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posted May 18, 2009

Sounds and Pauses: The Comics of David Mazzucchelli

May 19 -- August 23, 2009
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 6, 7-9PM

In celebration of the release of his highly anticipated book, Asterios Polyp, The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art -- MoCCA is pleased to present David Mazzucchelli's first retrospective exhibition in North America. Mazzucchelli’s career encompasses early groundbreaking work in Daredevil and Batman: Year One; idiosyncratic short stories in his self-published anthology, Rubber Blanket and elsewhere; the graphic novel adaptation of City of Glass; and his new graphic novel.

For over twenty-five years, Mazzucchelli has distinguished himself with articulate storytelling and emotive drawings in service to comics in a variety of genres. Sounds and Pauses presents over one hundred original comic pages, drawings, preparatory sketches and covers from the artist’s archives, providing an invaluable look at Mazzucchelli's artistic journey.

Mazzuccchelli’s new graphic novel, Asterios Polyp is on-sale July 7th from Pantheon Books. Advance copies will be available starting June 6 at MoCCA and the MoCCA Festival, June 6 and 7, at the 69th Regiment Armory, 68 Lexington Ave., New York, NY.

Sounds and Pauses is curated by Dan Nadel and is on view May 19 -- August 23, Tues -- Sun, 12-5pm at MoCCA, 594 Broadway, suite 401, New York, NY 10012.

About David Mazzucchelli:

David Mazzucchelli has been making comics his whole life. Known chiefly for his collaborations -- with Frank Miller on seminal Batman and Daredevil stories, and with Paul Karasik on an adaptation of Paul Auster's novel, City of Glass -- he began publishing his own stories in 1991 in his anthology magazine, Rubber Blanket. Since then his short comics have been published in books and magazines around the world. Asterios Polyp is his first graphic novel.

About Dan Nadel

Dan Nadel is the owner of PictureBox, Inc., a Grammy Award-winning New York-based packaging and publishing company. Dan has authored two award-winning books: Art Out of Time: Unknown Comic Visionaries 1900-1969 and Gary Panter. As a curator, he has mounted exhibitions for numerous venues in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Athens, and Tokyo.

Support for MoCCA and Sounds and Pauses: The Comics of David Mazzucchelli comes from Pantheon Books, Picture Box, the Will and Ann Eisner Foundation and the members of MoCCA.

The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts education organization dedicated to the preservation, study and display of all forms of comic and cartoon art. For more information about the museum and MoCCA events, exhibitions and programs, visit the museum's Website (