Locust Moon Comics Festival

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

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LMCF2015 Creators: Daly, Krayewski, Proch, Riley

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Brian Daly

Brian “Bee Tee Dee” Daly is a cartoonist and illustrator based in New Jersey. For several years he contributed mini-comics and illustrations to the website but lately he’s been working on a serialized graphic novel called Novelty Song which contains a lot of humor for/at the expense of music snobs and audiophiles.

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Ed Krayewski

Ed Krayewski and his artist father, Andre, worked together on translating Skyliner into English and adapting it into comic book form. They collected the 11 issues into one graphic novel that was published in Spring 2015, and are now working on FKT, a comics anthology magazine.
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Dave Proch

Dave Proch is a cartoonist and illustrator from Philadelphia and is a member of the Locust Moon Comics collective. His comics have been published in the Philadelphia City Paper, Dark Horse’s Once Upon a Time Machine, Locust Moon Press’s Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream and Quarter Moon, and his self-published comics Top Shelf the World and Mango Lizard Magazine.

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Mike Riley

Mike Riley is a native of Baltimore who started making comics in 2010. He’s a regular contributor to Atomic Books’ Mutant Funnies. His work can also be seen through his frequent collaborations with area musician Height Keech. The Baltimore City Paper described a collection of Mike’s cartoons as “a little bit nuts” and “guffaw-worthy,” going on to say “you may find yourself laughing in spite of yourself.” Of Mike’s single panel cartoon blog, I Taste Sound, J. Aaron at Grizzly Bomb said “There’s just something about the lo-fi style art and mixture of clever and blunt humor and odd logic that makes us laugh, wows us, and genuinely evokes the feeling of being at an indie comics show.”

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Saturday, October 31 – Halloween!
11 am – 6 pm
@ The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
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2014 Debuts

Here are the new books and art debuting for sale at this year’s Locust Moon Comics Festival…(see creators’ table assignments and map here)

Debut_AdamMcGovern_Nightworld_4NIGHTWORLD #4
Adam McGovern

EXCLUSIVE to the Locust Moon Comics Festival, Adam McGovern, writer of Image Comics’ arthouse grindhouse epic NIGHTWORLD, will be debuting the explosive, emotional finale to the first miniseries, Issue 4! Catch up on Issues 1-3 (also on sale at Adam’s table) and be TWELVE days ahead of the rest of the world in seeing Number 4 — especially if you’ve had it with these @#$!%-in’ snakes on this @#$!%-in’ plane of reality!

Alex Eckman-Lawn

A grim and grimy art zine full of sketches, collage, and metal artwork. (preview)

Alisa Harris

Follow the adventures of Alisa’s cats Fidget and Moe as they discover apartment living in these short, gag-style comics. 180 pages, all ages friendly. (preview)

Debut_AnnieMok_ShadowManifestoSHADOW MANIFESTO
Annie Mok

A 24-page comic examining intersections between how some cartoonists and some contemporary games makers play with space, perception, and identity. (preview)

Brendan Duffey

An original graphic novel. A young man split between two worlds: the mundane reality of life on earth and the vibrant fantasy world of Athanor. Porter Yeats is a struggling young writer living in New York City. He begins dreaming of strange city on an alternate Earth populated by duplicates of his friends and family. However, the boundary between Earth and Athanor is unstable, and Porter begins losing control of his waking life. Soon, he finds himself switching places with his doppelgänger and thrust into a conflict with a malevolent alien force that threatens his new home. (preview)

Debut_CoolBox1THE COOL BOX #1
The Cool Box: Jason Piperberg & Crystal Ben

A short but sweet full color mini-comic featuring a bee themed Comic Haiku from Crystal Ben and a brand new Spaceman & Bloater story from Jason Piperberg.

Debut_Coolbox_JasonSPACEMAN & BLOATER Poster
The Cool Box: Jason Piperberg

A new print for Jason’s cosmic duo.

Debut-DanielElisii-ThinkinInkTHINK IN INK
Daniel Elisii

A new selection of inky illustrations is collected in THINK IN INK. Containing pictures with no words & pictures with some words & one page comics mostly with words. This inky, wordy, wordless comic has drawn pictures of masks, skulls, bugs, trees, rocks, mask wearing bugs, bugs wearing skulls & skulls wearing bug masks. All on paper. 32 pages long. Black & white. Full sized comic size. (preview)

Debut_DaveProch_MangoMANGO LIZARD MAGAZINE #1 & #2
Dave Proch

The first two issues of Dave Proch’s new ongoing series. Dave is also premiering a giant four-piece “cosmic Marvel” poster.

Debut_DayJobEtc_SpookBuggySPOOK BUGGY Vol. 1
Day Job Etc 

A 144-page graphic novel by Adam Cusack. It’s just another mundane end of the high school year for Margo Weintrepe, an adolescent with low self-esteem, until she discovers a peculiar looking vehicle with an even more peculiar driver who whisks her away to the world of the dead. The catch: she didn’t quite die. (preview via facebook)

Emi Gennis

A new minicomic about everyone’s favorite medical procedure. (preview on the nib)

Debut_ErikaBall_BirdDadBIRD DAD (print)
Erika Ball

A new art print.

