Charlie Brown

This past weekend, MoCCA (Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art) teamed up with the Society of Illustrators at the 69th Regiment Armory for the 12th annual MoCCA Fest — a convention with artist booths and panel discussions celebrating the work of both amateur and established comic artists alike.

Not as trendy as Brooklyn’s C.A.B., and not quite as, uh lively, as Comic Con, MoCCA Fest is a satisfying middle ground between the two illustrator affairs, sealing its fate as their illegitimate love child (not their official mission statement).

We managed to pull ourselves out of our deep depression over the Knicks loss on Friday night to see what the art festival had to offer. Turns out it had a great deal of cat, cupcake, and weed artwork, which we guess makes it less like the child of Comic Con and C.A.B., and more like the wacky aunt you always wanted (no offense Patti, you’re great too). It also had the Charlie Brown balloon from Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade hovering over the crowd, signings by Fiona Staples, Alison Bechdel, Howard Cruse, and Robert Williams, and “Comics in Concert,” a musical live drawing event. Everyone loves a good comic convention,* so click through the slideshow and view some highlights from MoCCA Fest 2014.

*not a real statistic.

Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown

(Photos: Kristy Ann Muniz)

Cat Comics

Cat Comics

Stevie Wilson

Stevie Wilson

<em>Old Jewish Comedians</em>

Old Jewish Comedians

Neil Dvorak’s <em>Easy Pieces</em>

Neil Dvorak’s Easy Pieces

Hope Mountain booth

Hope Mountain booth

Supporter of <em>Ozzie the Vampire Vinyl Fight</em>

Supporter of Ozzie the Vampire Vinyl Fight

The Parsons booth found another use for empty weed containers

The Parsons booth found another use for empty weed containers

<em>For Beginners</em>

For Beginners

3D photos and coloring books of Coney Island

3D photos and coloring books of Coney Island

Bill Plympton

Bill Plympton

A bearded female pirate

A bearded female pirate

Stylish festival attendees

Stylish festival attendees

Man Bits, of course

Man Bits, of course

Brooklyn-based illustrator Lily Padula had an assortment of impressive alien-themed work

Brooklyn-based illustrator Lily Padula had an assortment of impressive alien-themed work

Tarot cards illustrated by Kyung Chah

Tarot cards illustrated by Kyung Chah

Gideon Kendall

Gideon Kendall

In-booth illustration

In-booth illustration

Thomas Baeher’s <em>POLE</em>

Thomas Baeher’s POLE

One booth participant was offering 2-minute tarot readings. Attendees draw cards, and she emails the results, offering people a follow-up to their festival experience.

One booth participant was offering 2-minute tarot readings. Attendees draw cards, and she emails the results, offering people a follow-up to their festival experience.

<em>The International Journal of Lesser-Known Mammals</em>

The International Journal of Lesser-Known Mammals

<em>Kool Aid Gets Fired</em>

Kool Aid Gets Fired

<em>A True Story of How the B1 Bomber Was Stopped by One Taxi Driver</em>

A True Story of How the B1 Bomber Was Stopped by One Taxi Driver

Sex stuff

Sex stuff

M.R. Trower of INKMAGGOT

M.R. Trower of INKMAGGOT

Representative of SVA

Representative of SVA

Festival attendee, Jon Wiley, showing off his purchases: a comic about Williamsburg’s Hotel Jolie, and <em>Strange True Stories</em>

Festival attendee, Jon Wiley, showing off his purchases: a comic about Williamsburg’s Hotel Jolie, and Strange True Stories

<em>Too Tall</em> graphic novelist playing guitar

Too Tall graphic novelist playing guitar

Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown

(Photos: Kristy Ann Muniz)Cat ComicsStevie WilsonOld Jewish ComediansNeil Dvorak’s Easy PiecesHope Mountain boothSupporter of Ozzie the Vampire Vinyl FightThe Parsons booth found another use for empty weed containersFor Beginners3D photos and coloring books of Coney IslandBill PlymptonA bearded female pirateStylish festival attendeesMan Bits, of courseBrooklyn-based illustrator Lily Padula had an assortment of impressive alien-themed workTarot cards illustrated by Kyung ChahGideon KendallIn-booth illustrationThomas Baeher’s POLEOne booth participant was offering 2-minute tarot readings. Attendees draw cards, and she emails the results, offering people a follow-up to their festival experience.The International Journal of Lesser-Known MammalsKool Aid Gets FiredA True Story of How the B1 Bomber Was Stopped by One Taxi DriverSex stuffM.R. Trower of INKMAGGOTRepresentative of SVAFestival attendee, Jon Wiley, showing off his purchases: a comic about Williamsburg’s Hotel Jolie, and Strange True StoriesToo Tall graphic novelist playing guitarCharlie Brown