A Special Watchmen Screening in New York
My first visit to MoCCA (the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art) occurred almost two years ago, when a good friend took me on a surprise visit there for my birthday. Ever since, I've been a huge fan of the space, which is always amazingly curated and a joy to behold. They have wonderful exhibits and tributes to the art form and don't get anywhere near the attention they deserve.
So I'm happy to give people who live in or near New York City a tip to check out MoCCA's screening of the new Watchmen movie on March 5. MoCCA's latest exhibit is "The Art of Watchmen," featuring art from Dave Gibbons' original representations and images from the film, particularly behind-the-scenes glimpses of cast members and sets. Visitors to MoCCA can check out the exhibit during opening hours, but on Wednesday, March 5, people can take part in a special event. A reception at MoCCA, followed by a viewing of the Watchmen movie at the nearby AMC theaters on 19th St., followed by an author signing of Watchmen Portraits by Clay Enos. Tickets are $100 for nonmembers and $75 for members and can be purchased by calling 212-254-3511 or visiting the museum between Tuesday and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.
MoCCA is located at 594 Broadway, Suite 401, between Prince and Houston Streets. The small space is always packed with amazing works, and there are many graphic novels to buy there, so plan to stay a while when you visit. It's worth the trip.-- John Hogan