Batman: Year One Animated Coming Out Soon

What’s better than reading Frank Miller and David Mazzuccheli’s reinvention of an early Batman in Batman: Year One?  Watching it!

This straight-to-video adaptation of 1987’s epic tale shares the first encounters of Batman, Comissioner Gordon and Catwoman. You can bring it home on October 18.

30 Things I Like About Comics–#27 Museum of Comics and Cartoon Art

Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art

Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art / photo courtesy

If you live near New York City and you are a comic fan, make sure you visit the Museum of Comics and Cartoon Art, located at 594 Broadway, Suite 401. More commonly known by its acronym MoCCA, this gallery space features rotatin exhibits of comic and cartoon art.

The first time I went there was during the summer of 2009. Knowing how much I loved Batman: Year One and Daredevil: Born Again, my girlfriend put together a lovely day in Manhattan to check out MoCCA’s David Mazzucchelli exhibit.

It consisted of the original art from those two mentioned books, plus pages from the then-recently released graphic novel Asterios Polyp. To say I was in my fanboy glory would be an understatement.

Curently, MoCCA is featuring an exhibit of Will Eisner art, showing everything from his career, from the Spirit to A Contract With God. It also features art from his contemporaries and the modern era that show his impact on visual storytelling. I saw it a few weeks ago, and its highly reccommended. The exhibit runs through August 11.

Aside from the gallery, MoCCA regularly hosts workshops and discussions about comic art as well as its annual festival. Admission to these events are always reasonably priced, and are even cheaper if you become a member.

For more information about MoCCA, go here.