Mocca Arts Festival Exhibitors List
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C.M.Butzer is a cartoonist, printmaker, and illustrator who lives and works in Hilo,Hawaii. He makes comics, zines, hand printed books, and silkscreened prints and textiles. He has illustrated for numerous books, magazines, and advertising agencies. He is currently working on a graphic novel for Island Press
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Caitlin Cass makes comics, drawings and counterfeit historical exhibits that folklorize historic failures and foretell grim futures. She publishes a bimonthly comic periodical called The Great Moments in Western Civilization Postal Constituent (now in it's eighth year). Her comics have also appeared online at thenib.com and in print in the Chicago Reader and The Public.
Carey Pietsch is a cartoonist and illustrator based out of Brooklyn, New York. She's currently working on the artwork for The Adventure Zone: Murder On The Rockport Limited. You might know her work from the Mages of Mystralia webcomic, Lumberjanes 29-32, or Adventure Time: Marceline Gone Adrift. She makes comics about magic and empathy.
Cecilia Ruiz is a Mexican author, illustrator and graphic designer living and working in New York City. She obtained a BFA in Graphic Design from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and a MFA in Illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. The Book of Memory Gaps, her debut as an author was published in 2015 by Blue Rider Press (Penguin Random House). A Gift from Abuela (Candlewick Press) and The Book of Extraordinary Deaths (Penguin Random House) will be published in 2018
Celia Lowenthal is a comic artist and illustrator with a penchant for drawing patterns and puffy period sleeves; she cites folklore, mythology, and early literature as some of her biggest inspirations! She has a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, received the 2015 Will Eisner Scholarship Award from the Society of Illustrators, and lives in New York.
Chris Sinderson is the Brooklyn cartoonist behind the daily gag cartoon, The President Trump Sketchbook, and the children’s book about screwy English plurals, Moose Should Never Be Meese. He will be debuting a 16-page science fiction mini-comic about the evolution of computers.
Christian Blaza is a New Jersey based illustrator interested in creating rich worlds and characters through his art. Tabling with fellow creatives, Christian Ruiz and Matt Verde. Christian Ruiz combines traditional and digital media for editorial, comic, and fantasy illustrations and animations. Matt Verde is a comic artist, writer, and living cartoon character who details the wild exploits of his friends in his webcomic, The Mello Crew.
Christopher Lucero is a New York City born illustrator, comic artist, print maker, and co-founder of Part-Time Pigeon and Lucky Risograph. Never liking the idea of leaving NY, he is constantly creating imagery that combines epic adventures and fantasy with weird humor and occasionally screen prints on his coffee table.
Clarissa is an illustrator, designer, and maker of objects living and working in Philadelphia with her partner. After graduating form Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, she spent 3 years working in alternative education and is now pursuing art-making full time as a freelance artist. As an artist, Clarissa is drawn the natural world and uses her illustration to explore its warmth, whimsy and strangeness. She adores apple-picking, forest creatures, knitting and baking crazy good vegan desserts.
Three argentinean small press projects join forces: Cocolin press (Natalia di Bernardo) works are known for its originality and exquisite finishing, making each product an art collectible. In bocca al lupo's main interest is the many ways of the zine, focusing on comics and illustration with an special interest on feminism and female authors. Moebius is a gallery, library and publisher working both with illustrators and comic artists such as Liniers and Carlos Nine.
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. He has taught painting, drawing, and illustration to high school students, college students, and adults. The Age of Elves is his first comic.
ComicMix is a boutique publisher that's put out collected editions of John Sable, Grimjack, and more. Our most recent project, Mine!, is an ambitious comics anthology with over 150 creators to help benefit Planned Parenthood which will be available here at MoCCA Fest! Check our schedule for signings throughout the show with our creators.
Connie Sun (aka CartoonConnie)
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Connie Sun is a cartoonist and daily comic strip creator, based in New York City. She was a 2016-2017 Artist in Residence for Brooklyn Boulders and a McSweeney's Graphic Columnist from 2014-2015. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Upworthy, Climbing Magazine, She Explores, Book Riot, Tabi Labo, NPR, BBC, AngryAsianMan, The Rumpus, and Audrey Magazine. Find her on Instagram at cartoonconnie.
Corinne is an Illustrator and designer specializing in publishing, editorial and fine Art. Delving into the unknown, she employs unconventional imagery to cultivate emotional connections with her audience. Her paintings adopt a narrative melody with accentuating tones of the natural world. Her work is award winning, globally recognized and travels more than she ever will, making its way to Australia, Europe, and across North America.
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. Their first picture book, Sweet Competition, was released by HarperCollins in 2016. Their follow-up, Sweet Success, debuts on July 3rd, 2018.