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: Fox, Stone, Aulisio, Pope & Kahn

Nathan Fox
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Nathan Fox is an illustrator, editorial and advertising artist. He does random gallery shows here and there as well as murals and installation work. He is a comic book guy, too, having drawn books such as Hawken: Melee, FBP covers and logo designs, Dogs of War, Haunt, Fluorescent Black, Dark Reign: Zodiac, Pigeons from Hell, DMZ fill-in issues and more. He is currently Chair of the MFA Visual Narrative Department at the School of Visual Arts.

Websites: foxnathan.com, sva.edu/graduate/mfa-visual-narrative
Facebook: facebook.com/MFAVisualNarrative
Twitter: @nathanfoxy, @MFAVN

Nobrow: Tucker Stone
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Nobrow started in the winter of 2008 with the aim to provide an independent platform for graphic art, illustration and art comics in the UK and abroad, to become a leading proponent of quality in book design and a standard bearer for original creative content in print publishing.

Website: nobrow.net
Tumblr: nobrowpress.tumblr.com
Twitter: @nobrowpress

Pat Aulisio
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Pat Aulisio is an amateur ufologist an avid vhs collector. He runs Yeah Dude Comics.

Website: yeahdudecomics.com
Twitter: @yeahdudecomics

Paul Pope
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Paul Pope is perhaps the most influential cartoonist of his generation. For 20 years his seamless blending of American, European, and Japanese influences has enthralled a global audience. The creator of THB, Heavy Liquid, 100%, Escapo, Batman Year 100, and the young adult sensation Battling Boy, Pope lives and works in NYC.

Website: paulpope.com
Twitter: @PULPH0PE

Phil Kahn
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Guilded Age is the Saga of the Working Class Adventurer. In the mythical land of Arkerra, the entire continent has suddenly undergone an industrial revolution. Now some people have money and machine and politick, while others only have rocks and trees and shrubs. Who do we turn to to save us in this time of economic turmoil? The literal working class heroes.

Website: guildedage.net
Twitter: @GuildedAge