Holiday Shopping at Locust Moon

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KRAMPUS SEZ BUY STUFF

We’ve got Spider-Man and Yoda wearing Santa hats, Donald Duck tangled in Christmas lights, and Eeyore managing to smile while opening gifts. We’ve got Yuletide comics from Carl Barks and Grant Morrison (if only they’d collaborate on something), teeny-tiny Nightmare Before Christmas statues, and an insane Japanese Disney-Voltron. We’ve got Bone plushies, fat Captain Crunch, and a three ton statue of the Dark Knight riding a horse. Lions and tigers and bears, oh my.

We’ve also got BUILDING STORIES, CAGES, and 36 LESSONS IN SELF-DESTRUCTION for the pain-loving humans in your life. We’ve got HIP HOP FAMILY TREE and THE FIFTH BEATLE for the music aficionados, SABERTOOTH SWORDSMAN, BATTLING BOY and CURSED PIRATE GIRL for the demented adventurers, and all manner of Robert Crumb for the freakos and pervs. ONCE UPON A TIME MACHINE should take care of anyone with a sweet spot for fairy tales or a hankering for hard sci-fi. Basically, if you can’t find gifts for your friends and family here, you need better friends and family.

We can also special order all manner of things, but time is running low on that — hit us up by Wednesday to make sure Santa can get here in time.

Now go forth, and spread cheer like it were a communicable disease.

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KEVIN CANNON Appearing at Locust Moon

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Before you head off to your Thanksgiving feasts, join Kevin Cannon at Philadelphia’s own Locust Moon Comics as he signs copies of ‘Crater XV,’ the latest installment in the adventures of Army Shanks!

You’ve never seen a Cold War like this! In ‘Crater XV,’ the follow-up to 2009’s Eisner-nominated ‘Far Arden,’ Kevin Cannon weaves together an intoxicating tale of swashbuckling adventure, abandoned moon bases, bloodthirsty walruses, rogue astronauts, two-faced femme fatales, sailboat chases, Siberian pirates, international Arctic politics, and a gaggle of horny orphans. Mixed up in all of this are Army Shanks, our salty sea dog still reeling from a devastating loss, and Wendy Byrd, a plucky teenager who wants nothing more than a one-way ticket off the face of the Earth. For mystery, thrills, and Arctic chills, set a course for ‘Crater XV’!

“Cannon’s enthusiastic and flexible art is well suited for both the comedic highs and the dream-crushing lows of his stories, whose epic scale is made intensely human by his strong characters. Few cartoonists know better the meeting place between grief, humor, and adventure like Cannon, and this second Shanks story is further proof of his abilities as a storyteller.” — Publishers Weekly

“Cannon somehow manages to one-up himself… Crater XV represents one of the finest examples of storytelling via cartooning available.” — Under the Radar

To see more from Kevin, please visit:
http://kevincannon.org/

2013 Festival Tees

Did you dig this year’s Locust Moon Comics Festival poster, drawn by 36 LESSONS IN SELF-DESTRUCTION‘s Rob Woods?

Well, now you can wear it on a shirt!

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Our volunteers were lucky enough to be rocking these babies on the day of the fest, and a bunch of people asked us where they could get some for themselves. Well, now they’re available to everyone! Like, for example…you?

Click here for men’s shirts, and here for women’s.

Just $15 a pop for some really nice quality tees.

You know what to do.

PETER BAGGE to Appear at Locust Moon

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On Tuesday, October 22nd at 7:00pm, join Locust Moon and Drawn & Quarterly for an evening with cartoonist Peter Bagge to celebrate the launch of Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story, a dazzling, accessible biography of the activist, educator, nurse, mother, and protofeminist who founded Planned Parenthood. Bagge will be presenting a slideshow focusing on Sanger’s social and political activism and how Woman Rebel came together, sharing original sample pages from his book.

Woman Rebel presents the life of the outspoken, driven Margaret Sanger from her birth in the late nineteenth century to her death after the invention of the birth control pill. Balancing humor and respect, Bagge makes Sanger whole and human, showing how her flaws fueled her fiery activism just as much as her compassionate nature did. Sanger’s legacy is still incredibly relevant, important, and inspiring.

You can RSVP to the event on Facebook.

Topless Robot’s 15 Nerdy Stops in Philly

Check out the Topless Robot Road Trips: The 15 Nerdiest Places in Philadelphia. Among other sweet, offbeat things places worth visiting, they’ve got some words for the Locust Moon Comics Festival, which clocks in at #3 on the countdown:

If you happen to be in Philly on October 5th, you definitely need to check out the Locust Moon Comics Festival. An offshoot of the popular comic store/gallery space in University City, this fest–now in its second year–brings together local artists and national industry figures for an event that offers a much-needed alternative to huge cons. The owners of the shop are the men responsible for last year’s amazing Once Upon a Time Machine compilation from Dark Horse, and they have used their cred to lineup an array of guests that includes Farel Dalrymple, Michael Kupperman and Jay Lynch as well as Philly comic staples like Jeffro Kilpatrick and Box Brown. This event is about creativity, not commerce, and it is the perfect example of how welcoming Philly’s comic scene is to all.

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One-Year Anniversary and Quarter Moon #1

Earlier this month, Locust Moon debuted the first issue of our ongoing comics & illustration anthology, QUARTER MOON. This issue, “Silence”, spotlights wordless comics and features work from Charles Fetherolf, Alex Eckman-Lawn, Sophia Wiedeman, Jeremy Baum, Alexandra Beguez, Chris Stevens, Rob Woods, and Farel Dalrymple. And f course there’s that beautiful wraparound cover, courtesy of Jeremy Baum. A nice, big stack arrived in the mail…P1000224…and it came out beautifully. Here’s a taste of what’s inside:

As planned, we had issue one in hand just in time for the one-year anniversary bash for our new store. To celebrate the occasion, we set about decorating the store’s gallery space with all our favorite prints…P1000210P1000230…and all of the best art that had been produced in, around, and about the store.P1000223 Continue reading

QUARTER MOON and ANNIVERSARY PARTY!

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It’s our one-year anniversary bash, and we’re rolling out the first issue of our quarterly series. This first issue is an all-silent outing with work from Charles Fetherolf, Alexandra Beguez, Sophia Wiedeman, Alex Eckman-Lawn, Rob Woods & Chris Stevens, Farel Dalrymple, and Jeremy Baum. It’s been a heck of a first year and we look forward to celebrating with y’all.

Friday, July 19, 7:00 pm
Locust Moon Comics
34 S 40th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104