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The Society is thrilled to host this year’s MoCCA Arts Festival Awards of Excellence winners in an exhibit featuring original art from their award-winning books.

Chosen by a jury of professional peers including Senior Editor at First Seond Books Calista Brill, artist Cliff Chiang, Editorial Director Charles Kochman, artist Mark Newgarden, and cartoonist, illustrator, and painter Lauren Weinstein. Awards of Excellence are given out to recognize the most outstanding work on view at the festival created by an independent artist.

Society of Illustrators Executive Director Anelle Miller says, “The exhibitors at the MoCCA Arts Festival are among the most daring and inventive voices in comics and illustration working today, and we are pleased to celebrate their important work and advance the Society’s long heritage of recognizing the finest artists in all fields of illustration with the MoCCA Arts Festival Awards of Excellence.”

This year’s winners include:

Glynnis Fawkes, “Alle Ego”
Pat Dorian, “Lon Chaney Talks Part 2”
Shreyas R. Krishnan, “Becoming Rosie”
Kate Lacour, “Vivisectionary II”
R. Sikoryak, “iTunes Terms and Conditions”

Winning artists were presented with Gold Medals at the MoCCA Arts Festival After-Party on April 2nd, and received tablets from our sponsor Wacom. Art on display in the 2nd floor.

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