Locust Moon Comics Festival

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

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Creator Spotlights: Mannheim, Peters, Alu-Marr, Wilson & Scioli

Stephanie Mannheim
Stephanie Mannheim lives in New York, where she eats too much Chipotle and draws a comic called Roxie that’s supposed to be funny. Steph is also part of the young, all-female collective Coffee Spoons Comics, and edits their anthology. She previously co-edited the one-shot newspaper Seriously Comics with Tom Hart.

Twitter: @stephtheartist

Steve Peters & Bianca Alu-Marr
Steve Peters is the publisher and creator of the Xeric Award-winning Awakening Comics line of comics and original music CDs. He created Everwinds for Amaze Ink in the late 1990’s. In 2006, his magical realist autobiographical comic Chemistry won the Gene Day Memorial Prize. He is currently collaborating with Bianca Alu-Marr on an award-winning comic called The Comicverse, a sci-fi rom-com about a young man and his dragon who run a comic book shop on a space station.

Twitter: @TheComicverse

Stevie Wilson
Stevie Wilson is an author of autobiographical comics about society’s failings & feminism. She also writes comics about cats, coffee, and baking.

Twitter: @sw_inku

Tom Scioli
Tom Scioli is the artist and co-writer of Transformers vs. G.I. Joe, creator of American Barbarian, Satan’s Soldier, Mystery Object, Final Frontier, and 50% of Godland.

Twitter: @tomscioli

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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!


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!

Tom Scioli

Tom ScioliTom Scioli is an artist, educator, historian and lecturer of the comic book form. His epic sci-fi/fantasy series The Myth of 8-Opus won a 1999 Xeric Grant, earning him a small part illustrating the Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Comic Magazine miniseries and ultimately higher-profile projects at Image Comics: the miniseries Freedom Force and the Eisner-nominated, ongoing super-sci-fi-opera epic Gødland (with writer Joe Casey). Gødland will be ending its run this November with the long-anticipated Gødland Finale. Scioli also produces a constant stream of webcomics and minicomics, including American Barbarian and Satan’s Soldier.

Tom Scioli’s website, his other websiteFacebookTumblr, & Twitter

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Locust Moon Comics Festival, October 2013!

LMCF2013 poster by Rob Woods

On Saturday, October 5th, Locust Moon Comics will host the second LOCUST MOON COMICS FESTIVAL, an annual celebration of comics, illustration, and graphic arts, to be held at the Rotunda in West Philadelphia (4014 Walnut Street).

Building on last year’s event, this year’s iteration will feature more than twice as many creators in a larger, more versatile space, and add an expansive schedule of programs including workshops, panels, and discussions on the art, business, and history of comics. More than just a convention, this unique event will honor comic creators and comic creations. The emphasis will be on independent and creator-owned books, as the Rotunda will play host to some of the most distinguished and acclaimed artists, writers, and publishers in the comics world.

The LOCUST MOON COMICS FESTIVAL will boast a variety of local Philadelphia talent such as J.G. Jones (Final Crisis), Rob Woods (36 Lessons in Self-Destruction), James Comey (American Monster Buffet), and Box Brown (Everything Dies), alongside acclaimed cartoonists from across North America including Jim Steranko (Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD), Farel Dalrymple (Pop Gun War), Chrissie Zullo (Cinderella), Todd Klein (Fables), Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma), Tom Scioli (Gødland), Michael Kupperman (Tales Designed to Thrizzle), Jay Lynch (Garbage Pail Kids), Kim Deitch (The Boulevard of Broken Dreams), and Ron Wimberly (Prince of Cats).

The festival will be an all-day affair on Saturday (10am to 6pm), as a cornucopia of publishers and creators vend their wares, sign books, and greet fans. A number of artists will debut festival-exclusive prints, and several will debut new books, including Robert Woods’ 36 LESSONS IN SELF-DESTRUCTION, the long-awaited complete collection of DEPRESSED PUNX mini-comics. A selection of Philadelphia’s deservedly favorite food vendors will be catering the main event, including Little Baby’s Ice Cream, Tacos Don Memo, Kung Fu Hoagies, and Lovers & Madmen Coffee Lounge. While the festival itself takes place on Saturday, events and festivities at Locust Moon Comics will spill across the weekend, including a 36 LESSONS book release party (the official excuse for our Saturday night after-party) and a post-con pancake breakfast.

“This new annual tradition is our way of recognizing and celebrating the huge variety of unique, independent voices in the world of comics,” says Locust Moon co-owner Josh O’Neill. “We want to exalt the infinite possibilities of the medium and acknowledge the intrepid talents that restlessly explore and expand its edges.”
Locust Moon Comics is a retail store, art gallery, and publishing company based in West Philadelphia. This event is the most recent of their many efforts to unify, accelerate, and publicize the burgeoning Philadelphia comic book scene.

Find further information about the event and more guests as they’re announced on the LOCUST MOON COMICS FESTIVAL website (, Facebook (, and Twitter (