Apr 1, 2010
Over the last several years the annual MoCCA Festival, sponsored by New York’s Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, has become one of the premier events in the world of indie and small-press graphic novels. Among the many luminaries appearing at this year’s show, which gets underway on April 10, is Jaime Hernandez, one of indie comics’ seminal creators. His work on the long-running Love and Rockets in particular is distinguished by astonishingly lucid artwork, rich characterizations, and inventive narratives. Also appearing at MoCCA Fest is Todd Hignite, founding editor of the acclaimed journal Comic Art and author of the insightful and visually stunning The Art of Jaime Hernandez: The Secrets of Life and Death.