With a dream in his pocket and eyes set on the prize, John Roeder Freeman Jr. gives everything but up. Known for his pop of color and positive messages within his work, John has had his work shown across several markets expanding from galleries to literary compilations. With eyes always glistening towards the future, he only dreams when he is awake.
MICA Illustration Practice Program: George Wylesol, Jia Liu
Comics, zines, and prints from the students of the Maryland Institute College of Art’s Illustration Practice Program. They explore a wide range of topics from fantasy and gender studies, to trash and time.
Mike Sgier makes comics and prints in Philadelphia. His current body of work is split between comics, stories and artwork set within the fantasy world of Vespers, and explorations within printmaking that chronicle various elements of pop culture and fandom.
We’ve been lucky enough to work with David Mack on the publishing end of Locust Moon, both in 2014’s Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream and this fall’s Prometheus Eternal (plus Toon Books’ recent abridged edition of the former, Little Nemo’s Big New Dreams). But this year, for the first time, he’s joining us here in Philly for the big Festival!
David Mack has been a wildly singular and influential voice in comics for years now, from his contributions to mainstream superhero fiction on books like Daredevil to his long-running creator-owned Kabuki series, an ever-evolving destination for inspiration and experimentation. Recently you will have seen Mack’s work designing the covers for Chuck Palahnuik & Cameron Stewart’s Fight Club 2. And you’ve probably also seen his hand in film, where he helps design fantastic title sequences for films like Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Mack exemplifies what we love about comics – the beautiful art, aggressive evolving of the language of storytelling, and the crossover between the “mainstream” and the wholly personal worlds.
See them at the
LOCUST MOON COMICS FESTIVAL 2015
Saturday, October 31 – Halloween!
11 am – 6 pm
@ The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
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