Mocca Arts Festival Exhibitors List
Madeline Zuluaga is an illustrator/storyteller working in NYC. Her work is influenced by unusual occurrences in ordinary settings. She loves to create stories that make unlikely characters and situations believable. This is because her interests and aesthetics can be strange and involve her to obsess over drawing talking turnips and capybaras. At the end of the day, she just wants to create art to make people smile.
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Marcellus Hall is a New York City based illustrator. His first cover for The New Yorker was published in 2005. His debut graphic novel, Kaleidoscope City, was published in 2018 with Bittersweet Editions. Hall has illustrated children’s books that include City I Love (Abrams 2009), The Cow Loves Cookies (Simon & Schuster 2010), What's New? The Zoo! (Scholastic 2014) Duddle Puck The Puddle Duck (Simon & Schuster 2015), and the self-penned Everyone Sleeps (Penguin 2013).
Maria Scrivan is a cartoonist, author and licensing artist. Her syndicated comic “Half Full” appears in newspapers daily across the US including the LA Times and on GoComics.com. Her work is published in MAD Magazine, National Lampoon, American Bystander, Parade Magazine, Prospect Magazine and many other publications. Maria licenses her work for greeting cards and other products to companies in the US and UK including Recycled Paper Greetings, RSVP, Design Design and Designer Greetings.
Marleni is an illustrator based out of NJ. In addition to her freelancing and design work, she is the creator of Kinda!Con Art Expo, a convention with a focus on supporting new artists and creators. Marleni eats all of her veggies, reads books to her pets, and has seen every Simpsons episode ever.
Matt Rota is an illustrator working out of Brooklyn. His clients include The New York Times, The New Yorker, The LA Times, The Criterion Collection, The Village Voice, McSweeny's, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Chronicle Books, Pro Publica, Vice. His comics have appeared in the anthologies Rock Bottom, Top Shelf 2.0, Amazing Forrest, Study Group, Rabid Rabbit, and Gutter. He's the author of the books The Art of Ballpoint, and Pencil Arts Workshop, from Rockport Press.
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Mattea Guldy is a Junior studying at SUNY Fredonia in the Animation Illustration program. Her work was featured in the staff selected Student Showcase and was also recognized with an Honorable Mention at the SUNY Wide Film Festival. She is currently a teaching assistant for the Intro to Animation class, and will continue as a teaching assistant for Intermediate Animation. In addition, she is the President of the Animation Illustration club.
MFA Visual Narrative
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When you put STORY FIRST, words and visuals merge into a whole new language - yours. SVA's low-residency MFA Visual Narrative program offers a visionary approach to storytelling that equally emphasizes creative writing and visual communication across all media. APPLY NOW!
MICA’s BFA in Illustration fosters an understanding of the current dynamic illustration practice and prepares students to not only take their place, but to shape it’s future and emerging markets. Our students create work with a strong personal voice that resonates and reflects contemporary culture.
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Born and raised in New York City, Micheline Hess started her professional comic book career in the early 90s with Milestone Comics as a colorist. She has several creator owned works such as the fantasy-adventure comic series ‘Malice in Ovenland’ and ‘The Anansi Kids and the All Saints’ Day Adventure’. In addition to being an Independent Comic Book Creator, Micheline is also an accomplished digital painter, with her work shown nationally at various Art Shows annually
Mike Diana started Xeroxing his comics as a teenager and by the self-publishing boom of the early nineties he had built a following for his zine Boiled Angel. But then he attracted the wrong kind of attention—in 1994 he became the first artist to be convicted of obscenity in the US. He lives in New York and continues to make art. He is the subject of Boiled Angels, a documentary by filmmaker Frank Henenlotter. Read the new interview with Mike in the Tiny Report #5, debuting at MoCCA Fest.