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Daniel Clowes’s Monica Conversation and Book Signing - MOCA Grand

Thursday, December 7, 2023 @ 6 pm PT

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MOCA Store Presents Daniel Clowes’s Monica
Conversation and Book Signing
Thursday, December 7, 2023
6–8pm PT
MOCA Grand Avenue 
Ahmanson Auditorium
Free with RSVP

The MOCA Store is pleased to host an evening celebrating the release of Daniel Clowes’s graphic novel Monica, published by Fantagraphics. One of the most celebrated publications of 2023, and five years in the making, Monica represents the pinnacle achievement of one of the most influential voices in the medium.

Join the MOCA Store for an engaging conversation with Clowes, offering a rare glimpse into his creative process. Following the discussion, attendees will have the opportunity to meet the author in person during a book signing session, complete with an exclusive limited-edition bookplate.

Monica is a multilayered masterpiece that pays homage to various comic genres, including war, romance, horror, crime, and the supernatural. According to author Junot Diaz, the captivating journey through the life and stories of its enigmatic title character confirms Clowes’s “true superpower... a scabrously radiant honesty that ha[s] no equal in comics or ‘literature.’”

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All visitors, including members, must secure advance timed tickets online. If you have any questions regarding your tickets or requesting a cancellation, please email . You may also call the MOCA Ticket Office at 213-633-5351 between 11am-5pm, Tuesday-Sunday. No refunds.

Food, drinks, backpacks (even if they are backpack purses), and large bags are not allowed in the museum. MOCA offers free bag check. 

Service animals are welcome at MOCA. Please note that pets and emotional support animals are not permitted. We are happy to accommodate ADA Service Animals in our galleries.

Wheelchairs are available for check-out at the reception or lobby desk. Just inquire with a friendly MOCA Gallery Attendant when you arrive on-site. Wheelchairs will be wiped down with sanitizing supplies between uses.

Please carefully read our health and safety measures before proceeding to purchase your admission tickets online. The Museum of Contemporary Art is a proud member of the Safe Space AllianceMOCA reserves the right to refuse admission, control occupancy, or eject/remove any person without refund found violating the code of conduct or exhibiting unsafe, inappropriate, or disruptive behavior, or behavior likely to cause damage. Willful violation of the Code of Conduct and COVID Safety Protocols will result in the person being given a warning by MOCA staff or security and asked to cease and discontinue the behavior immediately. MOCA reserves the right to take immediate action at its sole discretion. 

Daniel Clowes is a graphic novelist who has received numerous awards, including the Harvey, Eisner, Ignatz, and PEN America Literary Awards. His works have been translated into over twenty languages and published worldwide. In addition to his comics, Clowes wrote the screenplay for the film Ghost World, for which he received an Academy Award nomination. Retrospectives of his work have been presented at various institutions, including the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Oakland Museum of California, and the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio.