An annual festival of comics and cartoon art
All events free to the public
Julie Doucet Collage Exhibition
Acclaimed visual artist and cartoonist Julie Doucet presents her recent collage work. Please join for a reception with the artist!
7 - 9PM
The MAD Fold-In Art of Al Jaffee
Organized by Gabe Fowler for Comic Arts Brooklyn
Created in 1964, the Fold-In has appeared in every Mad issue to this day, usually on the inside back cover of the magazine. This exhibition includes twelve original paintings and preliminary drawings.
Scott Eder Gallery
6 - 9PM
Book Sales & Signings
Come see over 100 exhibitors, many with new books and artists signing at their table! Full list above. We highly recommend showing up early to beat the crowds.
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
11AM - 7PM
by Wizard Skull
The artist known as Wizard Skull alters old animations cels by inserting new characters and bringing the old cels to life with new meaning.
Cotton Candy Machine
7 - 11PM
Talks & Interviews
Join us for a full slate of programming with some of the greatest artists on Earth. Please note that each panel will be first come, first served, and the room must be cleared at the conclusion of each talk. Please plan accordingly!
The Wythe Hotel
11AM - 6PM
Business Talk Partner Zone
Kutijuit is an artist collective formed in Finland in 2005. Since then, the core of 6 people has grown into a non-profit contemporary comics group which now includes over 30 members. Don't miss their new installation at Wayfarers!
6 - 9PM
Al Jaffee UnfoldedAl Jaffee has drawn hundreds of features for the MAD Magazine but he is undoubtedly best known as the creator of the Mad Fold-In that he has drawn monthly since 1964. His originals will be on display concurrently at the Scott Eder Gallery in Brooklyn.
Charles Burns: Down the Black HoleA retrospective of Burns’ work as an illustrator (Sub Pop, The Believer, The New Yorker) and as a cartoonist (Black Hole, Big Baby, RAW), with a focus on the recently released third book of his graphic novel trilogy, X’ed Out. (Burns will be interviewed by Paul Karasik.)
Tim Lane, Ben Marra, & Jim Rugg: Neo NoirThese three cartoonists love tough yeggs, mean streets, and femme fetales. All three have recent work evoking smoky, double-crossing noir. Each creator will present and discuss his own Gods of Noir. (Lane, Marra, and Rugg will be interviewed by Karen Green.)
Roz Chast and Art Spielgeman Talk About Something More PleasantRoz Chast's cartoons are synonymous with the New Yorker. Her recent work, “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant”, surprised her readers as a frank memoir about her parents’ final years. Art Spiegelman is best known for his masterwork, “MAUS”, but has recently surprised his readers with a musical, “Wordless”. Together they will surprise the audience by asking each other questions.
Aisha Franz, Lisa Hanawalt, and Jillian Tamaki: Cutting EdgesAisha Franz (Earthling), Lisa Hanawalt (My Dirty Dumb Eyes) and Jillian Tamaki (This One Summer) have all produced comics that touch upon issues of sexuality, humor, and the surreal. They will discuss their unique approaches to the medium within the larger context of self-publishing, commercial work, and creative collaboration in a panel moderated by NYTimes art director Alexandra Zsigmond.
Richard McGuire is HereFans of cartoonist / children’s book author / illustrator / musician, Richard McGuire, have been waiting years for the publication of the book-length “Here”, which originally ran in RAW. The wait is over. (McGuire will be interviewed by Paul Karasik.)
Raymond Pettibon and the ComicsPettibon came to prominence in the early 1980s in the southern California punk rock scene, creating posters and album art for Black Flag and other groups on SST Records. He has since gone on to international acclaim, earning several awards and exhibiting in major galleries and museums. (Pettibon will be interviewed by Josh Bayer.)