Locust Moon Comics Festival

Fourth annual celebration of comics and graphic arts. Saturday, October 31, 2015. Philadelphia, PA.

Creator Spotlights: Sherrow, Villarrubia, Wong, Kim, Cassaro, Cen & Kane

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Jo-Jo Sherrow
Jo-Jo Sherrow draws and writes a series of comics called Captcha starring an extra-terrestrial mermaid with ears made of light named Captcha, who is summoned to a planet called Earth-2 by a spaceship cat.


José Villarrubia
Jose Villarubia is one of the premier colorists in comics, having worked on acclaimed projects with Paul Pope, Jae Lee, J.H. Williams III, and Jeff Lemire, among many others. As a photographer and designer he worked with Alan Moore on two illustrated books, Voice of the Fire and The Mirror of Love. A renowned teacher as well as artist, he is the current Chair of the Illustration Department of the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Twitter: @josevillarrubia

Judy Wong, Judith Kim, & Alexa Cassaro
Judy, Judith, and Alexa are a group of illustrators based in New York City who make all sorts of quirky works that balance a sense of hand drawn and graphic designs. Not only do they offer prints and drawn narratives, they also have a variety of crafts, comics, and accessories to be bought!

Twitter: @joodit, @alexacassaro

Jun Cen
Jun Cen is an award winning Chinese illustrator and animator who is currently based in New York. He received his MFA degree from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2013. He is the Overall New Talent winner of AOI Illustration Awards(UK) 2013. His work has been selected into Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Society of Illustrators Los Angeles, 3×3 Student Show, International Motion Art Awards, Indie Memphis Film Festival etc.


Kata Kane
Kata Kane is the creator of the shoujo manga webcomic Altar Girl, which has been commended as “the cute shoujo manga with a spine of steel!” (Girls Like Comics, 2014). Altar Girl has been running online for two years, but recently celebrated a successful Kickstarter in July 2014 resulting in the print edition of Book 1. Kata lives in Baltimore, MD, and works as a graphic designer.

Twitter: @ashleyaltars


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