Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art MOCCA NYC, New York City

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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.
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. 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.
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  • Again a cool museum just off Park Ave and 63rd. Fun place with lots do and see. I would recommend a visit.  more »
  • Cool for comic book fans. Enjoyed looking at all it had to offer. In comparison to comic conventions this was a more elite comic experience  more »
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  • Beautiful space. Go upstairs!
  • You need to go to experience mastery in the cartooning arts

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