2007_06_arts_jennajoe.jpgWe may have to wait until next April for Comic Con in New York, but there's plenty of comic goodness over at the Puck Building this weekend at the MoCCA Art Festival. Their well-punctuated description promises a generous dose of the genre: "Meet comics and cartoon artists! Four full ballrooms of cartoonists and publishers! Get sketches and autographs from Bill Sienkiewicz, Joe Staton, Arthur Suydam and others at the MoCCA Fundraising Sketch Table! Buy comics, comix, cartoons, graphic novels as well as prints and original artwork! Sit in on our always entertaining and educational panel sessions!"

What's more, the show is Pam Beesley recommended! The Office's Jenna Fischer, who was in New York for a bit recovering from a back injury (and roaming Central Park with Fred Armisen "asking total strangers to photograph" them at night), writes on her MySpace blog: "My cartoonist friend Joe Matt is out of his apartment and signing copies of his new book, Spent. We went to his LA signing last week. It was incredible. He's my favorite. If you are in New York he'll be at the New York MoCCA Arts Festival on Sunday June 24th at 4pm." (The two are pictured at left.)

All Weekend // 11am to 6pm // Puck Building [293 Lafayette at Houston] // $8 a day, $10 weekend pass