Mocca Arts Festival Exhibitors List
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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.
Colin Lidston was born in Baltimore and now lives in Brooklyn, New York. He holds a BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA in Painting from Indiana University, where he was a College of Arts and Sciences fellow. The Age of Elves is his on-going comic about the souls of geeks.
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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.