Locust Moon Comics Festival

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


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Creator Panels at LMCF2015

On the Saturday of the festival, four panels (and an after-party) will be hosted two blocks away from the Rotunda at the LOCUST MOON COMICS store, 34 South 40th Street. (Additional activities, especially those for kids, will take place in the Rotunda Theatre. See here.)

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12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
DRAWING ON LIFE
Comics based on real life are everywhere. From autobiographical memoirs to stories about historical events and people, we’ll discuss what makes these types of comics so appealing to readers and why so many cartoonists are drawn to real life subject matter. Moderator Kelly Phillips (Dirty Diamonds, Weird Me) hosts Craig Thompson (Blankets, Space Dumplins), Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma, Beef with Tomato), and Andrea Tsurumi (Andrew Jackson Throws a Punch, Prometheus Eternal).

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1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
COMICS UNDERGROUND
An exploration of what it means to be a part of the underground comics tradition commences when Denis Kitchen (Kitchen Sink Press, the CBLDF), Mark Beyer (Agony, Amy + Jordan), Pat Aulisio (Bowman) and Noah Van Sciver (Fante Bukowski, Blammo) are interviewed about their contributions to the comics culture. Moderated by Josh Bayer (Suspect Device).

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2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A CONVERSATION WITH CHRIS CLAREMONT
Join us for an intimate hour where we explore the inspirations and motivations behind the man who reinvented superhero comics as we know them today, Chris Claremont (all the best X-Men comics, among others). Moderated by Locust Moon’s Josh O’Neill.

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3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
THE FINE ART OF COMICS
Locust Moon’s Chris Stevens sits down with three of the most singular artists working today, Bill Sienkiewicz (New Mutants, Daredevil: End of Days), David Mack (Kabuki, Dream Logic), and Ronald Wimberly (Prince of Cats, Sunset Park), to discuss the particular approaches they bring to their comics work as it connects to the broader art world.

8:00 pm –
HALLOWEEN PARTY
Costumes heartily encouraged!

See them at the
LOCUST MOON COMICS FESTIVAL 2015
Saturday, October 31 – Halloween!
11 am – 6 pm
Exhibitors @ The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
Panels @ Locust Moon Comics
34 South 40th Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
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LMCF2015 Creators: Bayer, Aulisio, Clown Kisses Press

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Josh Bayer

Josh Bayer began his underground comics practice in 1988, appearing in zines and in small shows. since then, his work has appeared in print, video, posters, and exhibitions all over the world.

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Pat Aulisio

Pat Aulisio is a Artist and Educator based out of Philadelphia, PA.

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Clown Kisses Press: James McPherson, Rellie Brewer & Harrison Stewart

CLOWN-KISSES PRESS is a small comix press/collective based in Richmond, VA. CKP focuses on small run, artist printed printed comix/zines covering a wide spectrum of subject, from autobiography to cultural criticism, from teen-drama to the San Diego Chargers. CKP is artist/designer James McPherson, artist/illustrator Rellie Brewer and artist/artist Harrison Stewart.

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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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Creator Spotlights: Roberts, Mock, Retrofit Comics, Brown, Bayer, Luce & Wimberly

Rafer Roberts
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Rafer Roberts is the man behind the comic book Plastic Farm and the comic strip Nightmare the Rat. His art has been seen in X-O Manowar and Harbinger (Valiant Comics), Little Nemo: Dream another Dream (Locust Moon Press), Henry and Glenn Forever and Ever (Microcosm), and Oxymoron (ComixTribe). He has drawn Dope Fiends of the Zombie Cafe and Wild Women of the Kitty-Kat Galaxy with writer Sean Frost, and a Tiger Lawyer short with Ryan Ferrier. He currently lives in western Maryland with his wife and muse, and their hoard of cats.

Website: plasticfarm.com
Twitter: @plasticfarm

Rebecca Mock
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Rebecca Mock is a Brooklyn-based comic book artist and illustrator. She’s working on a graphic novel series titled Four Points and making animated gifs for Tumblr.

Website: rebeccamock.com
Tumblr: rebeccamock.tumblr.com
Twitter: @Rebeccamock

Retrofit Comics: Box Brown & Josh Bayer
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Retrofit Comics was started in 2011 to publish comics. Today, in 2014, they continue to do so.
Box Brown is an artist and publisher living in Philadelphia. His book Andre the Giant: Life and Legend was a New York Times Best Seller.
Josh Bayer is a comic artist and teacher living in New York. His book Theth was recently released from Retrofit Comics.

Websites: retrofitcomics.comjoshbayer.com
Tumblr: boxbrown.com, joshbayer.tumblr.com
Twitter: @retrofitcomics, @boxbrown, @mrjoshbayer

Riley Luce
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Riley Luce is an animator and illustrator based out of Philadelphia. His hand drawn animation and comic work contains elements of cartoonish horror and absurd humor. His latest work is a comic called Cosmic Death Cult. It is the story of an unnamed cult member wandering through a dystopian Chinese cityscape filled with arcades, food courts, alcohol, and wild animals.

Website: rileyluce.com
Tumblr: rileyluce.tumblr.com

Ronald Wimberly
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Ronald “Dπ” Wimberly is a narrative artist. Story connects people to their world and each other. Wether it’s animation, graphic novels, editorial illustration or advertisement, Ronald finds the story. Dπ is a comic-book, pop artist who’s subverted convention with pop narrative. Ronald Wimberly has worked as an illustrator/animator and comic book artist out of Brooklyn, NY for 10 years, his work has been featured around the world.

Website: d-pi.com
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Twitter: @RaynardFaux