Locust Moon Comics Festival

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


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Panels, Workshop, and After-Party for 2014

All panels, workshops, and parties are held on Saturday, October 25 in the gallery of the Locust Moon Comics store.
34 S. 40th Street, between Chestnut & Ludlow – a 4 minute walk from the main festival venue, the Rotunda.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Kids’ Comic Workshop: The Cartoon Carnival
Join Laura Lee Gulledge and Mark Mariano as they take you on a magical journey into the world of cartooning! Witness the wonder as everyday shapes become extraordinary cartoon characters and simple scribbles are transformed into works of art right before your eyes! Plus Laura and Mark share their secrets of where stories and character ideas come from. This is one Cartoon Carnival you don’t want to miss.

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Hip-Hop & Comics: Cultures Combining
Since its earliest days in the South Bronx, Hip-Hop has drawn on comic books for input and inspiration, and comic creators likewise incorporate the lyrical and visual elements of Hip-Hop in their work. The cross-pollination and crossover runs deep: graffiti and album covers incorporate four-color imagery, MCs and DJs adopt secret identities and grandiose aliases, writers base their characters in urban settings, rappers namecheck superheroes and cartoon characters, and comic artists draw on Hip-Hop’s rich visual vocabulary. Both forms thrive on excitement and energy, inspire passionate fanbases, and have risen from modest beginnings to achieve global recognition. Here, Patrick A. Reed of Depth Of Field Magazine brings together a lineup of cutting edge visual artists (and some special surprise guests) to discuss the ties between these two creative cultures.
Panelists: Eric Orr, Ronald Wimberly, Sasha K., and special guests.

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Breaking In and Staying In: A “Career” In Comics
Box Brown talks with Daryl Seitchik, Dean Haspiel, and Denis Kitchen about their perspectives on comics in 2014. What does comics look like to three generations of cartoonists?

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Masters at Work
Locust Moon’s Chris Stevens hosts Bill Sienkiewicz, Paul Pope, and J.G. Jones for an intimate journey into the minds and techniques of three utterly unique masters of modern comics.

7:00 pm – Oh!
Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream Gallery Opening & Release Party
Unwind, be merry, but whatever you do — don’t fall asleep!


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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


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A poster and our first guests for 2014!

It’s here! We’re ecstatic to reveal Ronald Wimberly’s electric, Moebius-infused poster for this year’s festival. Behold!

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In fact, we couldn’t even wait for the final text – we just wanted you guys to see its beauty. It also gave us an excuse to announce the first round of awesome, awesome guests coming to this year’s fest.

First, some returning favorites, back for another visit to the LMCF: Farel Dalrymple, Dave Bullock, Dean Haspiel, J.G. Jones, Jim Rugg, Box Brown, Tom Scioli, and of course our Arzachian poster-master, Ronald Wimberly.

These guys will be joined by some incredible new additions to the festival family: Mark Schultz, Yao Xiao, Denis Kitchen, José Villarrubia, Rebecca Mock, and Paul Pope!*

So make sure your calendar’s marked for OCTOBER 25, and don’t lose track.

And follow the fest on Twitter or Facebook to keep up with all the latest.

*It might be worth nothing that of just these first 14 creators (you’ll see a lot more to come), 11 of them contributed to the insane and massive new book that Locust Moon will finally have printed and ready in time for the festival: LITTLE NEMO: DREAM ANOTHER DREAM. We tried to get as many amazing cartoonists as possible into that one book – now we’re trying to get as many of those same folks as possible into this one room!