Locust Moon, Digitally

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Get ready, internet: Locust Moon Press now has a digital store, where you can buy all our self-published comics in digital form (sorry, you’ll have to go to Dark Horse Digital or your digital device’s Nook app for all your digital Once Upon a Time Machine digi-needs). We call it…

LOCUST MOON DIGITAL – gumroad.com/locustmoon

Of course, you can still buy our printed comics from Locust Moon’s non-digital online (so…still sort of digital) store – locustmoon.storenvy.com

One of the reasons we want to make sure people have easy access to our books is to get something out there that we’re really proud of, a work deserving of a wider audience. And that’s Rob Woods’ 36 LESSONS IN SELF-DESTRUCTION. Paul Pope describes Rob’s book as “expressive…compelling, revealing, and ultimately, optimistic” — we couldn’t agree more, and we’re eager to find every avenue to get this work into people’s hands and hearts. If we can find a way to beam Rob’s comics directly into your brain, we’ll do that too.

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Rob’s drawing table, and cover to 36 LESSONS IN SELF-DESTRUCTION

Here’s a little preview of 6 of those LESSONS…

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Direct links to get Rob’s book:
Digital – https://gumroad.com/l/36lisd
Print – http://locustmoon.storenvy.com/products/3464183-36-lessons-in-self-destruction

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an evening with toby cypress

we are pleased as punch to have toby cypress at the shop tonight. toby is, for our money, one of the finest artists working in comics today, and it’s an honor to have him be a part of both LITTLE NEMO: DREAM ANOTHER DREAM (his page will melt your eyes) and the not yet officially announced sequel to ONCE UPON A TIME MACHINE. tonight we celebrate the release of the first issue of toby’s new series from dark horse, THE WHITE SUITS. cartooning and conviviality will prevail.

and the first 10 folks who buy one of toby’s books and spend $20 will receive a free print exclusive to this evening. it’ll look a little something like this…

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RSVP & details at the Facebook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/508391562607039/

An Evening with Michael DeForge

On Wednesday, February 12th, Locust Moon will be hosting the launch of Michael DeForge’s darkly existential graphic novel Ant Colony. In just a few short years, DeForge’s singular, idiosyncratic style has made him one of the most exciting new voices in alternative comics. Here, he will present a slideshow with a reception to follow. Drinx, snax & comix.

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Ant Colony follows the denizens of a black ant colony under attack from the nearby red ants: from its opening pages, DeForge immerses the reader in a world of false prophets, unjust wars, and corrupt police officers. On the surface, Ant Colony tells the story of this war, the destruction of a civilization, and the ants’ all-too-familiar desire to rebuild. Underneath, though, Ant Colony plumbs the deepest human concerns – loneliness, faith, love, apathy, and more. DeForge’s striking visual sensibility – stark lines, dramatic color choices, and brilliant use of page and panel space – stands out in this volume.

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/