Mocca Arts Festival Exhibitors List
A.E. Kieren is a freelance illustrator and performer. Clients include Target, Entertainment Weekly, Billboard, Salvatore Ferragamo, Refinery Hotel, Sleep No More/McKittrick Hotel, MM&M, Johns Hopkins Magazine, The Dramatist, and Daily Front Row. He holds a BFA in Illustration from College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI and an MFA in Illustration as Visual Essay from School of Visual Arts.
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ABRAMS publishes stunning visual books on a wide variety of subjects, including groundbreaking graphic novels and illustrated books about the creators and the history of comics art, animation, and cartoons. Featured titles at this year’s MoCCA Fest are Bizarre Romance by Audrey Niffenegger and Eddie Campell, and The Bridge, by Peter Tomasi, Illustrated by Sara DuVall. Visit our booth at MoCCA Arts Fest for even more signed copies, discounts, limited advances, and daily giveaways!
Alessandro Echevarria is a Brooklyn based Designer from Vicenza, Italy. Focusing primarily on Illustration, and Animation, he currently works for Wieden+Kennedy NY. Though his work has been featured in international publications, animation showcases, used to advertise by major brands, and on TV, his parents still aren't that impressed.
Alexa Sharpe is a Los Angeles-based illustrator and a graduate of Maryland Institute College of Art. Her works- of ghosts, witches, and mysterious occurrences- are a delightful, frightful blend of horror and decadence. Her influence comes from a multicultural background: her love of gothic literature, and the rich, supernatural traditions of her Filipino heritage.
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 graduated from the School of Visual Arts with a BFA in Illustration.
Alfonso de Anda
Alfonso de Anda is a Mexican illustrator based in New York. His fun illustration and storytelling has lead him to take part of all sorts of projects ranging from editorial and animated series development to advertising, children's books and painting murals. His piece "thieves" was included in the Mocca Awards of Exelence show in 2017.
Alice Meichi Li
Alice Meichi Li is an illustrator who is originally from Detroit and currently living in Jamaica, Queens. Her art has appeared on Oni Press, Archie Comics, Dark Horse, Image Comics, Shattered: The Asian American Comics Anthology and more. She regularly exhibits at Gallery 1988 and has also been shown at Museum of Chinese in America, Gallery Nucleus and others. Alice draws inspiration from not only her family's traditional Chinese roots, but also her lifelong studies in Astrology and mysticism.
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Alisa is an animator, storyboard artist and character designer living in Queens, NY. Her self-published comics include stories about living in NYC post-art school (Urban Nomad), vegetarian recipes (Cooking Up Comics) and vignettes of her two unruly cats (The Collected Counter Attack!). When she’s not drawing, she enjoys hanging out with her cat Mr. Princess, traveling with her husband Allan, gardening, hiking and live music.
Alyssa Berg is a Brooklyn based artist who creates and self-publishes small edition zines, comics, and art books. She was the Fall 2017 artist in residence at the SVA RisoLab. In addition to her self-published books, her work has appeared in print in INK BRICK, Perfect Wave magazine, Smoke Signal and online at The Rumpus and Comics Workbook.
Amanda Castillo is an illustrator and cartoonist from the Bay Area of California, currently pursuing a BFA in Illustration at MICA. She strives to create stories that evoke strong emotional reactions through the exploration of everyday relationships and experiences, touching upon themes of nostalgia, memory, and coming of age in the process.
Amelia Fins is an animator, illustrator, and painter who wants her audience to feel and connect to her art whether its focused on emotional turmoil, innocent humor and anything in-between. She is a sucker for her aesthetic of pink,spice, and everything sarcastic and sells anything from paintings, stickers,prints, etc.
Angela Rizza Illustration
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Owls, birds, ravens, and reverse mermaids! Come check out my table for tons of nature themed prints! This year I have copies of my new hardcover coloring book that features creatures of mythology and fantasy. I also have a variety of my enamel pins in silver and rose gold featuring tons of details.
Annabelle Hayford is an Animator, Illustrator, and Cartoonist from Virginia Beach, VA, currently pursuing a BFA in Illustration at MICA. Their current work consists diverse characters and narratives, good vibes, and LOT of pinks. Annabelle also Orangized #DrawingwhileBlack, A viral hashtag to celebrate promote black artists around the world.
In the art world Ashley enjoys drawing plants and creating sequential, book, and editorial illustrations. In the non-art world she enjoys reading, cooking, and trying to stop her cat from killing her plants. She currently lives in Brooklyn, and is a Junior Designer at Hachette Book Group.