Mocca Arts Festival Exhibitors List
Lara is a cartoonist who creates stories about magic, monsters, and badass women. ✖ If you dine in NYC you might see one of her infamous "Choking Victim" posters. ✖ She runs So What? Press, an award-winning comics imprint, with Dave Kelly. ✖ Her work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, NPR, and Huffington Post and clients Penguin Random House, Netflix, and Warner Brothers. ✖ She enjoys black humor, black coffee, and colorful coats.
Laura is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer based in DC who produces quirky work that combines sincerity and subtle humor. She loves using her work to tell stories and enhance viewpoints for clients and for self-driven projects. Some of these projects include editorial illustration, illustrated books -- such as cookbooks and counting books, merchandise, and surface design.
Laura Ķeniņš is a comic artist and journalist who has lived and worked in Halifax, Toronto, Latvia and Hungary. She is the author of Steam Clean (Retrofit, 2017) and the Doug Wright Award-nominated Alien Beings (kuš!, 2016). Her comics have also appeared in Kuti Magazine, Truthout, The Puritan, Carte Blanche, the Los Angeles Review of Books and other publications. She has worked with the Ladydrawers and Femicomix Finland. Currently she lives in Toronto with her tuxedo cat.
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Liz is an ARMY brat born during the Reagan years and raised by the DC punk scene. She is also a recipient of an Alex Award for her book SACRED HEART (Fantagraphics), which was listed as a top 10 Graphic Novel for Teens by the Young Adult Library Services Association in 2016. She is currently working on the next chapter of SACRED HEART and a collection of her CYANIDE MILKSHAKE zines.