Mocca Arts Festival Exhibitors List
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Daisy Ruiz (Draizys) is an illustrator from the South Bronx, NY. Graduated from FIT with a BFA in illustration, she is influenced by her Mexican culture and experiences as a New Yorker through self- reflecting comics. Daisy is currently the co-creator and creative director for the zine Deadass Tho. NYC. Which promotes artists, photographers and writers who are born/ and or raised native New Yorkers.
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DEADASS THO★NYC is the brainchild of a group of friends tied together by the geographic entity known as the NYC metro area. Our zine is a testament and celebration of our authentic New York (NYC, Suffolk and Nassau, North Jersey, "Upstate") culture in the form of photography, illustration, sequential art, collage, and more. We’ve watched towers fall and rise to levels that show you that the sky is truly Empire high.
DIANA SCHOENBRUN is an illustrator, author, and designer who creates zines and children’s books. She is the recipient of the SOI 2016 Comic and Cartoon Art Annual Gold Medal for her handmade accordion book, A Walk in Brooklyn. She is excited to be illustrating her first picture book, Take Your Octopus to School Day, written by Audrey Vernick, forthcoming from Alfred A. Knopf in Fall 2018.
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Dingding Hu is an illustrator and designer, she loves to draw characters and make stories. Dingding constantly gets hungry and think that feeding her stomach and mind is a very important priority. She created Hu is Hungry in 2016, a product line which reflects her passion and curiosity of life. She feels incredibly happy to be able to apply all her artistic talent to something she believes in, and she truly hopes the spirit of food will make your life a little better everyday!