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Friday, April 27, 2012

The Jewish Side of MOCCA Fest 2012

This weekend (April 28th and 29th), the 10th annual Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art Festival will be held at the Lexington Avenue Armory (Lexinton and 25th) in Manhattan (New York), between the hours of 11 AM and 6 PM. Among the creators of Jewish comic stories / art who will be in attendance are :

* Abrams (publisher of Auschwitz and Yiddishkeit: Jewish Vernacular and the New Land)

* Orli Auslander (author-illustrator of "Matchmaker" and "Mazeltov")

* Jonathan Baylis (author of So ... Buttons mini-comic)

* Center for Cartoon Studies (publisher of Houdini : The Handcuff King)

* Leela Corman (author-illustrator of Unterzakhn and illustrator of the Dave Danger comics in Reform Judaism magazine

* Drawn and Quarterly (publisher of the berlin comic book series, as well as the graphic travelogue Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City)

* Fantagraphics (publisher of the forthcoming Jewish Images in the Comics)

* Danny Fingeroth (author of Disguised as Clark Kent: Jews, Comics, and the Creation of the Superhero)

* First Second Books (publisher of Klezmer, as well as the 3 books in the Resistance series)

* Drew Friedman (cartoonist who illustrated ""What If Chris Rock Performed At A Bar Mitzvah?" [MAD Magazine #419] and "Marnin Rosenbrg in 'Bad Luck with Women'" [National Lampoon - June 1987])

* Dean Haspiel (illustrator of Harvey Pekar's autobiography The Quitter, as well as other works by Pekar)

* Last Gasp (publisher of Funnyman: The First Jewish Superhero, from the Creators of Superman)

* Peter Kuper (author-illustrator of the short biographical story "Promised Land" in Bleeding Heart #2, as well as the book-length autobiographical Stop Forgetting to Remember : The Autobiography of Walter Kurtz)

* Josh Neufeld (author-illustrator of A Few Perfect Hours)

* NBM Publishing (publisher of the A Jew in Communist Prague series, The Big Khan, and Brownsville)

* Pantheon (publisher of Unterzakhn)

* Marsha Pugachevsky (author-illustrator of "My Worst Job Interview Ever")

* Ellis Rosen (illustrator of the story "Aaron Lansky and the Recovery of Yiddish", published in Yiddishkeit and 1 page of an adaptation of "Fire" written by Isaac Bashevis Singer)

* Maggie Siegel-Berele (author-illustrator of "My Unborn Children")

* Leslie Stein (author-illustrator of "Someone is Yelling at Me Over the Phone" [Comics Festival, 2005] and Eye of the Majestic Creature)

* Fredrik Strömberg (author of the forthcoming Jewish Images in the Comics)

* Paul Swartz (author-illustrator of "The Magnificent Mockingbird Presents: A Vanishing Act")

* JT Waldman (author-illustrator of Megillat Esther and illustrator of the forthcoming Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me)

* Lauren Weinstein (author-illustrator of the anthology Girl Stories, which includes the story "Chanukah Blues" and writer-illustrator of the story "Horse Camp" which appeared in the anthology Stuck in the Middle)

* Li-or Zaltzman (cartoonist currently working on a 100+ page coming of age story that takes place in Tel Aviv)

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