Hey guys I’ve got this wild idea — let’s all drink too much wine and make crazy drawings!
Well, now you can wear it on a shirt!
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?
Just $15 a pop for some really nice quality tees.
You know what to do.
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.
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.
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……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……and all of the best art that had been produced in, around, and about the store. Continue reading
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.
As Brood II, the first wave of cicadas in seventeen years, begins preparing for the big show this summer, warming up their legs with the gentle, restless buzz of an orchestra tuning, we believe that we are entering The Summer of the Locust. As the cold lifts and the swarm threatens to swarm, we thought this as good a time as any to update you on the goings-on around the Moon. Here’s what we’ve been up to.
Locust Moon Academy. Tonight, we matriculate in hell. The illustrious Mark A. Robinson (creator of Image’s I LOVE TROUBLE) and his hydroelectric fountain of creativity will inspire children ages 8-15, starting Saturday April 27th at 3pm, and proceeding weekly after that. James Comey, that ink-guzzling breaker of bones and artist of AMERICAN MONSTER BUFFET, will begin brainwashing any and all comers 16-and-older at 6pm on Tuesday May 14th.
The revolution begins here.
36 Lessons in Self-Destruction. Rob Wood’s magnum opus is complete. Now all that’s left to do is print this sucker, and plan the most self-destructive book release party the publishing world has ever seen. To be released on October 5th. Which just happens to be the date of…
The 2nd Annual Locust Moon Comics Festival. Our first shot at this was just a dry run. This time we move into the sanctuary space at the Rotunda, where we can fit five times as many tables. The back space at the Rotunda (where the convention was held last year) will be reserved for panels, screenings, interviews, talks, maybe even a musical performance or two. This is not a comic book convention. It’s a celebration of the infinite possibilities of the medium we all hold dear.
Stumptown Awards. ONCE UPON A TIME MACHINE is nominated for Best Anthology! We are honored. Vote for us HERE.
Free Comic Book Day. Saturday, May 4th. There will be cookies. There will be balloons. There will be an exclusive new flavor from Little Baby’s Ice Cream. There will be live musical performances. There will be our own little artist’s alley, composed of J.G. Jones, Mark Robinson, Rob Woods & Dave Proch. And oh yeah: a veritable smorgasbord of free comics, from our shelves to your hot little hands. Don’t miss it.
Little Nemo. The Slumberland Express rolls on. This past month we have been joined by Mark Buckingham, Chrissie Zullo, and an aspiring young gentleman by the name of Paul Pope. We’ve seen gorgeous watercolor sketches from J.G. Jones, brilliantly composed roughs from Maria & Peter Hoey, and finished inks from our own David Proch. Sometimes it feels as though we’re building a temple, and every stone is made of love.
More to come, Moonies. Stay tuned…