Locust Moon Comics Festival

An annual celebration of comics and graphic arts, 2012-2015. Philadelphia, PA.


Philly Comix Jam: Brett J. Hopkins

philly_comix_jamThe Philly Comix Jam is a loose gathering of greater Philadelphian Comickers who get together once a month to draw jam comix & kibitz. The resulting katzenjammer goes online and is sometimes collected in printed form.

The PCJ table at Locust Moon Fest will be manned by organizer Brett J. Hopkins and a few other Jammers, including Kelly Phillips (Dirty Diamonds), Carey Pietsch, and Cyn Why.

Philly Comix Jam’s website & Twitter
Brett J. Hopkins’ Twitter

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Kelly Phillips / Dirty Diamonds

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Kelly Phillips is a cartoonist, illustrator, and the co-editor of Dirty Diamonds. Living in West Philly, she likes to get angry, get food, and get to sleep. Her latest work includes Oh, The Things You Won’t Know!, a Seussical ode to a drunk girl’s night out; the details of which she’ll know nothing about.

Dirty Diamonds is an all-girl comic anthology based out of Philadelphia. Each issue features (semi-)autobiographical comics around a central theme. The fourth and latest issue features comics about BREAK-UPS! Issues are open for submission, so follow them online for announcements about upcoming open calls!

Kelly will be tabling at this year’s Locust Moon Fest with the Philly Comix Jam.

Kelly Phillips’ website, Tumblr, & Twitter
Dirty Diamonds on Facebook, Tumblr, & Twitter

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Carey Pietsch

carey_pietschCarey Pietsch is an illustrator & cartoonist who graduated from Swarthmore College in 2010, currently living in Philly and studying painting & drawing. You can find her on twitter and tumblr as careydraws.

The Snapdragon Queen is Carey’s newest book, a fairy tale about mysterious forces, malevolent courtiers, and a very brave ruler. Set in an idyllic nation in a distant past, it plumbs nature’s power and the force of human will. (And the joys and perils of gardening!) Written in timeless verse, it’s a story to savor again and again.

Carey will be tabling at this year’s Locust Moon Fest with the Philly Comix Jam.

Carey’s website, Tumblr, & Twitter

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Sikhtoons: Vishavjit Singh

sikhtoons_singhVishavjit Singh is a software analyst by day and a freelance editorial cartoonist/writer by night. His inspiration to start cartooning came from the response of editorial cartoonists to the aftermath of 9/11. Vishavjit has since been creating very Sikh turbanful and beardful cartoons to be consumed online.

Vishavjit’s website, Facebook, & Twitter

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Jamar Nicholas

jamar_nicholasJamar Nicholas is an award-winning cartoonist and educator, adapter and illustrator of the graphic novel Fist Stick Knife Gun (Beacon Press/Random House), and creator of webcomics Detective Boogaloo: Hip Hop Cop, Stan the Street Fighting Bowler, and others. Jamar’s current project is Leon: Protector of the Playground, a full-color graphic novel for reluctant readers. Jamar also is a host of the Comic Book Diner podcast, and contributes interviews and articles for Draw! Magazine, the how-to magazine for comic book and animation professionals.

Jamar’s website & Twitter

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