Panels & Activities at the Locust Moon Comics Festival

This Saturday at the Locust Moon Comics Festival, there will be panels and activities for everyone to enjoy both at the Locust Moon store and in the Rotunda Theatre.

PANELS AT LOCUST MOON COMICS

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.

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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).

x-men-claremont

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!


ACTIVITIES IN THE ROTUNDA THEATRE

In addition the panels above, and plentiful candy for trick-or-treaters of all ages (not to mention ice cream and kittens), the following activities will be open to all attendees in the Theatre room of the Rotunda!

ALL DAY
COMIX JAM
Come lay down a panel in this collaborative comics Frankenstein monster, led by Brett J. Hopkins.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
SECRET SUPERHERO SOCIETY!
Create your own secret identity with artist & librarian Sheli Hay.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Drawing Workshop:
HOW TO DRAW AN ALIEN
On Halloween, help turn the Rotunda into an extraterrestrial launch pad with alien expert Dawn Griffin (Zorphbert & Fred).

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST
A festive competition where everyone wins.
And a few will win big.
Dress your best!
Judged by Brett J. Hopkins.

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See them all at the
LOCUST MOON COMICS FESTIVAL 2015
Saturday, October 31 – Halloween!
11 am – 6 pm
Exhibitors & Activities @ The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
Panels @ Locust Moon Comics
34 South 40th Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
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