Locust Moon Comics Festival

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


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LMCF2015 Creators: Massa, Mitchell, Pinales, Puchalski, Manley

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Aremo Massa

The Remnants is about an ancient land visited by three evil sister witches and the mysteries that surround them. The story follows a young vagrant and a cast of other characters whose destiny it becomes to defend the village from the witches. Also there are werewolves and zombies. This American made, manga influenced comic took form in 2011. There have been five printed issues, and beginning in 2016, the story will transition into a free, weekly, online series. See how their journey unfolds in a world shrouded in magic and mystery!

The Remnants is written, illustrated, and produced by Aremo Massa, an artist originally born and raised in NYC, who now resides in Philadelphia.

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T. Perran Mitchell

T. Perran Mitchell is a writer, letterer, and all around maker of things. He is the creator and publisher of The Chronicles of the Tal Nor, a high adventure fantasy comic that weaves together elements of criminal drama, inventive fantasy, and realistic heroes bringing justice to a lawless world. In addition to working on his own comics T. has contributed to numerous other projects as a letterer and writer.  Most notable is the upcoming Club 27 from Red Stylo Media.  He currently resides in a creepy old house on the outskirts of Phoenixville PA, spending all his time crafting things from words and yarn.

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Jasmine Pinales

Jasmine has spent most of her life in Virginia. She thought Biology was the one for her in college, but had an amicable break up when the Chemistry got too difficult. She finished strong returning to her lifelong love, Art, and focused her attention on Comics. Her work has been featured in the Less Than Epic Fanbook and online. She enjoys being a bit of an internet nobody, fewer people to let her know when she’s been wrong.

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A.D. Puchalski

A.D. Puchalski is an illustrator and cartoonist with an interest in smashing together pop culture, water colors and fantasy themes. And ponies.

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Mike Manley

Mike Manley was born in Detroit, Michigan and has been drawing and working in comics and commercial art since he was 15. He has been a working comic book professional since the age of 23. His powerful and expressive drawings, dynamic inks and strong story telling skills, have made him an in-demand artist for some of comic’s top titles for all of the major publishers. In 1990 Mike co-created and drew the character Darkhawk for Marvel. In 1996 Mike broke into the animation field and joined the staff at Warner Bros., doing storyboards and background designs for Batman, Superman, Venture Bros and more. In 2001 Mike started his twice Eisner Award nominated Draw! Magazine and teaches storyboarding, drawing and cartooning classes at The University of the Arts and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

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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
Website – FacebookEvent PageTwitter


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LMCF2015 Creators: Dhulekar, Rodrigues, Rel, Browning

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Soumya Dhulekar

Soumya Dhulekar is a Philadelphia-based artist with a BFA in Art History from the Maryland Institute College of Art. While there, she was a wannabe printmaking major. Now she teaches middle school youth at Asian Arts Initiative, curates the Crane Archive Space at the Crane Arts building, and is a FOB Holder at Second State Press. When she is not working or making zines and prints, she is trying to find the perfect pair of sunglasses that do not drown her face.

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Nicole Rodrigues

Nicole Rodrigues was born in New Jersey and went to MICA in Baltimore, MD where she got a BFA in Printmaking. Her work revolves around urban landscapes and social justice and makes comics, prints, and stop motion. She currently lives in Philadelphia and is working at a Restorative Justice Youth Program teaching art in juvenile centers and also rolling empanadas at her cafe job.

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Rel

Rel graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2011 and likes drawing comics so much that sometimes she takes a break from drawing comics to draw other comics. Her current ongoing projects are a daily strip comic that she writes called School of World, and a weekly comic that she writes and draws called Witchery etc.

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Shoona Browning

Shoona Browning is a primarily all ages cartoonist who is located in Baltimore, MD with her pet rabbit Baloo. She writes and draws the weekly comic Ellie of the Stars and has made several mini comics such as Abijah and Fleurish. She loves cartoons and all ages comics and all things happy and cute.

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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
Website – FacebookEvent PageTwitter


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LMCF2015 Creators: Evans, Rodriguez, Griffin, Goldner

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Win Evans

Win Evans is a jack of all trades artist working in mediums ranging from illustration, comics, crafts, all the way to graphic design.  Her comics have been published in several anthologies including Philly’s own Dirty Diamonds collective.  She enjoys long walks on the beach and giving amazing high fives.

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Stephanie Rodriguez

Stephanie Rodriguez is an illustrator and comic book artist from Bronx, NY. Stephanie creates vibrant and quirky characters inspired by the people of the Bronx.

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Dawn Griffin

Dawn Griffin, out of Havertown, PA, is a designer/illustrator/cartoonist, A.K.A. Certified Creative Workhorse. She specializes in “cute, funny & sophisticated” all-ages material. Published online and in 3 books (going on 4), the 9-year-old Zorphbert & Fred is an “E for Everyone” comic about aliens disguised as dogs. Dawn also illustrated the Abby’s Adventures kids book series, which promotes self-esteem in girls ages 3-8, and now boasts 4 books under Eifrig Publishing. Wanting to give back to the online comic community, she co-founded the Webcomic Alliance, offering free articles, tutorials, videos and a podcast about the business of self-published comics. Dawn is originally from Cleveland, OH and still a Cleveland sports fan…so being the underdog trying to overcome the odds is nothing new to her. Her next endeavor: inventing the 30-hour day. And maybe a coffee IV.

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Golden Bell’s The Sunday Comics: Marc Goldner

Golden Bell’s The Sunday Comics is reinventing newspaper comics, fusing comic strips with serialized long form comic books, illustrated stories, and political cartoons! There is something for everyone in this publication that you won’t want to miss!

