Mocca Arts Festival Exhibitors List
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Gallery 13, Simon & Schuster’s new graphic novel imprint, publishes award-winning and unforgettable graphic novels, championing distinguished visual storytelling as a mainstream convergence of art, literature, and entertainment. From luminaries such as Stephen King & Bernie Wrightson and James O’Barr, to the stunning talent of today like Jeff Lemire, Christophe Chabouté, Iasmin Omar Ata, and Michael Kupperman, Gallery 13 inspires, challenges, and expands the graphic novel reading experience.
Gerardo R. Casas
Gerardo R. Casas was born in Queens, New York. He graduated from LaGuardia Community College and School of Visual Arts. Gerardo was the curator of five successful comic exhibitions: “New Voices of Comic Art”, “Critical Glitch”, “Heroes & Villains”, “Nightmares” and “Farewell” at a Brooklyn based gallery called Ouchi Gallery and he is the creator of his self-published comic book titled “The Gang”, which narrates the daily insane tribulations of Rick, Yuriko, Carlos, and Megan.
Gideon is a graphic novelist based in Brooklyn. He is the artist of Harvey Kurtzman's "Marley's Ghost" (ComiXology Originals/Kitchen Sink). He is the creator of the sci-fi comic book series "WHATZIT" and the co-creator (with Doug Latino) of the auto-bio anthology series "WAIT...It Gets Worse". He is a regular contributor to Full Bleed Quarterly (IDW). He has illustrated several children's books including Dino Pets (Penguin) and The Fall of General Custard" (White Cloud Press).
Giselle Sarmiento is a New York City based freelance artist who specializes in comics and dabbles in illustration. She's an alumni of NYC's The School of Visual Arts BFA Cartooning program. Giselle's introduction to art came via falling in love with video games, comics and cartoons alongside her older brother early in her childhood. Her current artistic goal is to grow into a better storyteller with the hopes of inspiring and connecting with people who come across her work.
Glynnis Fawkes is a cartoonist and archaeological illustrator. This year she has published several comics on the New Yorker.com. Her memoir (in progress) Alle Ego won the MoCCAfest Award of Excellence in 2016. Greek Diary won the award in 2017 and was also nominated for the Slate Cartoonist Prize. Her autobiographical comics are collected in Reign of Crumbs, published by Kilgore Books in 2017.
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Greg Kletsel is an illustrator based in Brooklyn, NY. His illustrations have appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, ESPN Magazine, Playboy and Entertainment Weekly. His self-published zines "Exercise the Demon" and "Conceptual Bar Mitzvah Video" won the MoCCA Fest Award of Excellence in 2014 and 2015. In addition to illustration, Greg teaches at Pratt Institute and created an animated short called "Farkels" for Nickelodeon.
Once more unto the breach, dear friends… Gregory Benton is a local cartoonist. His book B+F won the inaugural MoCCA Award of Excellence. His book SMOKE garnered a Publishers Weekly Starred Review. This MoCCA Arts Fest will have the debut of his art-board book CROMAG, along with new mini art ‘zines, pins, comix, prints and original art.