FanfaireNYC, which celebrates creativity, entrepreneurship, and technology in the arts from cartooning and animation to architecture and fashion, will return the weekend of February 16th and 17th to the High School of Art and Design.
Art Spiegelman, Pulitzer Prize winning author/illustrator of Maus, and Neal Adams, renowned comic book artist of Batman, the Avengers, and X-Men, are two of the many alumni and special guests who will participate.
This event will draw over 125 exhibiting artists and vendors as well as award-winning guest speakers who will offer lectures about their careers and artistic processes and conduct workshops and portfolio reviews. Additional confirmed participants include Art and Design Alumni D&D Master Stefan Pokorny; Comic Book Writer Larry Hama; Archie Comics Editor/Writer Jamie Rotande; and FX Artist Michael Maddi. There will also be a cosplay contest, raffles, and artist commissions.