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
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.