Come meet Sam Maggs, author of The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy. Maggs will say hello and sign books!
6pm on Tuesday, June 2nd at Locust Moon.
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.
As seen at Go West! Craft Fests and occasional First Fridays in Old City, the artist paints and draws directly on maps, making creatures out of the borders of land and water. In her artist’s statement she asks: “Can we see that land as a moving, breathing creature, worthy of love and care? How would we treat the earth differently?”
The work invites viewers to look at the features of our planet in a new light—as living things with hearts and souls.
The opening reception for Maps for Earthmates is 7pm to 10pm on Thursday, February 26 at Locust Moon Gallery. The work will be up through March 28, and digital art prints will be available for sale throughout the show.
Locust Moon Comics is a retail store, art gallery, and publishing company based in West Philadelphia. The store and gallery are open Monday through Friday, from 12pm to 8pm, Saturday 11am to 9pm, and Sunday 11am to 7pm, and is located at 34 S. 40th St, Philadelphia.
40. THE WICKED + THE DIVINE
The new Image series from McKelvie & Gillen, a sort of bottomless bonus track to their dark-magic rock opera PHONOGRAM, is one of the most promising series to debut in 2014.
This baffling statue, atop a South Korean shopping mall, gives new meaning to the phrase “web fluid.”
38. CHARLES SCHULZ’S PEANUTS: ARTIST’S EDITION
This beautifully designed collection of unaltered original Peanuts artwork brings us Charles Schulz’s earliest strips just as he made them — raw, unfiltered, and a little bit mean.
The world-weary horror of Robert Kirkman’s story is brought to life by the atmospheric, choking tension of Paul Azaceta’s moody, worrisome artwork. A promising debut for what looks to be a truly frightening series.
Very lifelike. Keep it far away from butter sauce.
This off-beat, darkly funny, sprawlingly intimate HBO series, based on Tom Perotta’s novel of the same title, follows life in a small town in the years following the Rapture.
we are neck-deep in the LITTLE NEMO: DREAM ANOTHER DREAM kickstarter, yes, but we’re also getting ready for the 3rd annual LOCUST MOON PHILLY COMICS FESTIVAL on OCTOBER 25th. we’ve got a sweet fest poster done by the talented mister ron wimberly that we’ll be revealing soon, and preparations are under way to improve & expand on last year’s show. but we wanted to do something special this summer, and give folks a taste of what’s to come. it just so happened 3 of the top cartoonists working today all have great new books out, and are our pals, and we’re going to bring them together and rock the philadelphia comics scene for one glorious july night.
Coming to the store on FRIDAY, JULY 18…
PAUL POPE’s been someone i’ve admired and looked towards for almost 20 years, which is crazy because he’s not much older than me. his newly released ESCAPO, out of print for years and now in full color, is probably my favorite book of his.
DEAN HASPIEL is the guy i want to be when i grow up. a man’s man with a romantic heart and a creator through and through. FEAR MY DEAR, his new BILLY DOGMA book, is a lean crystallization of dino!’s comics.
TOM SCIOLI’s unbridled love and immersion into comics both recharges me and makes me feel like i need to be doing MORE. the fact he’s taking on my childhood obsession GI JOE, in TRANSFORMERS VS GI JOE, makes me giddy in anticipation and so, so jealous.
this is going to be a night to remember. see you there.
Get ready, internet: Locust Moon Press now has a digital store, where you can buy all our self-published comics in digital form (sorry, you’ll have to go to Dark Horse Digital or your digital device’s Nook app for all your digital Once Upon a Time Machine digi-needs). We call it…
LOCUST MOON DIGITAL – gumroad.com/locustmoon
Of course, you can still buy our printed comics from Locust Moon’s non-digital online (so…still sort of digital) store – locustmoon.storenvy.com
One of the reasons we want to make sure people have easy access to our books is to get something out there that we’re really proud of, a work deserving of a wider audience. And that’s Rob Woods’ 36 LESSONS IN SELF-DESTRUCTION. Paul Pope describes Rob’s book as “expressive…compelling, revealing, and ultimately, optimistic” — we couldn’t agree more, and we’re eager to find every avenue to get this work into people’s hands and hearts. If we can find a way to beam Rob’s comics directly into your brain, we’ll do that too.
Here’s a little preview of 6 of those LESSONS…
Direct links to get Rob’s book:
Digital – https://gumroad.com/l/36lisd
Print – http://locustmoon.storenvy.com/products/3464183-36-lessons-in-self-destruction
we are pleased as punch to have toby cypress at the shop tonight. toby is, for our money, one of the finest artists working in comics today, and it’s an honor to have him be a part of both LITTLE NEMO: DREAM ANOTHER DREAM (his page will melt your eyes) and the not yet officially announced sequel to ONCE UPON A TIME MACHINE. tonight we celebrate the release of the first issue of toby’s new series from dark horse, THE WHITE SUITS. cartooning and conviviality will prevail.
and the first 10 folks who buy one of toby’s books and spend $20 will receive a free print exclusive to this evening. it’ll look a little something like this…
RSVP & details at the Facebook event page:
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…
…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
On Wednesday, February 12th, Locust Moon will be hosting the launch of Michael DeForge’s darkly existential graphic novel Ant Colony. In just a few short years, DeForge’s singular, idiosyncratic style has made him one of the most exciting new voices in alternative comics. Here, he will present a slideshow with a reception to follow. Drinx, snax & comix.
Ant Colony follows the denizens of a black ant colony under attack from the nearby red ants: from its opening pages, DeForge immerses the reader in a world of false prophets, unjust wars, and corrupt police officers. On the surface, Ant Colony tells the story of this war, the destruction of a civilization, and the ants’ all-too-familiar desire to rebuild. Underneath, though, Ant Colony plumbs the deepest human concerns – loneliness, faith, love, apathy, and more. DeForge’s striking visual sensibility – stark lines, dramatic color choices, and brilliant use of page and panel space – stands out in this volume.