Jon F. Allen
Jon F. Allen is an underground comix artist, and self-publisher of The Heaven of Hell as well as the upcoming Pop Wasteland zine (featuring the work of Jon F. Allen, Aaron Lange, Aleksandar Zograf, Lora Bloom, Bonnie MacAllister, Jim Ether, Rich Hillen Jr., and others). He received an MFA from The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. His work has been exhibited at Germ Books and Gallery, Randy Now’s Man Cave, Pterodactyl studios, The Eris Temple, The Hex Factory, and the Slought Foundation. His work is the culmination of influences such as retro TV shows, B grade sci-fi and horror movies, rabid satire, true crime, conspiracy theories, Ufology, and more.
Locally grown comic book writer now living on the other side of Pennsylvania. Aims to excite the medium, + otherwise make dope sh*t.
Animal Kingdom Publishing: Jacob Mazer
Animal Kingdom Publishing is a small press based in Philadelphia working in the tradition of American underground literary culture. Their focus is primarily comics, though they also publish prose, art, and criticism. Animal Kingdom publishes work that emanates from places of extremity— physical, psychological, spiritual.
Adam McGovern, writer of Image Comics’ Nightworld, channels comics from his own haunted hundred-year-old house in New Jersey. McGovern co-created the Ignatz-nominated Dr. Id, Psychologist of the Supernatural with artist Paolo Leandri, and the team did an Alias the Spider story for Image’s Next Issue Project/Crack Comics #63 and giant-sized strips on ghost towns & cities, time-travelling philosophers and literally messianic rockstars for the indie-comics tabloid Pood, before collaborating on Nightworld. Their dystopian fantasia The Urban Legend of Idoru Jones has two eps up on HiLobrow.com, and with other artists McGovern has done The Suit on Dean Haspiel’s TripCity.com, more tabloid indie strips in Magic Bullet, “Boxed In” from Coin-Op Studio, and some 50 translated issues of nine hyperpulp series from Italy’s GG Studio, released in the U.S. from 2010-12. With Leandri he is readying a story for Dark Horse’s 2016 Once Upon a Time Machine vol. 2 anthology; a soon-to-be-not-secret shared universe online project; and Nightworld’s inevitable reincarnations.
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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
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