MOCCA weekend kicks off at Desert Island today

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This weekend is New York City’s massive underground and alternative comic book convention MOCCA, hosted by, and named after, the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art. Here’s how much beloved Williamsburg comic booklet-proprietor Desert Island will be celebrating:

Please join us Friday June 5 at Desert Island for a fun book signing and party with renowned cartoonist Paul Hornschemeier.

The event also marks the debut of two special projects:

1) An amazing new screenprint produced with Paul, available for the first
time

2) Our brand new FREE all-comics newspaper Smoke Signal, featuring killer
work by 46 artists.

Come grab a free newspaper, have a beer, and snag a signed book by Mr. Hornschemeier. What could be better?

Immediately followed by Future Ink around the corner at BQE Eye Level

I picked up Smoke Signal yesterday and it’s one of the better comic papers I’ve come across– 28 pages featuring at least 50 artists, with original strips from more well-known artists (Johnny Ryan, Ron Rege Jr., Lauren Weinstein) and more underground favorites (Sam Gaskin, Noah Lyron, Zach Hazard) alike. Make the trip to Williamsburg or MOCCA this weekend to pick it up.

Other MOCCA events this weekend include a signing of Austin English’s Windy Corner #3 at Giant Robot, a drink and draw for female cartoonists at Madame X, and hopefully a party at Gary Panter’s house.

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About Jay Babcock

I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona. In 2022: I publish a weeklyish email newsletter called LANDLINE = https://jaybabcock.substack.com Previously: I co-founded and edited Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curated the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was somehow listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. From 2010 to 2021, I lived in rural wilderness in Joshua Tree, Ca., where I practiced with Buddhist teacher Ruth Denison and was involved in various pro-ecology and social justice activist activities.

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