When we saw the incredible lineup for the two-day Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art Festival, we actually died from excitement—then Superman flew down to our cubicle and brought us back to life. Really! Here’s how good it is: Today, catch “Titans of Comics” (11:30 a.m.), a panel featuring heavy hitters Jules Feiffer, Al Jaffee (Mad Magazine), Arnold Roth (Humbug, National Lampoon), and Gahan Wilson (The New Yorker); then Frank Miller (Sin City, The Dark Knight Returns) and Jamie Hernandez (Love & Rockets) argue that superheroes can indeed be intellectual at “The Art of the Superhero: When Singular Vision Meets Popular Mythology” (2 p.m.); Chip Kidd presents a special award to comic creator and illustrator David Mazzucchelli, who has worked for Marvel Comics and DC Comics (3:15 p.m.); and at the MOCCA Live Strip Show (5:15 p.m.), actors perform live versions of strips by Kim Deitch and Michael Kupperman, among others. And these are just the highlights from day one! PS: On Sunday, don’t miss Bill Ayers (a/k/a Obama’s terrorist pal), who will explore the history of subversive political cartoons at “Sequential Activism: Saving the World One Panel at a Time” (2 p.m.).
Sat., April 10, 11:30 a.m.; Sun., April 11, 10:30 a.m., 2010