Photographs from the 2009 MoCCA Art Festival at the Lexington Avenue Armory in New York City. Most photos by Jody Culkin.

David Mazzucchelli signing his new book Asterios Polyp at the Pantheon table.

Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli

Long lines formed outside the Lexington Avenue Armory.

Literary agent and legendary comics pro Denis Kitchen shows off one of his clients, the estate of Harvey Kurtzman

Lauren Weinstein was undaunted by the heat inside the hall.

Carol Burrell, ed. director of Lerner GraphicUniverse, showed off her a mini-comic version of her webcomic SPQR Blues. Burrell has been chosen to adapt Octavia Butler's acclaimed novel Kindred into a graphic novel.

Literary agent Bob Mecoy (l.) and First Second ed. director Mark Siegel cool off on the steps of the historic Lexington Avenue Armory.

Happy self-publisher Spike sold out vol. 3 of her award-winning graphic novel Templar, Arizona. Photo by Calvin Reid

Daniel Spottswood and his irresistible comic strip Disquietville.

Seth and Adrian Tomine signing at the D&Q table. Photo by Calvin Reid

Dan Nadel's PictureBox table.

Hope Larson

Jessica Abel (along with husband Matt Madden below) was trollling MoCCA for new talent for Houghton Mifflin's Best American Comics. And she had her adorable little girl Aldara with her.

Teachers College Press acquisitions editor Meg Lemke with Matt Madden

Hilary Florido (l.) and PWCW's Ada Price show off Jardin des Lunettes, a megane-influenced anthology (girls in eyeglasses and uniforms) that contains their collaborative story.

Ellen Lindner with her book collection Undertow.Photo by C.Reid

Bob Fingerman and Paul Karasik

PictureBox publisher Dan Nadel.

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund executive director Charles Brownstein.

Birds eye-view of the MoCCA show floor at the Lexington Avenue Armory. Photo by Calvin Reid