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Sat, October 5 @ 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM$5 – $10
The MEP presents just up the street from the Comic Con this coming weekend a Commie.com
CaFa Art Fair
Vendors and Comics available
1:00 pm: The Bronx Heroes & Trumpland
2:30 pm: How Comic Books Can Change the World
4:00 pm: Comedians Talking About Comics
5:00 pm: Clayton Patterson—The Godfather of the Lower East Side
SEANNE CATEDRAL is a Filipinx-American New Yorker who has been an active member of the introverted artists social club since before it was cool. Having been lucky enough to grow up with NYC as her stomping grounds, she is continually inspired by the nittiest, the grittiest, and also the prettiest that her city has always had to offer. When she’s not drawing, she spends her time thinking about what to draw, drinking coffee and whiskey, deciding what to eat, and finding new music.
ANDRE LEROY DAVIS is known for his brilliant caricature cartoon drawings “The Last Word” and was a staple of Source Magazine for over 17 years. A graduate of Art & Design HS and SVA, he has worked on countless publications where he is known for poking fun at some of hip-hop’s greatest talents.
RAY FELIX is a Bronx native and a graduate of the School of Visual Arts. His comics include, Bronx Heroes® 1.0: Runaway Slave, Bronx Heroes® 2.0 : The Greatest Hero Black Power®, Heavy Traffic™, Enter: The Roach™ and A World Without Superheroes®. Ray Felix is also the Founder of the community based organization, Bronx Heroes Comic Con®, and Co-Founder of Women in Comics Con™, which promotes literacy and education through the practice of reading and creating comics.
CATHERINE SHULLER GRUENWALD is a former model and performer and an icon in plus size fashion events and production. Her career spans four decades. Catherine has been a pioneer in plus-size fashion every step of the way. As CEO and Executive Director of Catherine Schuller Enterprises, LLC, she creates and curates events that celebrate diversity in fashion, including Runway the Real Way, working to ensure that all sizes, shapes, ages, genders, heights, ethnicities, persuasions, nationalities are represented in contemporary fashion. She is also the widow of long-time Marvel Exec Mark Gruenwald and manages the foundation baring his name
DANIEL HORT is a Producer of events including CaFA: The Caribbean Art Fair(www.cafafair.com) in Bridgetown Barbados and At the Breakwater (www.atthebreakwater.com) during Miami’s prestigious Art Basel. He is a proud graduate of NYC’s LaGuardia HS of Music and the Arts.
JESSE LAMBERT was born in Hudson, NY and grew up in rural New Hampshire and New York City. He received a BFA from Cooper Union and a MFA in Painting from Hunter College. He has been exhibited in New York City at Front Room Gallery, as well as other venues nationally and internationally. He lives with his wife and son in Jackson Heights, NY. https://www.jesselambert.net
SUMMER ROSE McCLINTON is an independent comic book artist and painter. Since her first Xeric award-winning indie comic Thread (with Emily Benz), Summer’s work has gravitated toward comics with a counterculture, anti-establishment bent. Originally influenced by graffiti and cartoons, her later collaborations with Harvey Pekar nudged her style toward a folksy graphic realism that she has used ever since. Born in Boulder, Colorado she moved to New York after college and now lives in the Bronx with her husband and son. http://summermcclinton.com
CLAYTON PATTERSON is a Canadian-born artist, photographer, videographer and folk historian. Since moving to New York City in 1979, his work has focused almost exclusively on documenting the art, life and times of the Lower East Side in Manhattan.
TOM SCIACCA is a Bronx native and has worked for Marvel, DC, Heroic Fantasy, Variety, and Heavy Metal and wrote the award winning film Just Like Joe.
BRETT SINGER is a writer, musician and stand up comic. He produces at Comic Strip Live with Prime Time Comedy and performs at clubs throughout NYC. He has been a geek since the first time they stuck his head in the toilet.
J. DAVID SPURLOCK is an award-winning author, historian, artist, Space Cowboy comic book creator, educator, creator rights advocate, documentary filmmaker and associate to star talents Frank Frazetta, Basil Gogos, Neal Adams, Steranko, Joe Kubert, Carmine Infantino, Julius Schwartz, Wally Wood and is the acclaimed biography of famous leftist artist Margaret Brundage.
CAROLINE SYCORA teaches Graphic Novels in the NYC Public Schools and is a long practicing comic and zine artist, along with being active with The MEP.
JULIAN VOLOJ is a New York based writer and photographer. Born in Germany to Colombian parents, he is the author of a number of graphic novels including Ghetto Brother (NBM, 2015), Joe Shuster (Papercutz, 2019) and Basquiat (SelfMadeHero, 2019)
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