Mocca Arts Festival Exhibitors List
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The Amazing True Story of a Teenage Single Mom (Graymalkin, 2016) by Katherine Arnoldi, first published in 1998 by Hyperion, won a NYFA arts award in drawing, two American Library Association Awards, was named one of the Top Ten Books of the Year by Entertainment Weekly, nominated for a Will Eisner Award and optioned by Kennedy/Marshall company. Arnoldi, Ph.D., a Fulbright Fellow to Paraguay in 2008-9, has received a NYFA Award in Fiction, a DeJur, Henfield Transatlantic Award and a Newhouse.
Kati Lacker is an illustrator, designer, and screen printer living in Brooklyn. Her work often explores nature and the everyday; focusing on subjects that would otherwise go unnoticed in the midst of the mundane. Much of what she creates is driven by her love of color, line, and patterns.
Katrina Kopeloff is an illustrator who recently relocated to Philly from Brooklyn, NYC. She creates illustrations for picture books. Katrina is introducing her new mini comic "Banana Shoes" starring a tennis playing robot and a banana obsessed baboon, as well as fresh linocut prints, vinyl stickers and more!
Kelly Alonso Braga (Poupée Rouge Publicações Independentes)
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Writer, illustrator, painter and embroiderer She is the founder of Poupée Rouge Publicações Independentes, which in addition to publishing adult and children’s books, develops the series of magazines “Take your magazine and get lost!,focusing on aspects of everyday life and on the psychological disturbances present in all of us. As an embroiderer she has created “Canned embroidery” which, using recycled sardine and tuna cans . She teaches in workshops at cultural centers.
Kelly Fernandez is a cartoonist from Queens, New York. She was a winner of Scholastic’s “Get Published by Graphix” competition and her work has appeared in various comic anthologies such as Mine! and Dates: Volume 2, as well as the teen literature/comics magazine CICADA. Her work often stars Latino women, and usually has something to do with folklore, monsters, or video games.
Ken Wong (Origami Comics)
Ken Wong is a comics creator/writer/artist known primarily for his ORIGAMI COMICS, artisanal comics presented in folded forms. Stop by to see hand-folded prints and production artwork from Wong's ORIGAMI COMICS include (e.g., PANDORA’S BOX, SCHRODINGER’S CAT). Original sketches and other comics such as BONETTI'S DEFENSE (a comic about the swordplay in The Princess Bride) will also be for sale. Available for commissions.
Kevin McCloskey is the author of the critically acclaimed TOON Books Giggle and Learn series and an illustration professor at Pennsylvania's Kutztown University. His first TOON Book, We Dig Worms, was described as “a winning combination of facts and gross-out fun” by The New York Times. When his wife (a librarian!), asked for a fun worm book to read at the library, he came up with an informative and silly story that evolved into a beloved series of four.
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Kriota Willberg uses comics, needlework, history, bioethics, and her career in massage therapy to explore the body/sciences. She teaches artists about injury prevention through workshops and her new book, Draw Stronger (Uncivilized Books). Her other comics appear in: 4PANEL.ca, SubCultures, Awesome Possum, Comics For Choice, The Strumpet, The Graphic Canon, and the journals Intima and Broken Pencil. Willberg is the inaugural Artist In Residence at the New York Academy of Medicine Library.