36 LESSONS IN SELF-DESTRUCTION

36L_coverThe new book from Rob Woods & Locust Moon Press. Debuting at the Locust Moon Comics Festival on Oct 5, 2013. Cover photo of Rob’s drawing table by Kyle Cassidy.

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The Locust Moon Top 40

40. Five Ghosts

Frank Barbieri’s retro-pulp debut is a shot of old-fashioned adventure-comics adrenaline.

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39. Rob’s Drawing Table.

Now long defaced by its creator. Burn it down, build again. Nothing gold can stay.

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38. The Fabletown Pool Party

You have never seen this many pairs of glasses in a pool.

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The Locust Moon Top 40

THE LOCUST MOON TOP 40

Counting down the hits this month

40. UNCANNY X-MEN #1

As dumb as AVENGERS VS. X-MEN may have been, the consequences have energized the X-universe. We love it for, among other things, this Cyclops propaganda poster.

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39. HAPPY

Grant Morrison wraps up his tonally schizoid miniseries that draws equally from THE TWILIGHT ZONE, Disney movies, and a half-century of dumb comics about hit men.

38. Trying to find a title for the Locust Moon quarterly comics collection

Any suggestions?

37. Virtual Reality Helmets

Because, as James Bond reminds us, THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH.

36. KILL SHAKESPEARE: THE TIDE OF BLOOD

If comics be the food of love, play on. We’re excited for more adventures in the bardosphere.

35. This Cake

Celebrating the first year of the gloriously anachronistic RETROFIT COMICS with cake, booze and arguments.retrofit cake

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News From Nowhere

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Things are hopping at Locust Moon as we shake off the winter doldrums and resurrect this dusty old website. What’s keeping us busy, you ask?

* TRAVELING. We climb back into the time machine for a trip up to Bill Willingham’s FABLETOWN convention in Minnesota, which looks like it’s shaping up to be a pretty special event. (March 22-24th) Then it’s down the shore for the ASBURY PARK COMIC CON (March 30th) and, hopefully, some surfing. We’ll also be speaking at William Paterson University on March 12th. (Also, we really wanna go to Toronto. Anybody have extra space at a TCAF table?) Look out world. Locust Moon is gonna be all over you.

* THE DEPRESSED PUNX COLLECTION. We’re putting the finishing touches on the complete Robert Woods’ DEPRESSED PUNX. To be released sometime in the summer, this book will collect all four issues of Rob’s brilliant mini-comic, along with 40 new pages. We’ve had the privilege of watching Rob work as Locust Moon’s artist-in-residence on the last couple of stories to be included in the book, and they are the finest work of his young but remarkable career. DEPRESSED PUNX is a book filled with heartwrenching comedy and hilarious tragedy, a lot of sadness and a jagged edge of hope. Rob’s characters may be laying in the gutter, but they are looking at the stars.

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* LOCUST MOON QUARTERLY. We’re starting an as-yet-untitled quarterly comics magazine to collect great idiosyncratic work by our favorite cartoonists and friends. Featuring new work  by Mark Robinson, Dave Proch, Bodie Chewning, James Comey and a host of others, this magazine-style collection should keep a constant flow awesome cartoonin, straight from our minds into your hot little hands. Contact us if you want to be a part of it, or have any suggestions for a title.

* LITTLE NEMO: DREAM ANOTHER DREAM. Our passion project, our white whale, our true-blue comic book love song. The train to slumberland rolls on as this tribute to Winsor McCay and his brilliant early 20th century newspaper strip begins to take form. It has been our honor and privilege to spend the past six months rallying comic creators around this unique and remarkable collection. The dream team so far consists of Robert Woods, Jimmy Comey, Bill Sienkiewicz, John Cassaday, David Mack, Jeremy Bastian, Farel Dalrymple, Camilla D’Errico, Dave Proch, J.G. Jones, Sam Hiti, Brandon Graham, Theo Ellsworth, Dean Haspiel, Roger Langridge, Charles Fetherolf, Box Brown, Jim Rugg, Jeremy Tanner, Maria & Peter Hoey, Mike Sgier and Jason Lex. Winsor McCay can be considered among the likes of Jack Kirby, Will Eisner and Moebius, earth-shattering talents whose work landed like a neutron bomb, leaving the landscape of the comics medium forever altered. We are humbled & lucky to be the ones uniting many of the world’s greatest cartoonists in a tribute to the master. To be printed as a big broadsheet newspaper and a giant-sized (16×21″!!!) hardcover book. We’re going to do this one right. Oh! Um!

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The beat goes on. Expect this site to be updated regularly, and check out our event calendar for more info about what’s going on at Locust Moon. Stay beautiful, moonies.