There’s more to comics than super heroes. This past weekend the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art held it’s annual MoCCA Fest at the Lexington Armory. The best way to describe MoCCA Fest is it’s a little similar to the Artists Alley at New York Comic Con and other conventions. Independent creators not only sell and autograph their books but also interact with their fans.
MoCCA Fest showcases a wide range of genres and ages. Jacob Chabot’s “Mod Dog” and “The Mighty Skullboy Army” are fun comics for all ages while Laura Lee Gulledge’s Eisner Nominated “Paige by Page” is a slice of life graphic novel that should appeal to young adults. If you’re looking for a story about robots and Rock N Roll then check out Americans UK by Jef UK and Paul Ciaravino. The School of Visual Arts gives out a free anthology featuring comics created by their students. And if you still want your super heroes there’s Cup O Java Studio’s “A World Without Super Heroes.”
MoCCA isn’t just a place to shop. If you’re looking to break into comics it’s a great place to meet and collaborate with fellow creators. A group that does this is New York’s own Pronto Comics. Pronto Comics had a booth where writers and artists could sign up and team up with each other to create their own comics in one of Pronto’s anthologies.
Overall, if you’re looking for something different or just want to break into the world of comics definitely check go to MoCCA Fest. To learn more about the Museum of Comics and Cartoon Art check out their website.