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)
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!
A grim and grimy art zine full of sketches, collage, and metal artwork. (preview)
THE COLLECTED COUNTER ATTACK!
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)
A 24-page comic examining intersections between how some cartoonists and some contemporary games makers play with space, perception, and identity. (preview)
DREAMING OF ATHANOR
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)
THE 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.
THINK IN INK
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)
MANGO LIZARD MAGAZINE #1 & #2
The first two issues of Dave Proch’s new ongoing series. Dave is also premiering a giant four-piece “cosmic Marvel” poster.
SPOOK 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)
TREPANATION: ELECTIVE SURGERY YOU NEED LIKE A HOLE IN THE HEAD
A new minicomic about everyone’s favorite medical procedure. (preview on the nib)
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)
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)
A police interrogator questions a man with multiple personalities to find out which one of them committed a crime. (preview)
LINGUA FRANCA COMICS PRESENTS: STAR SEED
A 30 page, b/w, sci-fi fantasy mash-up, parts of which can be read here.
LINGUA FRANCA FUNNIES
A 12 page, b/w collection of all-ages content, parts of which can be read here.
SO SO FAR
A 10-page mini-comic originally drawn in 8 hours.
An experimental comic inspired by the “roguelike” genre of role-playing video games. (preview)
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)
TALES 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.
CYCLIC LIVES IN HECTIC MOTION, IN A RUT: WORDS AND PICTURES, DISCARDED DOODLES & JILTED WORDS
Maria Sweeney & Eros Livieratos
A book of short stories, a collection of poems and illustrations, and a zine of works once abandoned.
GOATSCAPE: MR. PEEPS VS. THE MULTIVERSE Part 1
A comedy adventure story about a nudist, a dead fish, and a very special goat in search of a lost sword and breakfast. (preview)
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)
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)
MINOR LEAGUE COMICS
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?
NIGHTMARE THE RAT
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.
KID CODE: CHANNEL ZERO
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.
YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG #7: TALES FROM THE VAIN
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.