Mocca Arts Festival Exhibitors List
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Damian Duffy, cartoonist, writer, and comics letterer, is a PhD student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a founder of Eye Trauma Studios (eyetrauma.net). Along with John Jennings, Duffy has curated several comics art shows. He has also published scholarly essays on curation, new media, diversity, and critical pedagogy. He is the adaptor for the New York Times #1 bestselling graphic novel, Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaption (Abrams ComicArts).
Dana Zemack is a comic artist, illustrator and animator, and has been making stick figure comics since she was 12. She will be debuting her first book, How I Feel Today: Comics About Everything, at MoCCA Fest 2017. How I Feel Today started as a web series in 2010.
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Dean Haspiel won an Emmy award for his work on HBO's "Bored To Death," is a Yaddo fellow and was a Master Artist at The Atlantic Center for the Arts. "Dino" helped pioneer personal webcomics and has written, drawn and collaborated on many superhero comic books and literary graphic novels for Marvel, DC/Vertigo, Archie/etc., while creating The Red Hook, and Billy Dogma.
Devon Bragg is a digital freelance illustrator majoring in Illustration at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore Maryland. Her edgy and color saturated work brings awareness to inequalities she believes need more emphasis on being solved in day to day life such as: women's inequalities, diversity, body positivity, redefining femininity, POC racism and celebrating self love while portraying people as they really are in an empowering manner.
Diana H. Chu
Diana is an image maker currently decamped in Baltimore, MD. She explores visual and poetic art with deep reverence for capturing the intangible with analog media. She is currently pursuing an Illustration Practice MFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Dingding Hu is a New York based illustrator and designer. She is a life observer, color lover, and storyteller who is aimed at making juice out of everyday ordinary. She specializes in illustrating scenes, characters and objects, as well as designing influential concept. Dingding has exhibited her work around the world, received a silver medal from Comic and Cartoon Annual, and created a product collection: Hu is Hungry.