Mocca Arts Festival Exhibitors List

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Taipei Cultural Center in NY
The Taipei Cultural Center is delighted to present two emerging comic artists, 61Chi and Crystal KUNG at the 2017 MOCCA Arts Festival. Please come meet them at our booth G230. We anticipate that Taiwanese comics and graphic novels will be getting popular in the US. For more information, please visit our website www.tpecc.org and Facebook.
Tara McPherson
I 270
Tara McPherson is an artist based out of New York City. Creating art about people and their odd ways, her characters seem to exude an idealized innocence with a glimpse of hard earned wisdom in their eyes. She explores, through portraiture, the realms of our psychological states via myths, legends, astronomy, physics, nature, love, loss, childhood and good old life experience. Giving us a peek into the complexities of the human psyche through her otherwordly characters.
The Center for Cartoon Studies
A 122
The Center for Cartoon Studies offers a two-year course of study that centers on the creation and dissemination of comics, graphic novels and other manifestations of the visual narrative. Experienced and internationally recognized cartoonists, writers, and designers teach classes. CCS programs include a two-year Master of Fine Arts Degree, One- and Two-Year Certificates in Cartooning, and annual summer workshops. The school is located in historic downtown village of White River Junction, VT.
Thi Bui
E 159, E 160, E 161
Thi Bui was born in Vietnam and immigrated to the United States as a child. She studied art and law and thought about becoming a civil rights lawyer, but became a public school teacher instead. Bui lives in Berkeley, California, with her son, her husband, and her mother. The Best We Could Do (Abrams ComicArts) is her debut graphic novel.
Tiffany Lin
H 261
Tiffany is a visual artist, illustrator, and chronic doodler. She documents everyday happenings through an intimate sketchbook process that translates into narrative based work focused on labor, place, and belonging as it pertains to American identity. Her work seeks to destabilize the mythology of the American Dream as an idea of opportunity and guaranteed success.
Tin Can Forest Press
Table D152 Tin Can Forest Press was established in 2012, by Canadian artists Pat Shewchuk and Marek Colek, as a forum for publishing their own work as well as unique collaborations with select authors.       Our latest release is WHAT IS  A WITCH, an illuminated manifesto on witchcraft written by writer, curator, and teacher of magical practice and history Pam Grossman and drawn by Tin Can Forest.     Pamgrossman.com Tincanforest.com
Top Shelf Productions / Yoe Books / IDW Publishing
A 101, A 102
Since 1997, Top Shelf Productions has been dedicated to publishing the vanguard of the comics medium: works of literary sophistication, visionary artistry, and personal resonance. Award-winning editor Craig Yoe has been called "the Indiana Jones of comics historians" and an "archivist of the ridiculous and the sublime." His imprint Yoe! Books finds lost treasures from throughout comic-book history and presents them to new audiences in thrilling new editions Both are imprints of IDW Publishing.