Debut_GideonKendall_Whatzit2WHATZIT #2
Gideon Kendall

Pimples, the scourge of adolescents everywhere, are actually portals through which creatures from another dimension derive voyeuristic pleasure. WHATZIT is the story of a creature from this alien world and an American teenager and how their fates intertwine. It is a tale of adolescent angst, action, adventure and acne. (preview on act-i-vate)

Haan Lee

A man who discovers that he is invulnerable also realizes that he has lost his sense of touch. He embarks on a quest to find something that he can feel. (preview)

Debut_HaanLee_CaptainKaplanCAPTAIN KAPLAN
Haan Lee

A police interrogator questions a man with multiple personalities to find out which one of them committed a crime. (preview)

Debut_JamesHeimer_NoirBarNOIR BAR
James Heimer

8-page mini comic of the imagined exploits of Philadelphia’s most under-appreciated crime writer.

Jamie Hibdon

A 30 page, b/w, sci-fi fantasy mash-up, parts of which can be read here.

Debut_JamieHibdon_LinguaFrancaFunniesLINGUA FRANCA FUNNIES
Jamie Hibdon

A 12 page, b/w collection of all-ages content, parts of which can be read here.

Debut_JamieTanner_SoSoFarSO SO FAR
Jamie Tanner

A 10-page mini-comic originally drawn in 8 hours.

John Vestevich

An experimental comic inspired by the “roguelike” genre of role-playing video games. (preview)

Debut_JohnVestevich_SmellyHippySMELLY HIPPIE COMICS
John Vestevich
A new collection of the smelliest and hippiest.

Debut_JudithKim_StrayCatSTRAY CAT
Judith Kim

The 12-page mini-comic parody of rom-com Korean drama. A pretty/얼짱 girl named Min meets a drunk guy on her doorstep…(preview its cool construction)

Debut_JudyWong_EatLessEatMoreEAT LESS, EAT MORE
Judy Wong

A story where a restaurant takes ‘mystery meat’ to a whole new level. Be careful of what you eat!

Debut_KerenKatz_Only3ofThemWereRealONLY THREE OF THEM WERE REAL
Keren Katz

Three more stories from the Fire Theatre.

Debut_KerenKatz_UncontestedSpacesUNCONTESTED SPACES
Keren Katz

A journal of guerrilla poetry readings.

Debut_Kika_TalesofJoonTALES OF JOON Chapter 1

In the 1930s, on the verge of a depression, society is growing colder and crueler. As deep trouble brews and the underclass stands to suffer the worst, a young girl named Joon must take a stand.

Maria Sweeney & Eros Livieratos

A book of short stories, a collection of poems and illustrations, and a zine of works once abandoned.

Mike Riley

A comedy adventure story about a nudist, a dead fish, and a very special goat in search of a lost sword and breakfast. (preview)

Debut_MikeSgier_FirstMisstepsFIRST (MIS)STEPS
Mike Sgier

Foregoing the conventions of epic fantasy, ‘First (Mis)Steps’ brings a folk fantasy approach to this trio of short comics, focusing on characters grappling with romantic anxiety, criticism and lost love. By turns sweet, funny and bawdy, ‘First (Mis)Steps’ present a new world to those looking for a refreshing spin on the fantasy genre! (preview)

Mike Sgier

When a traveling tree spirit and gnome take refuge in a small village, they play a small part in a celebration commemorating the Winter Solstice. The festivities, however, recall ancient memories for the tree spirit, when the nights of Vespers were long, and a mysterious girl known as ‘The Moon Daughter’ walked the land… (preview)

Debut_MIkeSgier_DeathbyFanArtDEATH BY FAN ART
Mike Sgier

A zine collecting B&W character sketches drawn throughout the last year (preview).
Mike will also be premiering a new Rocket Raccon & Groot print.

Mike Shea & Tim Bungeroth

The silver-age-fueled super-villain romp in print for the first time. Who and what is the Minor League Crime Organization Where did they come from, and who would try to stop them?

Debut_RaferRoberts_NightmaretheRatNIGHTMARE THE RAT
Rafer Roberts

An homage to early 1900’s newspaper comic strips, NIGHTMARE THE RAT follows the adventures of a mischievous little monster who preys upon the populace of Hell City by stealing their teeth. Debuting at the Locust Moon Comics Festival is a 28-page tabloid newspaper collection of every Nightmare the Rat strip to date, plus a brand new comic and a bunch of other all new bonus features.

Debut_RebeccaMock_OldWomanTHE OLD WOMAN Chapter 1
Rebecca Mock

A 12-page sci-fi comic about emotionally distant sisters Ruth and Casey, and snowmobiles and time loops. Its creation was livestreamed. (preview)

Debut_Rosarium_KidCodeChannelZeroKID CODE: CHANNEL ZERO
Rosarium Publishing

Art by Stacey Robinson & John Jennings, dialog by Damian Duffy. KID CODE: CHANNEL ZERO is a rollicking, cosmic, time-traveling adventure, fusing classic hip-hop culture and outlandish sci-fi fantasy in this alternate universe to create the ultimate mash-up.

