The Society of Illustrators is proud to announce the winners for this year’s MoCCA (Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art) Arts Festival Awards of Excellence! These awards recognize the most outstanding work on view at the festival, and is open to all artists tabling at the 2019 MoCCA Arts Festival. Judges included Patrick Crotty, Rebekka Dunlap, Maria Hoey, Nathan Huang, and Ben Passmore. The program was Chaired by Maëlle Doliveux and Co-Chaired by Ben Passmore.
Categories include Short Form and Long Form books, Single Image cartoons and comics, and Special Format works. One gold medal and two silver medals are awarded per category. Artists winning this award will be acknowledged with a special medal and financial award, The M. Prize, given in memory of Timothy Patrick Moynihan. This award has been made possible through the generosity of friends and family of Timothy Patrick Moynihan. In addition, winners will also receive a tablet from MoCCA sponsor Wacom, as well as a gift certificate from artist supply store and sponsor Blick Art Materials.
We are proud of KCAI Illustration alum Kelsey Wroten (‘15) for receiving a Silver award in the Long Form category for her graphic novella, Crimes. Congratulations Kelsey (!!) and congrats to all of the MoCCA Award recipients!
GOLD: "Okay Okay" by Rose Wong
SILVER: "Ballad of the Bird Hole" by Sabrina Futch
SILVER: "Haunted Francis" by John F. Malta
GOLD: "Do Geese See God - Chapters 2 & 3" by Nicholas Offerman
SILVER: "Crimes" by Kelsey Wroten
SILVER: "Executive Information Packet Journal" by Benjy Brooke
GOLD: "Indentity I" by Anuj Shrestha
SILVER: "2014 in LA" by Alfonso de Anda
SILVER: "The Little Death" by Yadi Liu
GOLD: "Subway Friends" by Diana Schoenbrun
SILVER: "Soap Bubble" by Qiaoyi Shi
SILVER: "All dogs are my amigos" by Alfonso de Anda