June 11, 2006

burns + tomine, in conversation


At the MoCCA Art Festival today in NY, legendary cartoonist Charles Burns will be featured in a talk with next-gen legend in the making Adrian Tomine (Sunday, 2:10pm). We caught both Tomine’s talk on The Push Man and the conversation between Dan Clowes and Jonathan Lethem at last year’s show, and this year’s looks again not to be missed. Talks are free with day’s admission ($8) to the fest, which also includes three huge exhibition rooms where you can meet and check out the work of tons of talented cartoonists, including new and perennial faves like Hope Larson, Bryan Lee O’Malley, Mike Cavallero, Richard Hahn, Fay Ryu, Becky Cloonan, Farel Dalrymple & the Meathaus crew, and many more.

The show closes at four with a conversation with Jessica Abel, whose book La Perdida was just published as one volume, and is worth checking out.