Mocca Arts Festival Exhibitors List
Caitlin Fogarty is a NYC based animator, storyboard artist and illustrator. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2014 and soon after found herself working at several different companies including Augenblick Studios, Hornet Inc. and Bleacher Report. Caitllin has worked on a variety of commercials and shows such as "Golan the Insatiable" and "The Jellies." Most recently, she has been a character animator on Legacy Animation's independent feature film, "Dawgtown."
Carlo Quispe is a NYC based cartoonist, originally from Lima, Peru. He works as an arts educator and freelance artist. Carlo created the humor comics magazine Uranus, published by Printed Matter in 2010 with cartoonist Mike Diana and contributed to comics like Strapazin, WW3 Illustrated, Alphabet, Juicy Mother Vol. 2, and 2014 Ignatz award winner QU33R. Find out more at whac-nyc.work
Catarina Rodrigues is a digital artist from New Jersey. During her early years as an artist, Catarina has gathered inspiration from works of Stephen Gimmel, Greg Simkins, and Jim Henson. Catarina attended Montclair State University to earn a B.F.A in Animation and Illustration. Her background consists of working alongside animators, mocap artists, game designers, and children book illustrators. Today, Catarina is developing her whimsical vision through her digital paintings and illustrations.
Chloe M. Giroux
A103, 104, 105, 106
Chloe M. Giroux is a New York based illustrator, born and raised just outside of the city. She recently graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2018 with a BFA in Illustration. Her many zines, artist books, and paintings feature her love of nature and wild mythologies of her own creation.
Christopher Lucero is a New York City-born illustrator, comic artist, printmaker, and designer. Never liking the idea of leaving NY, he co-founded Lucky Risograph and Part-Time Pigeon. Constantly creating imagery that combines weird humor with everyday life, he now works as a freelancer and occasionally screen prints on his coffee table.
Christian Ray C. Blaza
Christian Blaza is a New Jersey based illustrator. He graduated Montclair State University in May 2015 with a BFA in Animation/Illustration. Now a member of Society of Illustrators and Society of Philippine American Artist, he works freelance with an interest in editorial and fantasy illustration. When he’s not doodling, he enjoys being a huge nerd with a passion for video games.
Christopher Lauto is a New York based freelance illustrator. His work joins traditional printmaking with the digital medium. Many of his pieces incorporate tradition linoleum prints as their line work. He is an alumni of both St. John's University and Queens College and he has completed work for the D&D Twitch stream "Rivals of Water Deep" and is currently working on the graphic novel "1629".
A103, 104, 105, 106
Ciou succeeded to gain a relevant place in the world of lowbrow . The exhibit that gave her international visibility was in 2004 at the Flux Factory gallery in New York City with the group show » Cute and Scary » . Since then she was exhibited all around the world : Japan, Usa, Europe and Australia . She is represented in the Netherlands by the gallery Kochxbos in Amsterdam. Heterogenous, abundant and firmly alternative, Ciou’s world is a visual compendium of fantastic themes and styles.
Clarissa is an illustrator-turned-potter. She produces pottery on the wheel and carves illustrations into each piece individually. In addition to pottery, she is a painter and printmaker. Clarissa uses natural imagery to evoke a sense of the sublime, elevate the divine feminine, and draw attention to the human relationship with the larger cosmos. She studied Illustration at Pratt Institute.
Coin-Op Books | Peter and Maria Hoey
Brother and Sister artists. Since 2007 they have independently published their comics under the name COIN-OP. The first hardcover collection of their work: COIN-OP COMICS ANTHOLOGY 1997-2017, published by Top Shelf Productions / IDW Publishing, is out now. Their new accordion fold book: AMERICAN NOIR is debuting at MoCCA Fest!
Colin Verdi is an illustrator and designer living and working in Manhattan. His illustration work spans several different types of media, including both traditionally and digitally painted artwork. He has been featured internationally in publications, drawn advertisements which have been recognized by the Society of Illustrators for inclusion in their 61st annual, and has also been commissioned to draw live for clients including: The Met Opera, Kiehl's, Google, and more.
Courtney Vonada is a Brooklyn based creator. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts with a BFA in 2D animation in 2014. With several years of professional experience in several animated projects and commercials under her belt shes decided to share another hobby of hers, cute crochet critters! This event marks the beginning of her new business in crochet and originally designed and illustrated content. She is exhibiting with a team of artists/ friends under 'ShadowCat Studios'.
Cuddles and Rage
Liz and Jimmy Reed are the husband-and-wife team behind Cuddles and Rage, a world full of disturbingly cute stories with heart. What began as a webcomic featuring doodles and dioramas of anthropomorphic food has grown to include books, animation, and product design. Their work has been featured by Nerdist, The Washington Post, and NPR.