Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art
128 East 63rd Street
New York City, NY 10065
Current & Upcoming EventsOct. 25, 2019: New Yorker Cartoonists’ Tribute to James Thurber
On the occasion of the 125th anniversary of James Thurber’s birth, Liza Donnelly, Michael Maslin, and Danny Shanahan—three of the New Yorker magazine’s longest and most beloved cartoonists—appear on Friday, October 25, 2019 at 6:30 PM for a conversation with Thurber’s most stalwart advocate, Michael J. Rosen, author of two new volumes: A Mile and a Half of Lines: The Art of James Thurber, a monograph that coincides with the largest exhibit of Thurber’s drawings and cartoons at the The Columbus Museum of Art, which includes essays by both Donnelly and Maslin. He also edited Collected Fables, a new volume of 85 Thurber fables. The evening will also include readings from Thurber, and a presentation of his groundbreaking and inimitable cartoons.Nov. 5, 2019: An Evening with Joe Quesada
Join acclaimed comics artist/writer/producer and Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada on Tuesday November 5th for a lively interactive discussion of his career, from his early days as an artist and self-publisher on series like X-FACTOR & ASH, to his time as Editor-in-Chief and his current role as Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Entertainment.
Following the Q & A session, there will be a signing for the new edition of THE MARVEL ART OF JOE QUESADA. This revised and expanded version of the sold-out original volume provides a compelling retrospective of Quesada’s work and features illustrations from the earliest stages of his career, to critically-acclaimed series like WOLVERINE: ORIGIN and DAREDEVIL: FATHER, to Joe’s later work in comics, film and television. THE MARVEL ART OF JOE QUESADA doesn’t overlook a detail of Joe’s artistry, featuring his best interior and cover artwork, as well as a wealth of unpublished images and sketches – plus commentary from Joe himself!
Past EventsOct. 5, 2019: Masters of Comics Signing
Tripwire’s editor-in-chief Joel Meadows has spent the last three decades covering the best in comics and genre, and Masters Of Comics is a book that takes a look at the studios and work practices of the world’s finest comic artists and illustrators. This talk and signing on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 8 PM will feature a selection of the artists featured in the book including Rafael Albuquerque (American Vampire, Eight), Bill Sienkiewicz (Legion TV show, Elektra Assassin), Yuko Shimuzu (The Unwritten, New York Times), Walter Simonson (Ragnarok, Thor, Manhunter), Dave Johnson (cover artist 100 Bullets, Deadpool, The Punisher), and Dan Panosian (X-Men, Logan) talking about their working practices and their studios.
Masters Of Comics is a lavish paperback published by Insight Editions which also includes artists like Eduardo Risso (100 Bullets, Moonshine), Frank Quitely (All-Star Superman, Batman & Robin, Jupiter’s Children), Sean Phillips (Criminal, Kill Or Be Killed), Posy Simmonds (Tamara Drewe, Gemma Bovery), Michael Kaluta (The Shadow, Books Of Magic) and many more. Introduction by TV writer and producer Mark Verheiden (Daredevil, Ash vs Evil Dead, Swamp Thing).Oct. 2, 2019: American Splendor Screening and Live Podcast
Directors Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini appear in conversation with Dean Haspeiel, Josh Neufeld, and Gary Leib on Wednesday, October 2nd at 6:30 PM at the Society of Illustrators.
The American Splendor film, about legendary comics writer Harvey Pekar, was directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, and stars Paul Giamatti. A unique hybrid of live action, documentary, and animation, the film won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, a critics award at Cannes, the Writers Guild Best Adapted Screenplay award, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Come for a screening of the film and a discussion afterward with Springer Berman & Pulcini, animator Gary Leib, as well as other creators associated with the Pekar legacy. In a live edition of their weekly podcast Scene by Scene with Josh & Dean, Haspiel & Neufeld (both former American Splendor illustrators), will spark a discussion about the film’s unique construction, reveal previously unexplored connections between the original American Splendor comics and the film, and remind everyone why Pekar is such an important figure in the history of comics.
Scene by Scene with Josh & Dean, which debuted in April 2019, has been covered by Publishers Weekly, Word Balloon, The Beat, Bleeding Cool, Forces of Geek, and many more. Guests on the podcast have included actors from the film, as well as other Pekar artists and collaborators.
About the Speakers
Between them, Josh Neufeld and Dean Haspiel have an Emmy award, a Xeric, a Ringo, a Knight-Wallace Fellowship, multiple residencies at the Yaddo, and have been nominated for numerous Harvey, Eisner, and Ignatz Awards. Both men have been Master Artists at the Atlantic Center for the Arts. Both were long-time illustrators for Harvey Pekar on American Splendor. Native New Yorkers, Josh & Dean met in high school and have been friends ever since. In addition to Scene by Scene, they have collaborated on numerous prior projects.
Neufeld is known for his nonfiction narratives of political and social upheaval, told through the voices of witnesses. His works include A.D: New Orleans After the Deluge and The Influencing Machine. A faculty member of the School of Visual Arts and the Solstice MFA Program at Pine Manor College, Josh has traveled all over the world speaking about comics.
Haspiel created Billy Dogma, The Red Hook, illustrated for HBO’s Bored to Death, is a playwright, and helped pioneer personal webcomics. He has produced many superhero and memoir comics, and illustrated Harvey Pekar’s “origin story” The Quitter. Dean inspired producer Ted Hope to make an American Splendor movie and introduced him to Pekar.Oct. 1, 2019: An Evening with Vitor Cafaggi
Join famous Brazilian comic book artist VITOR CAFAGGI on Tuesday, October 1st at 6:30 PM before the chaos of New York Comic Con where he’ll discuss his career, from the recently released collection of his breakout hit newspaper comic strip VINCENT to the recently successful TURMA DA MONICA movie based on his own series. He will also discuss the importance of the Brazilian comic scene and its impact on the global comic book market.
There will be a Q&A following the talk, as well as a signing for both VINCENT BOOK ONE and VINCENT BOOK TWO. From board games to limited edition statues to even a roast beef sandwich named after him, VINCENT is a cultural phenomenon in Brazil that Papercutz Graphic Novels is honored to bring to the US for the first time. VINCENT is Vitor’s breakout newspaper strip turned graphic novel about the titular canine as he learns that love and loss aren’t as easy as the RPGs that he plays. A raw, heartbreaking coming of age story, VINCENT proves that comics and love are a universal language.
Vitor Cafaggi is a professor of visual narrative, script and character development in Minas Gerais, Brazil. His debut to the world of comics was with the webcomic Puny Parker, which narrated the childhood of his favorite hero, Spider-Man. He gained notoriety in his country with the graphic novels inspired by Brazilian super-property Turma da Mônica (Monica and Friends) and the comic strip Valente (Vincent) published by the Brazilian newspaper O Globo. Vitor has won the HQ Mix trophy multiple times for his excellence in comic art.Sept. 12, 2019: An Evening of Batman
Paul Levitz and Denny O’Neil appear at the Society of Illustrators on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 6:30 PM for a conversation on the history and creators behind Batman.