosenthal is a freelance illustrator living in Brooklyn, where she drinks tea constantly and plays trivia poorly. She blogs about film and queer history, and creates comics about aliens, face-blindness, and Kraftwerk.
Nadia "ToughSpirit" Burgess
Nadia Burgess is a Multi-Artist and Filmmaker that is known for her vivid colors and imagination. Her love of comic books, cartoons, sci-fi, and movies has truly inspired her work with many noted crossover pieces. She travels abroad as frequently as she can while creating her short films. She is currently working on her first comic book "Dichotomy" which will be a compilation of poetic stories.
Natalya Balnova is a New York based illustrator, designer and printmaker. She self-publishes her own silkscreen books, zines, posters, cards and apparel designs. Her new books include: One Letter, Interruption of Rupture, The Golden Nest of Blind Faith and Beauty La Beauté.
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Cartoonist? Yes! Human? Yes, certainly, why in the world would you think otherwise? Bear is just a surname. What makes you think I'd actually be a woodland creature who's been hibernating for months, only to emerge from my cave to raid comic festival concession stands? Almond latte? Yes, I accept payment in almond lattes. Socialism? Bears share berries.
National Cartoonists Society
The National Cartoonists Society is the world's largest and most prestigious organization of professional cartoonists. It was born in 1946 when groups of cartoonists got together to entertain the troops. They found that they enjoyed each other's company and decided to get together on a regular basis. Today, the NCS membership roster includes over 500 of the world's major cartoonists, working in many branches of the profession, including newspaper comic strips and panels, comic books and more.
NBM Graphic Novels
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Jessica Abel! Deb Lucke of Lunch Witch! Besides these two stars joining us from our sister co. Papercutz, we will also premiere and present NBM’s newest exciting author of ‘LOOK,’ Jon Nielsen. Jessica Abel will be signing Trish Trash, Roller Girl of Mars, her latest new series. NBM will also be bringing its latest graphic novels: Paco Roca’s Lighthouse, Rick Geary’s Black Dahlia, the acclaimed bios of Glenn Gould, Thoreau and others, and Cyril Pedrosa’s amazing and absorbing Equinoxes.
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Nick is a cartoonist from New Jersey, currently living in Brooklyn. He graduated from SVA in 2011. In 2013 he won a MoccaFest Award of Excellence, and in 2014 he was nominated for an Ignatz.
Nicole Anne Scerra is a native New Yorker. Both an educator and illustrator. She spends her days as your friendly neighborhood art teacher and her dark nights building her illustration empire.
Nobrow / Flying Eye Books
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Nobrow and Flying Eye Books strive to consistently publish books of the highest caliber and quality both for their form and content, working with only the best artists, graphic novelists and illustrators in the world, whether fresh from art school or from the ranks of well-seasoned veterans. We publish books with their inherent qualities as objects in mind; to that end we do everything in our power to ensure that they look good, smell good and most of all tell great stories!
After graduating from Pratt Institute, I have been keeping busy by creating XANTARA, illustrating personal and commissioned pieces, working on several video games for indie studios in NYC and teaching Photoshop. I’m deeply passionate about storytelling, art, animation and games and always striving to improve my work. XANTARA is an epic fantasy event story in the form of a a multi-media webcomic.
Ken Wong's ORIGAMI COMICS are artisanal – small batch, carefully crafted, hand-folded – paper comics in a variety of shapes and sizes… a celebration of comics as a physical art form including tactile and kinaesthetic elements to the reading experience.
Pantheon is part of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group and continues to publish world-class literature. Our groundbreaking, award-winning graphic fiction and nonfiction artists include: Marjane Satrapi, Art Spiegelman, Chris Ware, Charles Burns, Daniel Clowes, Ben Katchor, David Mazzucchelli, Chip Kidd, and Craig Thompson.
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Papercutz publishes great graphic novels for readers of all ages. Recent highlights from our catalog include Jessica Abel’s dystopian sci-fi adventure TRISH TRASH: ROLLERGIRL OF MARS, Deb Lucke’s darkly humorous LUNCH WITCH series, Metaphrog’s gorgeous adaptation of THE LITTLE MERMAID, Emmanuel Guibert & Marc Boutavant’s charming ARIOL books and the revival of the classic TALES FROM THE CRYPT comic books. Visit us at the table we’re sharing with our sister company NBM, D 147-148.
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A table coordinate by Parsons Illustration featuring narrative-based works by Illustration students and also other majors from across the school.
Peach Tao loves creating whimsical illustrations inspired by her travelings around the world. Born and raised as a happy Beijinger from China, she currently works as a happy printmaking artist specializing in woodcut and illustrator based in Brooklyn, NY. She's always hungry for more food, and adventures in both artistic and the real world.