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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
Website – FacebookEvent PageTwitter


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LMCF2015 Creators: Thompson, Khodabandeh, Rodriguez, Binyone

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Craig Thompson

A world-renowned hero among modern cartoonists, Craig Thompson (Blankets, Habibi), will be making his first visit to the Locust Moon Comics Festival this year. And we couldn’t be more excited! Thompson’s newest book, Space Dumplins, just came out through Scholastic this fall, and it is an all-ages wonder of funtastic adventure, born from a master’s brush. But we personally know and love Thompson best for the standout piece he contributed to last year’s Locust Moon Press epic, Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream.

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Bizhan Khodabandeh

Bizhan Khodabandeh is a visual communicator who moves freely across tHehe professional boundaries as designer, illustrator, artist and activist. He has received numerous international and national awards for his design work, including a silver medal through the Society of Illustrators, placing in the Adbusters’ One Flag Competition, the Good 50×70’s poster project, The Green Patriot poster project, Poster for Tomorrow, and recognition by the American Institute for Graphic Arts. Khodabandeh has had work featured in publications such as Print, Creativity International, Adbusters, among others. Currently Khodabandeh freelances under the name, Mended Arrow and teaches at VCU’s Robertson School of Media and Culture.

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Jason Rodriguez

Jason Rodriguez is a writer and editor whose books have been nominated for an Eisner Award and eight Harvey Awards. Jason lives in Arlington, Virginia, with his wife and their two dogs, two cats, and a parrot. You can usually find him on a street corner, staring out into the future.

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Rodger Binyone

NO-Man Illustration, NO-Man Press, is one person – Rodger Binyone – primarily releasing screen-printed short-form mini-comics/zines/books.

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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
Website – FacebookEvent PageTwitter


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LMCF2015 Creators: Jackson, Julia, Jiang, Mao, Doughty

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E Jackson

E Jackson is an illustrator & comics creator currently living in Philadelphia, PA. They like making things that are positive and gentle. They are the creator of Pretty Heart Bouquet, a magical girl webcomic.

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Mar Julia

Mar Julia is a sleepy comic artist and illustrator and the creator of The House On The Cliff, an ongoing webcomic about witches.

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Lisha Jiang

Lisha Jiang and Tianhua Mao are two Chinese based artists who now living and working in New York. They devoted their passion to drawing crazy dreams and weird creatures. They co-founded a webcomic series called Lady’s Fight Club.

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Tianhua Mao

Tianhua Mao and Lisha Jiang are two Chinese based artists who now living and working in New York. They devoted their passion to drawing crazy dreams and weird creatures. They co-founded a webcomic series called Lady’s Fight Club.

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Eleanor Doughty

Eleanor is from Virginia and now lives in Brooklyn, where she hangs out at bus stops, leans on newspaper vending machines, or sits on the damn sidewalk to draw her urban surroundings. When the weather is bad, she makes block prints on her kitchen table. She’s trying to eat at every taco place in her neighborhood and it’s going pretty well so far, thanks.

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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
Website – FacebookEvent PageTwitter


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LMCF2015 Creators: Bramley, Ebersole, Fryer, Vulfolaic

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Michael Vincent Bramley

Michael Vincent Bramley wrote this in the third person. He’s an English immigrant with many stories of the old country. He also wrote a comedic horror comic once that you can purchase with money.

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Dave Ebersole

Dave Ebersole is a director, playwright, comic book writer, amateur mixologist, and sometimes actor in the Philadelphia area. He is the co-creator and writer of Dash, an ongoing supernatural-noir published by Northwest Press. His first comic story “Here’s Looking At You” was published in Grayhaven Comics anthology You Are Not Alone, with art by his Team Dash partner Delia Gable. He lives right outside Philadelphia with his husband Mike and his puppy Ernie.

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Sam Fryer

Sam Fryer is a Philly native, a 2009 Hussian School of Art graduate, and a graphic designer by day. He would have been a professional baseball player, but weekly practices began interfering with Saturday morning X-Men cartoons.

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Kelly Vulfolaic

Kelly Vulfolaic makes cute goth comics about goth things, and some things that are not goth. She graduated from the University of the Arts in Philly along with her Boyfriend Perry (who is not goth, but that’s ok). Together they talk about Batman and obsessively watch cartoons and read comics. Separately, they each make our own comics, but Kelly’s mostly focus on cute silly things like being a goth chick, cats, and not wanting to wake up early. You can follow Kelly on Tumblr, or if you really want to get to know her, you can follow her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter all under the username @Vulfolaic. And if you really REALLY want to get to know her then you can show up at Locust Moon Comics Festival and look at her in person. She will hug you.

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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
Website – FacebookEvent PageTwitter


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LMCF2015 Creators: Shrewsbury, Ryan, Maynard, Dragunas

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Aaron Shrewsbury

Aaron Shrewsbury is a cartoonist, illustrator, graphic designer and book maker from West Virginia. He has been living in the Upper Valley area of Vermont and New Hampshire for the last three years where he graduated from the Center for Cartoon Studies in 2014.

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Shannon Ryan & Martha Maynard

Shannon Ryan and Martha Maynard are young illustrators based out of Philadelphia making work geared towards children’s books, editorial, and textile design.

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J.M. Dragunas

A self-taught illustrator working in a semi-antiquated style. Contributed to the Eisner- and Harvey-winning Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream anthology from Locust Moon Press. Spends most of his time on his creator owned title, The Sires of Time – which is currently on Kickstarter.

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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
Website – FacebookEvent PageTwitter