The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art is a not-for-profit arts organization and former museum in New York, devoted to comic books, comic strips and other forms of cartoon art. MoCCA sponsored events ranging from book openings to educational programs in New York City schools, and hosted classes, workshops and lectures. MoCCA was perhaps best known for its annual small-press comic convention, known as MoCCA Fest, first held in 2002.With our custom trip planner, New York City attractions like Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art MOCCA NYC can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
MoCCA was founded by Lawrence Klein in October 2001. It was located at 594 Broadway in New York City.
On July 9, 2012, MoCCA announced that it would be closing its physical location, effective immediately, due to fundraising difficulties.
On August 2, 2012, MoCCA announced plans to transfer their assets to the Society of Illustrators, providing MoCCA with a street-level location in the Society's Upper East Side building. It was confirmed that MoCCA Fest would continue to exist.
The MoCCA Festival (or MoCCA Fest) is an annual fundraiser for the museum (and now for the Society of Illustrators). It is New York's largest independent comics showcase, featuring hundreds of creators and publishers on the main floor, typically accompanied with additional rooms devoted to educational panel discussions, slide shows, and interviews. From its inception in 2002 until 2008 it was held at the Puck Building. From 2009 to 2014, it took place at the 69th Regiment Armory. In 2015, the event was split between two locations, with the exhibitors in Center548, and the programming at the High Line Hotel. Plans to convert Center548 to a residential property forced the Society to find new venues; in 2016 Metropolitan West will host the exhibitors, and programming will take place at Ink48.
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We went to the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art to see the George Booth exhibit. Booth (still going at the age of 91) is a cartoonist for the New Yorker. We enjoyed Booth, but also liked the exhibition... more »
Quest'estate sono stata negli USA in vacanza ed è stato tutto stupendo! Una delle esperienze più belle è stata in questo museo. Disegnare dal vero con modelle e musica jazz dal vivo è stato emozionant... more »This summer I was in the US on holiday and everything was gorgeous! One of the best experiences was at this museum. Draw from life with models and live jazz music was exciting! Hope to visit again!
Seems to be the same as museum of illustration. The month I were there the focus was on illustration so not that much comics. (And no signs, hard to find the right place)
Meh....barely worth the time...and we're up for anything
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