We’re in the month of love. And come Valentine’s Day, QUARTER MOON’s lovely issue of loving (a.k.a. our sexy issue of sexing) will be a real thing.
To celebrate, Locust Moon is hosting our own PROM, right in our store & gallery. Did you never get to go to your own prom? Or did someone steal your date before the night was through? Or were you so cool and great that you had a wonderful time, and want any excuse to relive the wild times of your youth, Mister Cool Guy Prom King? Well, regardless of your reasons, your sense of nostalgia or need to right past wrongs and punch your own personal Biff Tannen, you’re more than welcome to come get down with us on the night of SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15.
But that night isn’t just about the dancing and romance and punch(es) – it’s about comics. And QUARTER MOON: THE END OF THE NIGHT will be there to take home with you, and perhaps even to coach you into having what may just be the sexiest night of your life.
And with covers by Toby Cypress…
…and Benjamin Marra…
…as well as art & stories from JG Jones, Annie Mok, Rob Woods and more…you may be in for quite the night.
RSVP, if you’d like, to QUARTER MOON 3’s release party/prom here: https://www.facebook.com/events/402480243230651/
And stay safe, kids.
– Andrew Carl
40. AURORA WEST
Yeah, there’s a bit of a wait. We’ll be standing in line over here.
39. DEADLY CLASS
Between BLACK SCIENCE and DEADLY CLASS, Rick Remember is on a roll, launching wild new mythologies at what looks like the speed of thought. His tantalizing story is perfectly matched by Wes Craig’s stellar art, and we can’t wait to see where this one takes us.
38. THE LIFE AND TIMES OF AN ELDERLY SUPERHERO
These richly detailed oil paintings detailing the adventures of a hero who we have dubbed GRANDPAMAN are surreally funny and a little bit heartbreaking.
With the manic, propulsive energy of a Gatsbian lawn party, this beautiful two-color bio details the graphic life of a fascinating woman whose story too often gets folded into her husband’s.
36. THE SAVIORS
James Robinson’s low-key sci-fi-stoner shaggy dog story is presented in J. Bone’s enviably crisp, energetic black & white.
We’re inching closer to the release of Quarter Moon issue 3, the “erotic” entry in our quarterly comics & illustration magazine. It’s off at the printer now, and will be gracing our shelves come Valentine’s Day.
Well, I don’t think we’ve announced this yet, but the incomparable JG Jones decided to join in on the sexy fun we’re all having, and painted this beautiful — and maybe sort of ominous — pinup for us. Here’s Bettie…
We’ve also been helping JG put together an art book that we’ll publish, collecting all the most stunning pieces in his many, many, many notebooks full of pencil sketches and watercolor studies.
This is the kind of stuff we’ve been finding page after page of, often drawn at seemingly impossibly small scales. You can’t imagine how hard it is to narrow these things down to just the “best.”
– Andrew Carl
With Valentine’s Day exactly a month away, we couldn’t pass up the chance to tease a little more of our Quarter Moon for lovers, issue #3.
Last week (link!) we showed off the first of its beautiful interior pages (by Alexandra Beguez), and laid out the stories you’ll be reading in this “erotic” installment of our quarterly anthology.
This week we’ve decided to reveal ONE of our cover artists, and slip you just the tip of the carnal iceberg that is his cover. Quarter Moon #3 will in fact have two covers, a reversible affair (unlike the affairs within). And each of them will knock you out.
So welcome he of Blades & Lazers, Lincoln Washington: Free Man, and Night Business fame, Benjamin Marra! What in hell has this guy gotten himself into? You’re gonna have to wait and see the full cover to figure that one out…
– Andrew Carl
After a bit of a Christmas vacation, the Locust Moon Press Tuesday Tease is back to give everyone a glimpse at something we currently have in the works. Right now we’re closing in on the completion of our third Quarter Moon issue, due for release in February.
The first issue of our quarterly comics & illustration magazine focused on wordless stories.
The second was a grab-bag of fun & fighting & touches of melancholy.
The third will celebrate a topic perfectly suited for Valentine’s Day. No, not love or romance or chocolate. Quarter Moon #3 is our erotica issue. And Alexandra Beguez has come back for another go, after having last created one of our favorite, and funniest, strips to date in Quarter Moon: Silence, “Alien Raver: Forbidden Fruit”. So today I thought we’d share the first page of her new story for #3, “The Harvest”.
The setup seems simple enough, right? I promise you won’t be able to guess what happens next. This one’s out-there in the best way possible.
Other stories you’ll see in this issue include…
Jimmy Comey’s “Tijuana Bible Strip Tease”
Keren Katz’s “Mr. Beenoon, Were You Watching?”
Charles Fetherolf’s “Lilith”
Maggie Eighteen & Annie Mok’s “Errand”
and Rob Woods’ “Wilbur, Where Art Thou?”
There’ll also be a cover or two by a couple of awesome special guests. Stay tuned for those!
See you next Tuesday…
– Andrew Carl
40. DOGS OF WAR
Nathan Fox and Sheila Keenan’s heart-wrenching, half-century-spanning tale of soldiers and soldiers’ best friends is old-fashioned in its storytelling and forward-looking in its gorgeously sleek illustration.
39. Will Laren
It is… unsettling how funny we find these inexplicable and off-kilter comic strips.
38. Z2 Comics
We can’t wait to see Paul Pope’s ESCAPO and Dean Haspiel’s BILLY DOGMA collection from Josh Frankel’s ambitious new imprint.
37. TURMOIL IN THE TOYBOX
7 and 1/2 minutes of the gospel truth. The toys, comics, cartoons, and games of the ’80s turned our entire generation into satanists. Watch this as you perform your daily sacrifice.
One of the finest stories Marvel Comics has ever told is back in print. Jae Lee and Paul Jenkins explored the artful outskirts of what is possible in a superhero comic.
Chuck Forsman’s dark, opaquely frightening story of two broken young people on the run plays like a Gus Van Sant version of BADLANDS. It gets under your skin.
40. Simon Stålenhag’s Sci-fi Suburbia
A Sweden turned inside out by science, yet still recognizably, nostalgically human.
39. MARK SHULTZ’S XENOZOIC TALES ARTIST’S EDITION
Dinosaurs, dino-sized. Thanks yet again, IDW.
38. LEGO Delorean
Where we’re going, we don’t need roads! Because LEGO cars are not street legal.
37. Patton Oswalt trolling Twitter
“Eat the poor, disabled and hopeless. It’s the only way we can insure our future.”
I think he’s really onto something.
36. THE ANIMAL MAN OMNIBUS
Grant Morrison’s mind-bending genre-smasher is finally as heavy as it ought to be.
35. Real-life Patlabor
Because one real-life giant robot was not enough for Japan. Thank god.
34. Suggestions for Street Harassment
Hey HollabackPHILLY, let’s get on this:
(and so on)