Locust Moon Comics Festival

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

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2013 Festival Tees

Did you dig this year’s poster, drawn by Philly’s own infamously wonderful Rob Woods?

Well, now you can wear it on a shirt!


Our volunteers were lucky enough to be rocking these babies on the day of the fest, and a bunch of people asked us where they could get some for themselves. Well, now they’re available to everyone! Like, for example…you?

Click here for men’s shirts, and here for women’s.

Just $15 a pop for some really nice quality tees.

You know what to do.

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Reactions to Year Two

It seems like a lot of folks had fun at this year’s festival! In addition to all the immediate post-game Tweeter love, here are a bunch of reactions we’ve gathered from around the ‘net…

Panel Patter – A Visit to Locust Moon Comics Festival 2013

GW Duncanson – GW’s thoughts as a guest

Andrea Tsurumi – Comics Gone Rogue, a Crocodile, and Locust Moon.

Alexandra Beguez – Alexandra’s thoughts as a guest

Kate Farquhar – Glamour in the Shade

Darshana Pathak – Darshana’s thoughts as a guest

Tom Scioli – Locust Moon Festival

Robyn Chapman – Locust Moon, and NYCC this Weekend

Todd Klein – Locust Moon Comicfest 2013

R. Wertz – Locust Moon Comic Fest 2013 – Fun!

Raptor Jerky – Reaction & pics, Things We Got at the Comics Festival Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and I Hollaback!

Temple News – The Locust Moon Comics Festival showcases talent and community

Philadelphia Neighborhoods – Spruce Hill: Locust Moon Comics Fest Expands for Second Year

Wharton Beacon – Locust Moon’s Comics-Focused Fest Expands

Kendall Whitehouse’s Locust Moon Fest 2013 Flickr album

So the consensus (with which we certainly agree!) seems to be: Penn probably ought to do something about the air-conditioning in the Rotunda if the Fest is going to return there — especially if 87-degree October days start becoming the norm!

Thank you, all of our guests and attendees and volunteers for making this year’s festival so warm (as opposed to hot) and fuzzy and fun.

Onward and upward!

Papercutz: Jim Salicrup

papercutzPapercutz is dedicated to publishing great graphic novels for all ages. Popular with reluctant readers and gifted readers alike, Papercutz graphic novels for kids, tweens, and teens include a wide range of genres, including humor, action adventure, mystery, horror, and favorite characters. Papercutz is proud to be the only publisher exclusively dedicated to children’s graphic novels. We work every day to introduce young readers to the imaginative wonders waiting to be discovered in comics.

Editor-In-Chief Jim Salicrup started his career as a teen at Marvel Comics under apprenticeship with Stan Lee, eventually becoming editor of their flagship Spider-Man line where he relaunched the character in a bold new look that proved extremely popular, selling over two million copies. Hired away by Topps, he founded their comic book line by acquiring top licenses like The X-Files, Xena: Warrior Princess, and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. While at Marvel, Jim was instrumental in creating Spidey Super Stories, the first comic specifically designed for beginning readers. He brings this devotion to popular storytelling and early literacy to the entire Papercutz line.

Mike King

mike_kingMike King is a cartoonist currently living in the North Eastern United States with Benji Nate and two cats. He’d like to go to art school someday. For now, peddles his books, some drawings, and does commissions for a living. Mike is the creator of the web- and print-comic Lion’s Teeth, and runs Milk Money Books, a small publisher of comics, zines, and other personal or intimate publications.

Mike’s website, store, & Twitter

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Locust Moon Fest DEBUTS!

Here are the comics, minicomics, graphic novels, ashcans, prints, and tees that our guests will be debuting at this year’s Locust Moon Comics Festival!
This is stuff that you won’t have seen anywhere else! So scroll through and take note of what you’ll need to keep an eye out for…

Rob Woods & Locust Moon Press
36 Lessons in Self-Destruction [The Depressed Punx Collection]
This year’s festival after-party, starting at the Locust Moon shop @ 7:30 pm on Saturday, will also serve as a book release party in honor of one of the most exciting and barely tapped cartooning talents Philly has to offer. You might know his work from a certain festival poster

A28’s Ajani Oloye
– NYCsubsketch No. 2

Nick Andors
A Frozen World GN
A Frozen World posters

Corey Bechelli
Astral Sass 03
Escaping Gravity

Michael Vincent Bramley
– Breaking Bad to the Future print
– Song of Portals print

Jenai Chin & Tim Clark
– Black Canary print
– Wonder Woman pinup print
– Wonder Woman pinup tee

Tim Clark
– 50 Ft Woman print
– Man-Thing print
– Alice in the Park postcard

Coin-Op Studio
– these prints & matching tees

COPOUT’s Jason Piperberg
– Spaceman print

COPOUT’s Ted Cocuzza
– Sister Vader print

Pat Dorian
Savage Brute, Issue One. 2nd Limited Edition, Silk Screen Cover
Savage Brute, Issue Two. 1st Limited Edition, Silk Screen Cover

G.W. Duncanson
– Microscope
– Tax Day in Never Land


Kate Farquhar
Kultural Tourjasm with Kurt and Jason minicomic

Donald Yi George
– Deathmaster #1 minicomic (with limited edition covers)

Henry Gustavson
Mogman #5

Hunter Heckroth
Elsewhere (edition of 50)

Jamie Hibdon
Star Seed ashcan

Sam Marlow
Doll Face #1 and #2

Skuds McKinley
Rumble Moon #1

Annie Mok
– Screentests
Blue Blue Blues
The Witching Hour anthology

L. Nichols
The Perfect Human (new 16pg comic)

Tim Ogline
– Ben Franklin For Beginners

Brad Pearson
The Uncanny Valley Volume 2

Jarod Roselló
Broken Bear, Broken Bear, What’s Wrong with You?

Bill Roundy
– Orientation Police

Samantha Peartree/Andrew Davis
Little Circle and the Wishing Fairy
Tales of Love limited edition gift books
The Evil Wizard’s Assistant’s Quest minicomic
Fun With Germs minicomic
– Workers print

Mike Sgier
Go to Hell Holga Braum
– The Wolf Girl and the Hound print

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Guest Update: Benjamin Marra

Sadly, due to a work conflict, Benjamin Marra will not be able to make it to this year’s festival. He was a big part of what made our first fest such fun, so his presence and comics will be truly missed.

But we sincerely hope he’ll be able to make it back for next year’s fest!

Thankfully, Ian Harker & Sacred Prism will still be in attendance this time around, selling (among other things) Marra’s newest and arguably raddest book, BLADES & LAZERS.

You’re going to want this. Trust me.ian_harker_sacred_prism

Squarepainter, DJ Cutman, & Tiny Neenja

squarepainter_tiny_neenjaSquarepainter (Adam Shub) has been combining his passion for video games and his painting skills, to create beautifully meticulous, hand -painted works of pixelated nostalgia since 2005.

DJ Cutman is a passionate and prolific DJ and producer of chiptune and video game remixes. His record label GameChops is the first of its kind to license dance music remixes from major video game publishers like Nintendo and Sega. He hosts a weekly chiptune show “This Week In Chiptune” spotlighting some of the world’s best chip-musicians, and authors the blog

Tiny Neenja: with a strong love of horror, and “nerd” subculture (that never ended up being just a phase), Neenja (Nina Russo) puts her creative spin on video games, movie monsters, superheros, or pretty much anything that catches her fancy.
She also does custom work as well, mostly focusing on the macabre and strange.

Squarepainter’s DeviantART, Facebook, & Twitter
DJ Cutman’s website, Facebook, & Twitter
Tiny Neenja’s Facebook dojo

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