Over two hundred and fifty indie comic artists, illustrators, and animators will exhibit their work this weekend at the annual MoCCA Arts Festival. The annual convention, organized by the Society of Illustrators, starts tomorrow at Metropolitan West (39 West 46th St. in Manhattan).

Among the guests of honor at this year’s MoCCA is Rebecca Sugar, creator of Steven Universe. She will participate in a Q&A session on Sunday, April 3, at 2pm.

Meanwhile, on Saturday, indie animation legend Bill Plympton will present a free masterclass as part of the South Street Seaport’s Out to See Festival. The event will begin at 5pm at 192 Front Street in in lower Manhattan. Tickets are free, but require online registration. The event is co-organized by the monthly screening/networking series ANNY: Animation Nights New York, whose next proper screening will take place on Wednesday, April 13.

Finally, if you need some foreign animation in your life, don’t forget that the French sci-fi film April and the Extraordinary World continues its run in Manhattan at the IFC Center. GKIDS is also launching the film in Los Angeles today at the Landmark Nuart Theater, before a limited national expansion starting next Friday.

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