Mocca Art Festival 2010

Posted by on Apr 12, 2010 in Industry Events | No Comments

So the Mocca Fest was this weekend – Who went?  What did you see?  What did you think?  It was my first ever trip to Mocca this year, and only my second comic fest ever.  I know, I’m a bad girl.  But, it’s better late than never, right?  I’m glad I went, and compared to my first which was just a few months ago near Penn Station, it was a much better and inspiring experience.  Instead of bins and bins full of old and dusty comic books, here were tables upon tables of independent artists showcasing their homemade comic creations and eager to tell you all about their artwork and style.  I had no idea the scope of the medium and it was a lot of fun to walk around and view all their work, everything from hardcover bound books and what they call an ashcan, to socks, hats, pillowcases, and toys.  I saw animators Alisa Harris, Will Krause, Allan Norico, Nelson Diaz, and Celia Bullwinkle at tables showcasing their work.   Amid Amidi from Cartoon Brew selling books and  old Animation Blasts.  Ray Alma and Tunde Adebimpe drawing on the spot.  Countless others who I can’t possibly all name here but are not forgotten.  As a newbie, I don’t feel qualified to speak much about the fest – so I will leave that to our readers – many of whom I saw there at tables, and attending.  Please let us know of your experience in the comments section here.