Locust Moon Comics Festival

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

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LMCF2015 Creators: Allen, Tucker, Animal Kingdom, McGovern

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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.
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Mont Tucker

Locally grown comic book writer now living on the other side of Pennsylvania. Aims to excite the medium, + otherwise make dope sh*t.


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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.

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Adam McGovern

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, and with other artists McGovern has done The Suit on Dean Haspiel’s, 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.

See them at the
Saturday, October 31 – Halloween!
11 am – 6 pm
@ The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
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Creator Spotlights: Sgier, Shea, Bungeroth, Chrzanowski, Alvarez, Tucker & Bey

Mike Sgier
Mike Sgier is a printmaker and cartoonist in Philadelphia, PA. His first artistic inspirations were found in comics like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Jeff Smith’s Bone, but grew to include such artists and writers as Lynd Ward, Stephen Alcorn, Neil Gaiman, and Joseph Campbell. His work has appeared in such publications as the Philadelphia City Paper, the comic anthologies Secret Prison and Suspect Device, and books published by Locust Moon Press. Mike was born and raised in Denver, CO, received his BFA from Creighton University and his MFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and is currently a member of the Philly-based print collective BYO Print.

Twitter: @msgier

Mike Shea & Tim Bungeroth
Mike Shea plans on drawing from the womb to the tomb. After attending MICA in Baltimore where he skipped a bunch of classes to spend time on comics, he moved to New York where he stumbled into working on The Sopranos and a bunch of other stuff. He currently resides in Brooklyn, NY, with his lovely girlfriend and two lovely cats.
Tim Bungeroth is a writer, actor, and producer. He hails from Pennsylvania, by way of Colorado and Chicago. He earned his B.A. in Religion Studies from Muhlenberg College, where he focused on the Lakota Sioux tradition of Heyoka clowning. He moved to NYC with his eventual wife and founded A Festival of Fools in Spring 2009. Tim spends his time writing comics, dramatic verse, studying classical texts, learning the art of stage combat, juggling, playing Nintendo, and romancing his wife.

Twitter: @timbungeroth

Mimi Chrzanowski
Mimi Chrzanowski splish-splashes in Providence, Rhode Island.


M. Jacob Alvarez
M. Jacob Alvarez is a cartoonist, comedian and licensed chemical engineer (seriously dude, silly drawings and conspiracy theory jokes don’t pay many bills!). Mr. Alvarez lives in Philadelphia.

Twitter: @mjacobalvarez

Mont Tucker & Asia Bey
Mont was born and raised in Southwest Philadelphia on a copious diet of Soul, Comic books and Hip Hop music. Naturally he grew into a writer of sorts.
Asia Bey is a multi-versed Artist from Pittsburgh. Visual artist, Painter, Theatre-er, Sculptor, and other media that would no longer make this a “short bio”. They teamed up in 2013 to produce and publish their very own comic series, Bxtch Slap.