an evening with toby cypress

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…

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RSVP & details at the Facebook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/508391562607039/

Tuesday Tease

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…

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…and Benjamin Marra…QM3_BenjaminMarra

…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

An Evening with Michael DeForge

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.

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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.

Holiday Shopping at Locust Moon

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KRAMPUS SEZ BUY STUFF

We’ve got Spider-Man and Yoda wearing Santa hats, Donald Duck tangled in Christmas lights, and Eeyore managing to smile while opening gifts. We’ve got Yuletide comics from Carl Barks and Grant Morrison (if only they’d collaborate on something), teeny-tiny Nightmare Before Christmas statues, and an insane Japanese Disney-Voltron. We’ve got Bone plushies, fat Captain Crunch, and a three ton statue of the Dark Knight riding a horse. Lions and tigers and bears, oh my.

We’ve also got BUILDING STORIES, CAGES, and 36 LESSONS IN SELF-DESTRUCTION for the pain-loving humans in your life. We’ve got HIP HOP FAMILY TREE and THE FIFTH BEATLE for the music aficionados, SABERTOOTH SWORDSMAN, BATTLING BOY and CURSED PIRATE GIRL for the demented adventurers, and all manner of Robert Crumb for the freakos and pervs. ONCE UPON A TIME MACHINE should take care of anyone with a sweet spot for fairy tales or a hankering for hard sci-fi. Basically, if you can’t find gifts for your friends and family here, you need better friends and family.

We can also special order all manner of things, but time is running low on that — hit us up by Wednesday to make sure Santa can get here in time.

Now go forth, and spread cheer like it were a communicable disease.

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