poster by the amazing ron wimberly.
this is in like a week and i will be there.
Saturday, October 25, 10:00am to 6 pm at
4014 Walnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
Philly’s third annual celebration of comics and the graphic arts. Come for the creators, the comics, the burritos & the ice cream (both the best on the east coast), the animals, and of course the free after-party.
Creators coming for this year’s Locust Moon Comics Festival include Bill Sienkiewicz, Paul Pope, Mark Schultz, Denis Kitchen, Nathan Fox, Jose Villarrubia, Farel Dalrymple, Jim Rugg, Rebecca Mock, Tom Scioli, Box Brown, Jg Jones, Dave Bullock, Yao Xiao, Dean Haspiel, & Ron Wimberly!
Entry is donation-based and optional — and for kids it’s absolutely free, no question!
Festival website: http://locustmoonfest.com/
I’ll be there this Saturday!
• 20 October 2014 • 146 notes
Locust Moon Comics Festival 2014 Guest List!
Here are the artists & creators attending 2014’s Locust Moon Comics Festival (October 25th in Philadelphia), including such notable guests as Bill Sienkiewicz, Paul Pope, Mark Schultz, Denis Kitchen, Farel Dalrymple, Box Brown, Nathan Fox, Dean Haspiel, J.G. Jones,Rebecca Mock
I will be at the Locust Moon Comics Festival on October 25th! If you live in the Philadelphia area, come say hi!
• 18 October 2014 • 53 notes
Can it really be that I haven’t published a new minicomic in over a year? Obviously, that situation needs to be remedied immediately – and it shall! I will have a brand new minicomic debuting at the Locust Moon Comics Festival next weekend. Trepanation: Elective Surgery You Need Like A Hole In The Head is the print version of a comic originally published on The Nib. It explores the history and practices of the International Trepanation Advocacy Group, a small group of people who believe that drilling a small hole in your skull may be beneficial or even necessary to full brain function and mental health. This is a 16-page black and white comic with a full color cover, and will be sold at the show for $4 each.
Not going to be at Locust Moon this weekend? Fear not! After I return from Philadelphia, issues of this comic will be made available through my Etsy shop.
Interested in minicomics? I will be teaching a minicomics workshop in Philadelphia on Thursday, October 23rd. We’ll discuss various production methods, look at examples, and each student will have the opportunity to make a minicomic of their very own! The workshop will be held from 7-9pm at the Kelly Writers’ House (3805 Locust Walk). To sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line: MINICOMICS, yes!
• 18 October 2014 • 9 notes
Upcoming Philadelphia Events
Philadelphia! Next week I will be traveling to your city to spend a few days there for a brief residency at the Kelly Writers’ House at the University of Pennsylvania. I consider this to be a huge honor and am very excited. The residency will involve several events, and I can’t wait to meet all of you.
My trip will kick off with an opening for a show of my work at the Brodsky Gallery that will include the pages from my most recent completed comic, “From The Beyond,” a ghost story that I drew for the upcoming Then It Was Dark anthology. The opening will take place on Wednesday, October 22nd, at the Kelly Writers’ House, located at 3805 Locust Walk. The event starts at 6pm, when I will give a short presentation on my work and process, to be followed by refreshments and socializing and general merriment until 8.
On Thursday, October 23rd, I will be teaching a workshop on how to make minicomics! We’ll discuss various production methods, look at examples, and each student will have the opportunity to make a minicomic of their very own! The workshop will be held from 7-9pm at the Kelly Writer’s House in the Zises Seminar Room (Room 203). To sign up, email email@example.com with subject line: MINICOMICS, yes!
While in town I will also be exhibiting at the Locust Moon Comics Festival, on Saturday, October 25th. The show is open from 10am-6pm at The Rotunda located at 4014 Walnut Street. There I will be selling comics, including a few copies of Unknown Origins & Untimely Ends, the anthology I edited for Hic & Hoc, as well as a brand new minicomic of my story about trepanation that recently appeared on The Nib. I’ll also have tote bags and buttons and other ephemera for sale. This year’s show is bringing some pretty awesome guests, so I definitely recommend checking that out.
My stay in Philadelphia will be concluded with an appearance on a comics-themed episode of the radio program LIVE at the Writer’s House, alongside Box Brown, Hawk Krall, JC Cloutier, and Josh O’Niell, with a musical performance by Lantern. We’ll be talking about comics – making them, reading them, studying them – and the recording of the show is open to the public. If you’d like to attend, the event will be held at the Kelly Writers’ House on Monday, October 27th, and taping will begin at 7pm. If you are unable to attend, you can listen to us the following Monday, November 3rd, at 8pm on WXPN, or download a podcast version that will be made available sometime after the initial broadcast.
If you live in the Philadelphia area, please come to one of these events and say hello!
• 16 October 2014 • 1 note
The cover of my new minicomic! I approved these at the printer today, and they should be ready just in time for Locust Moon.
• 14 October 2014 • 9 notes
Well, I told you that things would go quiet for a while while the pages for TiWD were being produced, and it certainly has. But now that artwork has been coming in for a while, I’ve decided to start sharing a few sneak peeks at TiWD.
From top to bottom: Carey Pietsch, CB Webb, Elaine Will (illustrating a story by Natalie Leif) and Jen Hickman
I will also have a story in this upcoming anthology of spooky ghost stories!
• 23 September 2014 • 19 notes
Lighting study reference selfies.
• 19 September 2014 • 9 notes
"I am the professor who speaks to you from the beyond."
• 15 September 2014 • 18 notes
Fruits of my weekend. Y’all keep your ojos peeled for the upcoming Then It Was Dark anthology.
• 14 September 2014 • 21 notes