On April 6th & 7th, NBM Graphic Novels will be attending The MoCCA Arts Festival, a 2-day multimedia event and Manhattan’s largest independent comics, cartoon and animation festival, which draws over 7,000 attendees each year.
With 400 exhibiting artists displaying their work, award-winning honorees speaking about their careers and artistic processes and other featured artists conducting workshops, lectures and film screenings, the Festival mission accelerates the advancement of the Society’s broader mission to serve as Manhattan’s singular cultural institution promoting all genres of illustration through exhibitions, programs and art education.
This year, NBM and Papercutz will be premiering two titles at the show.
Appearing on behalf of NBM is Ted Rall, writer of THE YEAR OF LOVING DANGEROUSLY.
It’s New York City in the 1980s and Ted Rall is in college. Everything is fine before his pranks, lack of focus and restlessness get him expelled. Unable to find a job and rejected by his parents, he considers suicide. By happenstance he finds comfort in the arms of many women as he bed-hops around the five boroughs. It’s better than homelessness, but the psychic toll of selling himself and his affection was higher than he imagined.
Both acidly funny and brutally honest, Rall, a cartoonist both beloved and reviled for his edgy politics, pours out his guts in this remembrance of this most difficult chapter in his life in this revised paperback edition.
Ted will be appearing at the NBM Booth (#D149-150B) throughout the show and will be signing during the following times:
- 11:00-12:30 PM
- 2:00-3:30 PM
- 5:00-6:30 PM
- 12:30- 2:00 PM
Also premiering from our sister company, Papercutz, is THE ONLY LIVING GIRL. Writer/co-creator David Gallaher will be in attendance.
Zandra ‘Zee’ Parfitt is one of the last human survivors of a cosmic disaster that merged hundreds of planets into the mysterious patchwork wasteland of Chimerika. After learning that the experiments of her late father, the diabolical Doctor Once, created this world, Zee and her companions — classmate Erik Farrell and mermaid warrior Morgan — embark on a dangerous quest filled with robots, monsters, unknown civilizations, and unlikely allies. Together they push back against the relentless Consortium, who want control of this new world at any cost. Through it all, Zee searches for the truth of her past so she can redeem her father’s legacy.
David will be appearing at the NBM Booth (#D149-150B) throughout the show and will be signing during the following times:
- 12:30-2:00 PM
- 3:30-5:00 PM
- 11:00 – 12:30 PM
- 2:00 -3:30 PM
All of our latest titles will be available at our table and we’ll also have looks at upcoming releases.
The 2019 MoCCA Arts Festival will take place at Metropolitan West in New York City with programming mere steps away at Ink48 (653 11th Ave).