Locust Moon Comics Festival

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

LMCF2015 Creators: The National Cartoonists Society

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National Cartoonists Society

The National Cartoonists Society is America’s oldest and most prominent association of cartoonists from all disciplines. The Philadelphia Chapter newly formed just formed 18 months ago to unite and promote the great number of professional cartoonists in the Philadelphia Region.

Among the members appearing at the fest are:

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Dave Blazek

Dave’s single panel comic Loose Parts is syndicated to newspapers across America by the Washington Post Syndicate. Loose Parts was twice nominated in the Reuben Awards as America’s Best Single Panel Cartoon. Loose Parts appears in the Philadelphia Daily News. There are five Loose Parts books. The latest – oddfish sandwich – is available now. Dave also was co-creator of the comic Dr. Katz Professional Therapist through Comedy Central. Dave is also an award-winning advertising producer, director and animator with over 130 awards including multiple national ADDY Awards and a Clio.


Mark Tatulli

Nationally syndicated cartoonist and creator of the comic strips Lio and Heart of the City. Mark has received the prestigious Reuben Award as Cartoonist of the Year. He is also known for his work illustrating the Desmond Pucket books. In addition to his cartooning experience, Tatulli is also an accomplished filmmaker and animator, and is the recipient of three Emmy awards for his television work. His experience includes graphics and animation for such shows as A Wedding Story, Trading Spaces: Boys vs. Girls, Epicurious, and children’s DVDs.

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Nick Gakifianakis

Washington Post cartoonist whose work appears in over 200 newspaper alongside advice columnist Carolyn Hax. His book If You Loved Me, You’d Think This Was Cute is now available. Nick is also a nationally recognized speaker on cartooning and one of the curator of the works of famed cartoonist Richard Thompson.

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Tom Stiglich

Nationally recognized editorial cartoonist whose work has often graced the pages of The Philadelphia Inquirer. Tom’s work is syndicated nationally by Creators Syndicate.

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Terry LaBan

LaBan gained national renowned as a member of the alternative comix elite with the publication of his comic book series, Unsupervised Existence, by Fantagraphics Books in 1989. LaBan’s comics, cartoons, and humorous illustrations have appeared in a vast number of magazines and anthologies over the years, including Blab, Mad Magazine, Nickelodeon Magazine and Details. He’s been staff illustrator and political cartoonist for the alternative weekly In These Times from 1990 till the present. He also continues to work as an freelance illustrator and a writer for various comic book companies, most notably DC Comics, where his credits include the script for the first story arc of The Dreaming, a spin-off of the popular Sandman series, and the European behemoth Egmont, which publishes books featuring Disney characters. In 2001, King Features Syndicate syndicated Edge City, a daily comic strip about modern family life drawn by Terry and co-written with his wife, Patty LaBan. It continues to run in papers throughout the country, and a paperback collection was published in 2007.

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Chuck Dillon

He has been an illustrator since 1993 and taught for thirteen years as an instructor at his alma mater, the Hussian School of Art. Chuck has created award winning illustrations for such clients as Highlights for Children, Sprout, Campbell’s Soup, the Philadelphia Zoo and many more. He has been featured on Drawn! the illustrator’s blog for his book, Which Art Student Are You?

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Gary Kopervas

Often know as the Brandtoonist, Gary is a marketing expert whose cartooning work has helped a wide array of brands. Plus, his comic work is syndicate nationally by King Features.

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Patrick Harrington

Patrick has worked seasonally as a professional caricaturist at Sesame Place, Wildwood and Atlantic City NJ boardwalks, Philadelphia Phillies games, The Sunoco Welcome America Event in Philadelphia, and numerous private and corporate events. Patrick served as political & editorial cartoonist for the Irish American and Filmore Herald newspapers. He has won Grand Prize and 1st Place Awards in the Homer Davenport Political Cartoon Contests. Patrick has illustrated 2 Hercules coloring books, various comic strip and comic book projects and his comic strip Windy Gap was syndicated. His digital work of Marilyn Monroe was published in a compilation book called Marilyn in Art by Chaucer Press.

See them at the
Saturday, October 31 – Halloween!
11 am – 6 pm
@ The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
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