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Narbonic in MoCCA Webcomics Show 
4th-Sep-2007 11:12 am
There's a Narbonic strip featured in the webcomics show currently running at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art in New York City. If you're in the area, you should definitely have a look.

Infinite Canvas: The Art of Webcomics launches at MoCCA, featuring a showcase
on webcomics collective ACT-I-VATE

New York (Sept. 3, 2007) – The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) is proud to announce its upcoming exhibit: Infinite Canvas: The Art of Webcomics, set to open on Sept. 13.

“Infinite Canvas: The Art of Webcomics” brings comics from the web page to the MoCCA stage. The exhibit explores three aspects of online comics: the unique format and design of webcomics, their appeal to niche audiences, and the transitions between web and print comics.

Curator Jennifer Babcock, who also draws the syndicated webcomic C’est La Vie, explains that webcomics are free of the space constraints and editorial censorship to which printed comics are often subjected. Webcomics also provide an outlet for a greater diversity of creators and audiences, she says, resulting in numerous niche-specific features.

This exhibit incorporates original artwork, prints of finished art, and digital displays. Featured in the exhibit will be the immensely popular Penny Arcade, PhD, Sluggy Freelance, User Friendly, Diesel Sweeties, Mom’s Cancer, Finder, Supernatural Law, Questionable Content, Something Positive, Scary Go Round, Achewood, Narbonic, Goats, and “My Obsession with Chess” by Scott McCloud, among many others.

The exhibit also includes a new installment of MoCCA’s New York Artist Showcase, focusing on the NYC members of the webcomics collective ACT-I-VATE (AIV).

The LiveJournal community site ACT-I-VATE (http://act-i-vate.com) features daily installments of in-progress graphic novels from a group of accomplished cartoonists.

“We’ve discussed a showcase for ACT-I-VATE in the past, and including it as a feature within the webcomics show was the perfect opportunity,” said MoCCA Curator Bill Roundy. “ACT-I-VATE has some fantastic cartoonists, and it has a unique focus on serialized graphic novels.”

"An AIV/MoCCA team-up was inevitable, as both outfits champion the NYC comics scene from different angles," said Jeff Newelt, aka Jahfurry, AIV Minister of Hype. "That the paths are set to intersect on the gallery walls is both a thrill and an honor."

ACT-I-VATors featured in the Showcase are: Mike Cavallaro, Kevin Colden, Nikki Cook, Michel Fiffe, Simon Fraser, Ulises Farinas, Dan Goldman, Dean Haspiel, Tim Hamilton, Jason Little, Josh Neufeld, Leland Purvis, Ryan Roman, Jennifer Tong, and Dave Wallin

The opening reception will be held Thursday, Sept. 13 at 7pm. Admission to the reception is $10. The exhibit will be on display until January 14, 2008.

MoCCA is located at 594 Broadway, Suite 401 between Prince and Houston. Hours are Friday through Monday from noon to five. Admission is only $5. Members are admitted free.

The museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts education organization dedicated to the preservation, study and display of all forms of comic and cartoon art. The museum promotes greater understanding and appreciation of the artistic, cultural and historical significance of comic and cartoon art through a variety of events, exhibitions and educational programs. For more information about the museum or specific MoCCA events, exhibitions and programs visit the museum’s website www.moccany.org or on myspace at www.myspace.com/moccany.
4th-Sep-2007 06:36 pm (UTC)
Great! Out of curiosity, which one did they / you select?
4th-Sep-2007 06:41 pm (UTC)
May 17, 2004, Mell and Caliban crawling around the ductwork.
4th-Sep-2007 07:02 pm (UTC)
A good example of the exhibit's theme, sez I. Slightly more grokable than the thousand-foot waterfall, too, which is the other that I immediately thought of... ;-)
4th-Sep-2007 06:50 pm (UTC)
I'm maybe being too nit-picky, but is there any actual Infinite Canvas pieces in the Infinite Canvas show or is it a curated collection of strips that ran online?
6th-Sep-2007 08:35 am (UTC)
Well, MoCCA doesn't have any art that literally stretches to infinity in all directions, no.

But the show will feature a 20-foot-long, 4-foot-wide printout of Scott McCloud's "My Obsession With Chess." And other very large strips scrolling by on a big plasma screen.

-Bill Roundy, MoCCA volunteer
6th-Sep-2007 02:14 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear it, thanks for the answer!
4th-Sep-2007 07:32 pm (UTC)
COOL! And the CLV chick is curating, even. I've been reading that strip for like a year or so now. Trippy.

Well, I was bitten by the urge to randomly flit up to NYC this weekend to go to Coney... but the show starts *after* this weekend... hmm.

(HA HA like I can afford to go New York by myself anytime soon. Oh, me. Oh, my friends who are too broke and stuffy to accompany me.)

But it's up through January. This shall be a Christmas present to myself!

(I will try to forget about my mortal fear of museums in the meantime.)
5th-Sep-2007 01:28 am (UTC)
Thanks for the tip, Shaenon! I think I might just get a chance to check it out next weekend or the following one.
5th-Sep-2007 01:56 am (UTC)
Aha! I am in the area!
7th-Sep-2007 08:51 pm (UTC)
I am in the area! Unfortunately, I have a job. Damned MoCCA!!!!
7th-Sep-2007 09:29 pm (UTC)
Quite an impressive lineup. I hope I make it back to New York before it closes.
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