There’s no Drink & Draw tomorrow, my fine feathered friends. Save your strength for a weekend-long celebration of comics and community at Locust Moon.
It begins Friday at 7pm, when we host a signing of COLONIAL COMICS, the beautiful new collection of stories set at the dawn of our great and troublesome nation, hot off the presses from Fulcrum Books.
Many of our Locust Moon mainstays contributed to this handsome volume, including James Comey, Mike Sgier, Charles Fetherolf, Jason Rodriguez, and yours truly, humble scribe and scrappy utility infielder Josh O’Neill.
Jason will play the fife. I’ll bang a drum. if you’ve been yearing for more fife in your life, this is the place to find it.
Then join us the following day for our QUARTER MOON: REVENGE release party. Though there is no formal presentation, Dave Proch will be performing scenes from his unhinged love/hate story GYPSY at full voice and unexpected intervals throughout the evening.
Be there, or be the next victim of our swift and brutal vengeance.
On Sunday, we rest, and maybe eat some waffles.
February is a time of death. Not a time of dying — it’s the quiet beyond the grave, a time when long-past deaths persist, through all acceptance and despair. It’s the very bottom of the year, the moment when even the blackest magics have been exhausted. The month the earth stands still. February is what it feels like to be alone.
So come where the hearth and the hearts are hot. Eat with us. Drink with us. Make merry with us. For we have already died, and tomorrow we will be reborn.
On WEDNESDAY 3/18 we will be at the Society of Illustrators for the opening reception of the LITTLE NEMO: DREAM ANOTHER DREAM gallery exhibition.
By THURSDAY 3/19 we will be back, probably a little worse for the wear and still dressed in a rumpled rendition of our finest regalia, huddled together Drinking & Drawing.
The following week on THURSDAY 3/26 we will be hosting MAPS FOR EARTHMATES, a gallery show by Us & We Art (aka Joey Hartmann-Dow), who turns old maps into glorious creatures. Her work is original, funny and fascinating.
In the meantime, we’re hard at work on the second volume of ONCE UPON A TIME MACHINE (this time it’s sci-fi takes on Greek mythology), a book whose completion beckons ever closer. Seeing the work rolling in by Toby Cypress, Charles Fetherolf and Andrea Tsurumi reminds us that somewhere, there is an eternal springtime waiting to be made new.
Some pencils from my collaboration with surly-but-brilliant Monsieur Fetherolf:
So come. Sit and read with us. We have thousands of books, and they are full of fire. Warm your hands and your godforsaken soul.
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