Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Comic Fun in NYC this Weekend!

This weekend, NYC is filled with great comic events that we are so excited for! The whole IGH team is going to try and make it to as many of these as we possibly can, so keep an eye out for us!

On Friday 4/8, The Strand Bookstore is holding their first ever Strandicon! The Strand celebrates the comics art form with an afternoon of special appearances and a panel discussion with the founder and editors of the re-launched The Comics Journal.

The event starts at 2:30pm at the Strand Comics & Graphic Novels Department on the Second Floor at 828 Broadway & 12th St.

On Friday 4/8, Drink & Draw like a Lady East is happening to help kickoff MoCCA Fest weekend! If you are a woman that writes, edits, letters, draws, studies, sells or reviews comics, then this is the gathering for you! It looks like a great chance to see and discuss some great art!

The event runs from 7-10pm at 192 Books, 192 Tenth Avenue at 21st Street.

On Friday 4/8, the MoCCA Fest kickoff party is a fundraiser for MoCCA! There are some special guests including anti-folker/cartoonist Jeffrey Lewis, folk legend Peter Stampfel of the Holy Modal Rounders and cartoonist Dean Haspiel, along with R. Sikoryak doing some live painting.

The event runs from 7-10pm at Sutra Lounge, 16 1st Ave @ 1st St. $5 donation at the door.

Then the big event of the weekend: MoCCA Fest! This year looks to be a great one, with programming that looks so interesting. One event that I want to see is the 2011 Klein Award to be given to Al Jaffee of MAD Magazine. I am sure his speech will be a good one! I especially hope to get to meet Dean Haspiel!

For those of you not in NYC, Saturday 4/9 is
Mini Comics Day! This is a day where you can create your own mini comic in one day. There are events happening all around the world. If there isn't an event near you, you can still take part by creating your own comic. There are resources available on their website. If you do create one, send it to us and we will feature it!

As always, we will do our best to tweet during all of this fun and if you happen to be at any of these NYC events, come and find us!

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