Locust Moon Comics Festival

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


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Activities for Kids, Families and Everyone at LMCF2015!

In addition to plentiful candy for trick-or-treaters of all ages (not to mention ice cream and kittens), and comics creator panels for the older crowd, the following activities will be open to all attendees of the Locust Moon Comics Festival on Saturday, in the Theatre room of the Rotunda!

ALL DAY
COMIX JAM
Come lay down a panel in this collaborative comics Frankenstein monster, led by Brett J. Hopkins.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
SECRET SUPERHERO SOCIETY!
Create your own secret identity with artist & librarian Sheli Hay.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Drawing Workshop:
HOW TO DRAW AN ALIEN
On Halloween, help turn the Rotunda into an extraterrestrial launch pad with alien expert Dawn Griffin (Zorphbert & Fred).

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST
A festive competition where everyone wins.
And a few will win big.
Dress your best!
Judged by Brett J. Hopkins.

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Enjoy all this and more at the
LOCUST MOON COMICS FESTIVAL 2015
Saturday, October 31 – Halloween!
11 am – 6 pm
@ The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
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Panels, Workshop, and After-Party for 2014

All panels, workshops, and parties are held on Saturday, October 25 in the gallery of the Locust Moon Comics store.
34 S. 40th Street, between Chestnut & Ludlow – a 4 minute walk from the main festival venue, the Rotunda.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Kids’ Comic Workshop: The Cartoon Carnival
Join Laura Lee Gulledge and Mark Mariano as they take you on a magical journey into the world of cartooning! Witness the wonder as everyday shapes become extraordinary cartoon characters and simple scribbles are transformed into works of art right before your eyes! Plus Laura and Mark share their secrets of where stories and character ideas come from. This is one Cartoon Carnival you don’t want to miss.

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Hip-Hop & Comics: Cultures Combining
Since its earliest days in the South Bronx, Hip-Hop has drawn on comic books for input and inspiration, and comic creators likewise incorporate the lyrical and visual elements of Hip-Hop in their work. The cross-pollination and crossover runs deep: graffiti and album covers incorporate four-color imagery, MCs and DJs adopt secret identities and grandiose aliases, writers base their characters in urban settings, rappers namecheck superheroes and cartoon characters, and comic artists draw on Hip-Hop’s rich visual vocabulary. Both forms thrive on excitement and energy, inspire passionate fanbases, and have risen from modest beginnings to achieve global recognition. Here, Patrick A. Reed of Depth Of Field Magazine brings together a lineup of cutting edge visual artists (and some special surprise guests) to discuss the ties between these two creative cultures.
Panelists: Eric Orr, Ronald Wimberly, Sasha K., and special guests.

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Breaking In and Staying In: A “Career” In Comics
Box Brown talks with Daryl Seitchik, Dean Haspiel, and Denis Kitchen about their perspectives on comics in 2014. What does comics look like to three generations of cartoonists?

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Masters at Work
Locust Moon’s Chris Stevens hosts Bill Sienkiewicz, Paul Pope, and J.G. Jones for an intimate journey into the minds and techniques of three utterly unique masters of modern comics.

7:00 pm – Oh!
Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream Gallery Opening & Release Party
Unwind, be merry, but whatever you do — don’t fall asleep!