Society of Illustrators: Comic and Cartoon Art Week! April 1 – 6, 2014

    April 1, 2014 @ 2:45 pm – April 6, 2014 @ 3:45 pm

    Comic Cartoon Art Week

    The Society of Illustrators is pleased to announce the first annual

    Comic and Cartoon Art Week!

    April 1 – 6, 2014

    From April 1 – April 6, lectures, screenings, book launches, and a festival will be held throughout New York City to celebrate the importance of this art form.  It is with great pride that we share this year’s calendar of exciting events!

    Tuesday, April 1

    at Parsons the New School for Design, 2 West 13th Street, Bark Room
    Guest speaker Ernie Gehr, filmmaker/animator
    Free and open to the public
    7:00 – 8:30pm
    at the School of Visual Arts Ampitheater
    209 East 23rd Street, Room 311
    A panel discussion with Raina Telgemeier, Diane Noomin, Shelly Bond, and Alitha Martinez.  Moderated by Keith Mayerson.
    This event is free and open to the public.  Registration required.

    Wednesday, April 2

    235 Bowery
    The New Museum has invited the Society of Illustrators to participate in a collaborative project called the Draftsmen’s Congress led by artist Pawell Althamer.  The Society has partnered with the National Cartoonists Society exclusively.  Members will take part in the making of one large drawing that will take up the entire floor of the space in the museum.

    Thursday, April 3

    MoCCA Arts Festival VIP Cocktail Reception
    6:00 – 9:00pm
    Society of Illustrators, 128 East 63 Street
    Help us kick-off the MoCCA ARts Festival weekend.  Join us for a private viewing of the current exhibits Drew Friedman’s Old Jewish Comedians and Jeffrey Catherine Jones.  Invitation only.
    7:00 – 8:00pm
    Strand Books, 828 Broadway
    Acclaimed comics artist and writer Nick Abadzis will speak with comics journalist Tucker Stone, writer for
    The Factual Opinion,
    Comics Alliance, The Comics Journal and sales and marketing representative for Nobrow in the US.
    Edie Fake Presents Memory Palaces
    Bureau of General Services- Queer Division
    hosted by Cage, 83A Hester Street
    Chicago comics artist Edie Fake and Brooklyn publishers Secret Acres are pleased to debut a monograph of Edie’s recent gallery exhibition, Memory Palaces.  Edie will present his drawings and discuss the genesis behind his project, a radical reimagining of queer spaces in Chicago.

    Friday, April 4

    Fiona Staples at Midtown Comics,  
    6:30 – 8:00pm
    64 Fulton Street

    Join MoCCA Arts Festival Guest of Honor Fiona Staples at Midtown Comics downtown location.

    at the SVA Theatre, Beatrice Theatr
    333 West 23rd Street between 8th and 9th Avenues
    Film screening and Q & A with MoCCA Arts Festival Guest of Honor
    Robert Williams and Director Nancye Ferguson, moderated by culture critic and curator Carlo McCormick.
    SVA students and Faculty free, $5 General Admission
    at Bergen Street Comics, 470 Bergen Street
    Join James Kochalka for the release of his new book!

    Saturday, April 5

    11:00 – 6:00pm
    at the 69th Regiment Armory
    General Admission $5
    After-Party and Awards Ceremony at the Society of Illustrators
    7:00 – 11:00pm
    128 East 63 Street
    The Society is hosting an after-party open only to MoCCA Arts Exhibitors, Speakers, Special Guests, and Volunteers. We will also be announcing the winners of the MoCCA Arts Festival Awards of Excellence during a special presentation. Free admission for MoCCA Fest badge holders includes beer, wine and soda plus a small plates buffet.

    Sunday, April 6

    11:00 – 6:00pm
    at the 69th Regiment Armory
    General Admission $5