Locust Moon Comics started as a retail store, art gallery, comics festival, and small press in West Philadelphia, just off the University of Pennsylvania campus. We first opened our store in the spring of 2010, and moved a few blocks away to a beautiful new location in the summer of 2012. Our first project as Locust Moon Press, Once Upon a Time Machine, was released through Dark Horse Books in October, 2012. Later that year, we hosted our inaugural Locust Moon Comics Festival. The story and art gallery closed in December 2015, but our publishing work continues.
Here’s some press for our store, events, and creative community:

See coverage of our 2012 and 2013 Comics Festivals here.

Spudd 64 / Matt Kish – Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream from Locust Moon Comics [9/30/14]

Panel Patter – Panel Patter’s September Small Press Previews Picks [9/28/14]

Bleeding Cool – The Success Story Of 2014…Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream [9/26/14]

Multiversity – Soliciting Multiversity: The Top 10 “Best of the Rest” from October 2014’s Previews [9/26/14]

Broken Frontier – SPX 2014…Hot Books at the 20th Small Press Expo [9/24/14]

Mental Floss – The Most Interesting Comics of the Week — SPX 2014 Edition [9/10/14]

Publishers Weekly – Baltimore Comic Con Grows But Stays Friendly [9/9/2014]

No One is Innocent – Think About the Future, Eckhart. [9/5/2014]

Bleeding Cool – When Things Got Naked At Locust Moon Comics Signing On Friday [7/19/14]

Splice Today – Dream a Dream of Public Domain [7/18/14]

Bleeding Cool – Bleeding Cool and Locust Moon Comics Talk Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream [6/26/14]

Comics&Cola – Back this: Locus Moon’s Little Nemo tribute anthology [6/23/14]

Comics&Cola – Locust Moon’s Little Nemo tribute anthology: Dream Another Dream [3/24/14] – Photos: Philly After Dark… [3/10/14]

Philadelphia Neighborhoods – Spruce Hill and Walnut Hill: Five Places You Should Know [2/21/14]

Geekadelphia – Comics for Kids: Locust Moon Presents New Class Series [2/3/2014]

Boing Boing – Comics Rack: January’s best comic books [1/20/14]

Bleeding Cool – Sam Kieth Joins Mike Allred, Paul Pope, J.G. Jones, and More for Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream [1/13/14]

Den of Geek! – Comics! 101 Creators to Watch in 2014 [1/1/2014]

Eric Smith – Saturday Poetry Readings & Comic Book Release Parties in University City [7/31/13]

Delaware County Daily Times – Comic book convention lures fans to Haverford [7/14/13]

CBS Philly – Most Community-Centered Bookstores in Philadelphia [5/20/13]

CW Philly – Top Ways To Celebrate Star Wars In Philadelphia [4/30/13]

CBS Philly – Top Specialty Bookstores In Philadelphia [4/29/13]

34th Street – Best of Penn: “BEST BOUTIQUE” [4/4/13]

Geekadelphia – Independent Artists For Charity Event At Locust Moon Comics [3/26/13]

Safe Spaces for Comics Fans – Locust Moon Comics, Philadelphia, PA [3/15/13]

Geekadelphia – Geekspace: Locust Moon Comics [2/8/13]

The Beat – On the Scene: Locust Moon Comics Fest [12/20/12]

Panel Patter – You Should Go To Locust Moon Comics Festival in Philadelphia… [12/14/12]

34th Street – Interview: Locust Moon [12/14/12]

Robot 6 – Philadelphia’s Locust Moon to hold inaugural comics festival Dec. 16 [12/5/12]

Philadelphia Inquirer – Get some great minds together and wait for the ideas to flow [11/11/12]

Philadelphia City Paper – Fractured Fairy Tales [10/11/12]

Comic Booked – Locust Moon & Dark Horse Comics Release ‘Once Upon A Time Machine’ [10/6/12]

Flying Kite – Locust Moon Comics’ Expansion Draws Cartoonists Together [9/18/12]

Geekadelphia – In Comics, Nothing Stays Dead Forever: Locust Moon Returns to West Philadelphia [8/21/12]

Daily Pennsylvanian – Locust Moon comic store reopens on 40th and Chestnut [8/1/12]

West Philly Local – Locust Moon Comics back and better than ever [7/20/12]

Geekadelphia – Locust Moon Comics’ Drink & Draw Nights [Video] [6/16/11]

Daily Cross Hatch – The Comic Shops of Philadelphia: A Walking Tour [4/17/11]

Examiner – Locust Moon Comics Hosts J.G. Jones and John Arcudi Signing [3/21/11]

You’ll find reviews and press for our first major publication (with Dark Horse Books), Once Upon a Time Machine, collected here at the book’s official site.