Mocca Arts Festival Exhibitors List


Taipei Cultural Center in NY
F 206, 207
The Taipei Cultural Center in New York is delighted to feature award-winning comic artists Ruan Guang-Min and Zuo Hsuan at 2018 MoCCA Fest. We welcome everyone to visit our booth F206 & 207 and experience Taiwanese culture through the artists' fantastic comic books. Furthermore, we host the “Taiwan Comics Night” workshops with NYPL and Society of Illustrators on Apr 9 &10. For more info, please visit our website and FB:
Tara Sunil Thomas
H 251
Tara is an illustrator and animator from Kerala, India currently based in New York City. Tara loves traditional sketching and digital painting. She is currently working as a freelancer creating character designs and backgrounds for animation companies in New York City.
Taylor Mauldin
J 294
Taylor is an illustrator and comics enthusiast based in both New Orleans, LA and Baltimore, MD. She likes black cats, tarot cards, and has an affinity for attracting cursed objects. She is easily summoned with the right cup of medium-roast coffee, or just through shooting her an email at
The Center for Cartoon Studies
I 276
The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) is dedicated to providing the highest quality of education to students interested in creating visual stories. CCS’s curriculum of art, graphic design, and literature reflect the wide array of skills needed to create comics and graphic novels. CCS emphasizes self-publishing and prepares its students to publish, market, and disseminate their work. CCS programs include a two-year MFA degree, one- and two-year certificates in cartooning, and annual workshops.
Tim Hamilton
A 104
Tim Hamilton is an author / illustrator who lives in Brooklyn, NY. His cartoons have been featured in The New Yorker, Mad Magazine, Nickelodeon Magazine and used by Amazon Studios. He has produced work for Dark Horse, Marvel, DC comics and self publishes his own comic, Rabbit Who Fights. Tim has written and illustrated several Children's picture books, and adapted Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451″ into a Eisner award nominated graphic novel for Hill & Wang.
Toby Cypress
J 286, 285
Toby is an artist that has worked with every major comic book publisher over his 20 year career, most notably with his work on RODD RACER, THE WHITE SUITS and BLUE ESTATE. He is currently working on LAND OF THE DEAD with Brian McDonald for First Second, as well as GRAVEDIGGERS UNION with Wes Craig for Image Comics.
Tom Daly
A 102, 103A
Tom Daly makes comics about whatever is on his mind at the moment; getting thrown out of a store when he was a little kid, creepy neighbors or how cool post-it notes are. For MOCCA 2018 he’ll have new comics including two floppies of essay comics and the first issue of WEST SIDE, a long-form comic about the disintegration of the Westies gang in NYC in the 1980s. When he isn’t making comics, he likes to draw, take long walks in the city and write about himself in the third person.
TOON Books
C 143
TOON Books are the first high-quality comics designed for children ages three and up. Each TOON book has been vetted by educators to ensure that the language and the narratives will nurture young minds. Our books feature original stories and characters created by veteran children’s book authors, renowned cartoonists and new talents, all applying their extraordinary skills to fascinate young children with tales that will welcome them to the magic of reading.
Tran Nguyen
J 284
Tran Nguyen is an award-winning illustrator, gallery artist, and muralist. Born in Vietnam and raised in the States, she is fascinated with creating visuals that are in the realm of fantasy and surrealism. Her paintings are created with a soft, delicate quality using colored pencil and acrylic on paper. Nguyen has worked for clients such as the Smithsonian, Tiger Beer, World Wildlife Fund, VH1, and has showcased with galleries across the world.