Peach Tao loves creating whimsical illustrations inspired by her travelings around the world. Born and raised as a happy Beijinger from China, she currently works as a happy printmaking artist specializing in woodcut and illustrator based in Brooklyn, NY. She's always hungry for more food, and adventures in both artistic and the real world.
Peter Kuper’s illustrations and comics have appeared in magazines around the world including MAD where he has written and illustrated SPY vs. SPY every issue since 1997.He is the co-founder of World War 3 Illustrated, a political comix magazine and has produced over two dozen books including Ruins which won the 2016 Eisner award for best graphic novel. He has been teaching comics courses at The School of Visual Arts for 25 years and is a visiting professor at Harvard University.
Pinky Weber is a professional doodler, zinester, and donut enthusiast based in — you guessed it — Brooklyn. Pinky earned her street cred from Parsons School of Design in '14, where she co-founded the Crybaby Collective in her senior year. Her professional Rolodex includes clients like The Boston Globe, Bud Light, Pringles, and mental_floss. Pinky has also partnered with Scholastic to build and teach illustration courses for NYC teenagers. Most importantly, she has a wiener dog named Crinkle.
PM Press is a publisher of radical and stimulating books, comics, art, and media to entertain, educate, and inspire. We aim to deliver political and challenging ideas to all walks of life. We’re old enough to know what we’re doing and young enough to know what’s at stake.
R. Sikoryak is the author of "Masterpiece Comics," "Terms and Conditions," and "The Unquotable Trump" (coming from Drawn & Quarterly). His comics and illustrations have appeared in The New Yorker, Fortune, The Onion, MAD, SpongeBob Comics, and many other publications. His adaptations of literary classics have appeared in The Best American Comics 2015, The Graphic Canon, and more. Since 1997, he's presented his live comics performance series, Carousel, around the U.S. and Canada.
Reilly Hadden (ASTRAL BIRTH CANAL) - Reilly Hadden is a co-founder of BLANK PARTY and the creator of the ongoing cosmic adventure, ASTRAL BIRTH CANAL. This project has taken the form of a quarterly anthology, a webcomic, and 8 extra mini-comics per year, all funded through patreon. He lives in Brooklyn as a stay-at-home dad.
I'm an illustrator and cartoonist currently living in Dallas, TX. I've worked with publications such as The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Atlantic, Google, Scientific American, TIME, Nautlius,Tor Books/Tor.com and The Washington Post among others. I've also been recognized by Society of Illustrators and Spectrum. My most current book is Frontier #13: Fatherson, through Youth in Decline.
RisoLAB at SVA
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What is Riso and why is it so awesome? Come to our demo area and play with this magical "digital silk screen" duplicator yourself! SVA’s RisoLAB was founded in 2015 by the MFA Visual Narrative program as the first educational Risograph facility in NYC dedicated to self-publishing and the empowerment of authorship, bringing together artists of all backgrounds and creative disciplines. Workshops, continuing ed courses and open access are available.
Sam Neukirch is an illustrator from Long Island, NY. She's done work with Amazon Publishing, VICE Media, and some local clients. She collects graphic novels, tacky mugs, pinback buttons, and things of Luigi from Super Mario Bros. (Even though she's more of a Sonic fan really.)
Sara Lautman's drawings and comics have appeared with The New Yorker, The Awl, The Pitchfork Review, Mad and elsewhere. Her 2016 collection, The Ultimate Laugh (Tinto Press) was nominated for an Ignatz award. The latest collection of her diary comics is being published on this very occasion by Birdcage Bottom Books. She lives in Baltimore.
Sean is an illustrator, animator and graphic designer currently residing in the coffee-rich habitat of Seattle. He is the creator of the ongoing comic series 'Sweetie', the web-comic 'Fireworks' and contributor to the Harvey-nominated anthology '27 Club' . Sean has a love for illustration and storytelling across genres, gravitating towards the more human and emotional elements in each work.
SelfMadeHero is an independent publisher of graphic novels and visual narratives. Based in London, the company publishes ground-breaking and beautiful work by authors and artists from across the globe, from the quirky and humorous to the political and profound. Releases for spring 2017 include Haddon Hall: When David Invented Bowie by Néjib and Gauguin by Fabrizio Dori.
Shreyas is an illustrator from Chennai, India, with an eye for the everyday and an affinity for the drawn image. She is curious about the ways art, design and illustration intersect with gender. Through drawing and writing, she tries to understand how, why and what we remember. Her first essay-comic Becoming Rosie: Rosie the Riveter and Performative Gender won a MoCCA Arts Festival Award of Excellence in 2016.
I am an illustrator, book-designer, and zine-maker that incorporates women's issues, visual wordplay, and observations of the minutiae of daily life in my comics.
So What? Press
So What? Press has been publishing comics of all shapes and sizes since 2011. It was founded by Dave Kelly and Lara Antal, who also collaborate on Tales of the Night Watchman, the acclaimed series about baristas fighting monsters.
Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Program of Pine Manor College
Solstice creates a learning environment that fosters community and celebrates the individual by offering concentrations in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, comics & graphic narratives, and writing for children & young adults. Working with some of the best writers in the country, our diverse student body emerges with a deep, well-rounded knowledge of their art, a strategy for continuing the development of their creative vision, and a supportive circle of peers and mentors.
Three years ago our mentor leaned over the work of his subordinates, inhaled deeply, then turned to them and said “Spicy!” That moment of absurdity bonded the artists in a way no one anticipated. Years later, we’re showing at Mocca again. Featuring work from Christian Blaza, Dani Breckenridge, E.L. Candrilli, Marisa D'Amato, Ria Martinez, Jax Ochs, Chris Ruiz, Joe Stansbury, Melisa Vallovera, Matt Verde, and Yuko Wakabayashi. Check us out!
Stephanie Hovden is a queer designer, illustrator, comic artist and enthusiast living in Brooklyn, NY. Stephanie is passionate about media geared toward children and young adults. In her narratives she prioritizes creating stories about girls, women and the LGBT community. She also has a great love for animals so they are often featured in her work. Stephanie is currently working on a comic called Wolf Years as well as short form comics and illustrations.
I've drawn 'Mazing Man, Hero Hotline, Instant Piano, Ren & Stimpy, Mickey Mouse, Popeye the Sailor and the graphic novel, Lucky In Love. Now I'm exhausted.
Syracuse University Illustration Program
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Syracuse University's Illustration Program's legacy spans decades and a multitude of illustrious alumni. Classes include focused work in Editorial, Sequential, Licensing and Visual Development. Notable illustrators visit campus to lecture and run workshops. The program visits NYC to do studio, gallery and museum visits. There are opportunities to study abroad through SU, notably in Florence, Italy, as well as Maymester classes in LA and NYC.
Tara McPherson is an artist based out of New York City. Creating art about people and their odd ways, her characters seem to exude an idealized innocence with a glimpse of hard earned wisdom in their eyes. She explores, through portraiture, the realms of our psychological states via myths, legends, astronomy, physics, nature, love, loss, childhood and good old life experience. Giving us a peek into the complexities of the human psyche through her otherwordly characters.
The Center for Cartoon Studies
The Center for Cartoon Studies offers a two-year course of study that centers on the creation and dissemination of comics, graphic novels and other manifestations of the visual narrative. Experienced and internationally recognized cartoonists, writers, and designers teach classes. CCS programs include a two-year Master of Fine Arts Degree, One- and Two-Year Certificates in Cartooning, and annual summer workshops. The school is located in historic downtown village of White River Junction, VT.
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Thi Bui was born in Vietnam and immigrated to the United States as a child. She studied art and law and thought about becoming a civil rights lawyer, but became a public school teacher instead. Bui lives in Berkeley, California, with her son, her husband, and her mother. The Best We Could Do (Abrams ComicArts) is her debut graphic novel.
Tiffany is a visual artist, illustrator, and chronic doodler. She documents everyday happenings through an intimate sketchbook process that translates into narrative based work focused on labor, place, and belonging as it pertains to American identity. Her work seeks to destabilize the mythology of the American Dream as an idea of opportunity and guaranteed success.
Top Shelf Productions / Yoe Books / IDW Publishing
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Since 1997, Top Shelf Productions has been dedicated to publishing the vanguard of the comics medium: works of literary sophistication, visionary artistry, and personal resonance. Award-winning editor Craig Yoe has been called "the Indiana Jones of comics historians" and an "archivist of the ridiculous and the sublime." His imprint Yoe! Books finds lost treasures from throughout comic-book history and presents them to new audiences in thrilling new editions Both are imprints of IDW Publishing.
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Veronica Tolentino is an illustrator and printmaker who graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York, NY. She has done freelance work for clients such as PLANSPONSOR Magazine and participated in art shows at the Anno Domini Gallery in San Jose, California, and the Gallery at The Guild in Kitchener, Ontario. She also runs an online store where she sells hand-printed apparel and editions of her silk-screened pieces. You may visit her shop at www.etsy.com/shop/veronicatolentino
Wojciech Stefaniec (born 1980) is a graphic artist, illustrator, author of comics, considered one of the most gifted of his generation. He is author of a dozen comics published in Poland, some of them winners of the most prestigious Polish comics awards. He has been awarded twice the prize of best artist of the year, in 2011 and 2015.
Xiao Hua Yang
Xiao Hua Yang is originally from Shanghai and is now working and studying in New York. He is an illustrator who tells stories with tranquil yet intriguing narratives. Go visit yxhart.me to check out his work.
Z2 Comics is a premier boutique comic and graphic novel publisher . Having published such luminaries as Paul Pope, Harvey Pekar and more are mission is quality content and great books.