Locust Moon Comics Festival

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


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Mark Beyer’s First Convention Appearance!

We’ve been following the work of this guest for many years — from his Amy + Jordan strips in Raw magazine and their subsequent Pantheon collections, through his collaboration with Alan Moore and his Liquid Television series for MTV.

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He’s been quiet in recent years, working on paintings in the deserts of New Mexico. But he’s recently moved to Philadelphia, and he’s hungry to tell stories again, with a serialized strip appearing in ArtBlog, a forthcoming reprint of his definitive graphic novel Agony, and, we think and hope, a new collaboration with Locust Moon.

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So, for the very first time at any comic convention anywhere, joining us as an exhibitor with brand new zines and screenprints, and as a guest on our underground comics panel, please welcome cartoonist, illustrator, and outsider artist Mark Beyer.
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LOCUST MOON COMICS FESTIVAL 2015
Saturday, October 31 – Halloween!
11 am – 6 pm
@ The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
Website – FacebookEvent PageTwitter


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Dean Haspiel Comes Down to Philly

Dean Haspiel‘s three-decade career in comics has been marked by certain unmistakable qualities: soulful, muscular cartooning, a burning desire to tell stories, and an openhearted nature that lifts those up around him.

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An Emmy Award winner for his work on HBO’s Bored to Death, Haspiel’s latest graphic novel, Beef with Tomato, is, in his own words, “a book meant to honor a NYC that no longer exists while helping spark a conversational flame between you and me.”

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It is our great pleasure to welcome back Dean Haspiel and Hang Dai Editions, and to invite you to strike up that conversation.

Follow Dino! on LiveJournal, Facebook, and Twitter.

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LOCUST MOON COMICS FESTIVAL 2015
Saturday, October 31 – Halloween!
11 am – 6 pm
@ The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
Website – FacebookEvent PageTwitter


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Ronald Wimberly Returns

Joining us for the third year in a row, Ronald Wimberly is one of the most vital voices in comics today. A visual stylist and fearless communicator, Wimberly’s Prince of Cats, an urban, ’80s take on Romeo & Juliet, established him as a creator with a unique point of view and an artist with rare graphic energy.

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Subsequent work ranging from mainstream jaunts on She-Hulk to candid, questioning editorial cartoons

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…has only stoked the flames of anticipation for his two upcoming series from Image Comics, Sunset Park and Slave Punk.

Ronald Wimberly will be on a panel Saturday afternoon with Bill Sienkiewicz and David Mack.

Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.

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LOCUST MOON COMICS FESTIVAL 2015
Saturday, October 31 – Halloween!
11 am – 6 pm
@ The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
Website – FacebookEvent PageTwitter


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Bill Sienkiewicz returns – and here’s his poster!

We’re very pleased to welcome back legendary artist, and one of the main creators responsible for pushing comics into a new dimension where anything is possible, Bill Sienkiewicz! This Halloween, he’ll join us in Philadelphia again for our 2015 festival.

Bill has collaborated with us in the past with his four-page “Little Emo” nightmare and loving introduction to Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream, as well as the covers for our recent publication with the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Prometheus Eternal. Now we’re proud to unveil his joyous poster for this year’s festival, and lucky to continue our tradition of extraordinary artists and friends who have represented our young event.

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LOCUST MOON COMICS FESTIVAL 2015
Saturday, October 31 – Halloween!
11 am – 6 pm
@ The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
Website – FacebookEvent PageTwitter


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Alexa Kitchen (and her dad) at Locust Moon Fest!

Alexa Kitchen, the celebrated cartoonist whose work first saw publication when she was just 7 years old, will be making her much-anticipated return to the comics industry at the Locust Moon Comics Festival.

The youngest-ever nominee in Eisner and Harvey Award history, Alexa has spent her teen years on hiatus from her publishing career, developing a bold new art style. She will premier her new work with a number of never-before-seen prints at the Festival, showcasing her remarkable skills as an illustrator.

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Alexa will be accompanied by her father Denis, who just so happens to be one of the most important figures in the history of comics — underground and overground publisher of Kitchen Sink Press, visionary cartoonist, accomplished author, and founder of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

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LOCUST MOON COMICS FESTIVAL 2015
Saturday, October 31 – Halloween!
11 am – 6 pm
@ The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
Website – FacebookEvent PageTwitter


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David Mack at Locust Moon Fest!

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!

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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.

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And you’re probably also seen his hand in film, where he helps design fantastic title sequences for films like Captain America: The Winter Soldier.


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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. We can’t wait to see him at The Rotunda!

Follow David Mack on FacebookTwitter, and Tumblr.

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LOCUST MOON COMICS FESTIVAL 2015
Saturday, October 31 – Halloween!
11 am – 6 pm
@ The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
Website – FacebookEvent PageTwitter


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Noah Van Sciver’s Coming to the Locust Moon Comics Festival

One of the funniest, most truthful, and hardest working cartoonists in the world today, Noah Van Sciver is a fountain of great comics, zines, graphic novels, and strips.

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From his early Blammo anthologies to his weekly strips for Westword and his recent Fantagraphics books Saint Cole and Fante Bukowski, Van Sciver is taking alternative comics by storm with his often hilarious, sometimes heart-breaking, always character-driven stories about wasted youths, drunk wannabes, and Abraham Lincoln.

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The Denver cartoonist recently began a residency at The College of Cartoon Studies in Vermont, and will make a trip down to Philly to join us for the Locust Moon Comics Festival.

Follow Noah Van Sciver on Twitter.

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LOCUST MOON COMICS FESTIVAL 2015
Saturday, October 31 – Halloween!
11 am – 6 pm
@ The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
Website – FacebookEvent PageTwitter