Debut_SkudsMcKinley_HowIveCometoCopeHOW I’VE COME TO COPE.
Skuds Mckinley

A new art book collecting Skuds’ favorite personal work from the past two years.

Debut_StevieWilson_YoureDoingItWrong7YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG #7: TALES FROM THE VAIN
Stevie Wilson

A collection of all the comics Stevie’s done since June! The seventh in a series of essay comics about body image, self confidence, street harassment, representation, and diversity.

Debut_TaylorCurrySWARM! (print)
Taylor Curry

A new art print.

Valerie Starr

Valerie’s first FOLK short story, “How the Moon Came to Be”, debuts here!

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Creator Spotlights: Primo, Palumbo, Nelson, Bramley, Nunnelly, Ellis, Riley & Crispino

Michael Primo, Anthony Palumbo, & Winona Nelson
Michael Primo is a local videogame artist/animator/designer who co-runs Final Form Games ( out of the Philly Game Forge. He is also the writing half of a few comic collaborations with Anthony Palumbo, and uses his daily SEPTA commute-time to get the words out.
Anthony Palumbo is an accomplished painter and illustrator based in Philadelphia. He divides his time between fine art work, Magic the Gathering illustrations, covers for Dark Horse’s Halo and Dragon Age comics, personal comic book projects, and his longstanding hobby of teaching old audio hardware new tricks.
Winona Nelson is a fantasy illustrator and comic creator. She has worked for Magic the Gathering and Warhammer Black Library, and drew a webcomic called Artifice.

Twitter: @mikeambrogi, @winonanelson

Michael Vincent Bramley
Michael Vincent Bramley is certainly a carbon based lifeform and most definitely a Homo sapien male, aged late twenties to early thirties. Rumours to the contrary are vicious libel and/or slander. He came to America from Great Britain in a plane and did NOT fall screaming from the sky in ‘a hellish ball of flame that no man could survive’ as some of his detractors allege. There’s nothing remarkable here, so move along please. He writes science fiction and horror comics of the alternative variety, making occasional forays into more well established anthologies of note. He wrote for the CBLDF Liberty annual and Reading With Pictures, as well as his creator owned, Kickstarter-funded title Sherbet. As an artist he occasionally produces illustrations of pop-culture nightmares he has.

Twitter: @mvbramley

Michelle Nunnelly
Michelle Nunnelly is from Texas to attend School of Visual art as a Cartooning major. Has been taught under Klaus Janson, Joey Cavalieri and Walt Simonson. Recently self published Ugly, a 16 page comic about a young girl named Ellen who has a hard time adapting to the reality of being different. Originally wanting to become a therapist, she is inspired by Sigmund Freud and Jung’s analysis of archetypes and dreams. Michelle focuses her work around universal symbols that impact people psychologically. Her work also touches on depression and other psychological disorders in order to better understand herself and others. When not drawing comics she designs stickers, buttons, bookmarks and prints.

Twitter: @OracularDream

Mike Ellis
Mike Ellis is a comic book writer/artist, digital media producer and amateur beard-growing aficionado. He began spitefully making comics while attending the University of Toronto after the comics in the school’s newspaper were so bad he shouted, “I could make a better comic!”  And he’s been making them ever since. Since then he has done work for Scientific American, Science Rendezvous, Corus Radio Canada, Harvard University, Comedy Central and numerous comic book publishers. Currently, he is the house artist for Chemicals Are You Friends website and publishing the comic Pieces of Eights, a pirate themed, fantasy adventure-comedy! That’s right, PIRATE MAGIC!

Twitter: @ElusiveMike

Mike Riley & David Crispino
Mike Riley is a cartoonist from Baltimore. He is the creator of I Taste Sound, a frequent Mutant Funnies contributor, artist/writer of several books and comic series including Commuters, Goatscape and Chimera Likely, but is best known locally for not being allowed back in the Macaroni Grill after the puppet incident and for run on sentences written in third-person.
David Crispino writes the horror-western series Blood & Time, the science fiction thriller Control, and the cooling body gel exposé SMAIR. David co-created the science fiction horror comedy series Commuters.

Twitter: @mikerileycomics, @DCrispino

Mike Riley

mike_rileyMike Riley is a comic book artist and writer living in Baltimore, Maryland.

He is the artist and co-creator of the sci-fi/comedy comic series Commuters with Dave Crispino, as well as a series of mini-comics spun off from his weekly single-panel comic blog I Taste Sound, updated every Sunday.

“The lo-fi style art and mixture of clever and blunt humor and odd logic makes us laugh, wows us, and genuinely evokes the feeling of being at an indie comics show more than anything else we’ve found on the web.” – Grizzly Bomb

Mike Riley’s website, Etsy storeFacebook, & Twitter

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