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Destiny City Comics & Arts Festival 2019 at Alma Mater

Destiny City Comics & Arts Festival 2019 at Alma Mater

Come meet local artists who make comics! Destiny City Comics is working with Alma Mater Tacoma to host independent writers and artists who can’t wait to sell you their latest comic, zine, or other concoction. The festival includes OVER 30 regional and independent artists, writers and illustrators from across the Pacific Northwest.
 
Special guests include:
 
ROBERTA GREGORY: comic book writer and artist known for her character, Bitchy Bitch from Fantagraphics’ “Naughty Bits.” Check out her work on RobertaGregory.com
 
SLOANE LEONG: creator of “Prism Stalker” (published by Image Comics) and the upcoming “A Map to the Sun.” Find her art here: http://sloanesloane.com/
 
MATT SHEEAN: comics creator and local artist/writer alongside Malarchi Ward. Sheean is a co-creator of “Ancestor” and “Expansion.” Find out more about his work here: https://mattandmalachi.com/ or at http://mattsheean.tumblr.com/
 
ROB SHERIDAN: local creator the new comic, “High Level” (published by Vertigo), and best known for his work with Nine Inch Nails. Find his art here: https://www.rob-sheridan.com/
 
DANA SIMPSON: cartoonist, writer, and illustrator from Gig Harbor, Dana Simpson is best known for her work with “Ozy and Millie” and “Phoebe and Her Unicorn.” Find her work here: danasimpson.com
 
ZACK SOTO: the publisher of Study Group Comic Books, co-editor of Study Group Magazine, co-host of the Process Party Podcast, and creator of The Secret Voice and Power Button comics. Find Zack’s work here: http://studygroupcomics.com/zacksoto/
 
Regional comic creators include:
 
Chris Buckley Art
 
Blue Cat Co.
 
Maida Cervania
 
Maila Cervania
 
Ethan Claunch
 
Zach Curtis Art
 
Invisible Dot
 
Lori Collins
 
Masha Fikhman
 
Haley Franklin
 
Delia Gable
 
Cameo Hunter
 
It’s Gud Comix
 
Michael Koehler
 
Kalen Knowles
 
Stacy LeFevre
 
 
Murd Comics
 
Rock Paper Riso
 
Crystal Rollins
 
Sushi You Can Hug
 
Tacoma Art Museum
 
Justin Zimmerman
 
Watch this event page for updates on confirmed guests, poster art, and other details as they develop. Then join us on July 27 for an afternoon of purchasing comics and art, chatting with local creators, and supporting the PNW’s artistic community.
 
For info on how to register, email DCCfestival@gmail.com
Free Comic Book Day 2019 at Destiny City Comics

Free Comic Book Day 2019 at Destiny City Comics

Doors open early at 11am, extra freebies and prizes available to people who line up at opening.
 
Massive markdown! – Recent issues and graphic novels up to 75% off. Comics priced $1 are buy 3, get 1 FREE on the day of the event (usually $1 items are buy 5 get one free everyday). Sales going on at the shop right now in advance of the event!
 
Rick and Morty books – Buy 1 get 1 FREE
 
On Free Comic Book Day, new to vintage comics and graphic novels are Buy 2 get 1 equal or lesser value FREE.
 
Exclusive Funko Pop vinyl figure! Free Comic Book Day 2019 DC Heroes John Constantine available for sale in very limited quantities.
 
Full list of free comics at freecomicbookday.com, ask the store owner Mike about specific titles that will available while they last (we usually start running out around 4pm, so get there early!). More details coming soon.
 
Also enjoy the Tacoma is for Lovers Artist Craft Fair during the event going on next door at King’s Books and Janku Land. Meet more artists when this event continues the next day on Sunday, May 5 at Destiny City Comics as well.

 

Destiny City Comics & Arts Festival

Destiny City Comics & Arts Festival

Meet over a dozen artists at your local comic shop, this time we’ll have special guest RJ Casey editor of the long-awaited new edition of The Comics Journal #303 from Seattle publisher Fantagraphics. He’ll be asking for donations for the SPX 11, find out more and donate online here!
We also have these local artists currently registered:
 
Stay tuned to this page for updates, and for more info contact destinycitycomics@gmail.com.
Mortimer Megazine Release Party!

Mortimer Megazine Release Party!

Join us for the release of Mortimer Megazine Volume 1, Creatures and Cryptids! Meet the artists behind the wildest cryptozoology field guide anthology! Limited quantities of the book will be available for purchase.

From the Book: ”Explore cryptids from the far past to the deep future in Mortimer Megazine’s Field Guide Anthology Series: CRYPTIDS & CREATURES. Complete with stats, history, sightings, and field notes, you’ll be well equipped to track cryptids like the exquisite Aquashroom, an elusive Cenakenak, or even the terrifying Grong Grong!”

More info at MORTIMERMEGAPRESS.COM

Destiny City Comics & Arts Festival Holiday Edition

Destiny City Comics & Arts Festival Holiday Edition

Come meet over a dozen local comic artists, writers, and illustrators, and makers! We’re welcoming special guest, local comics legend Peter Bagge (Fire!: The Zora Neale Hurston Story, Rebel Woman: The Margaret Sanger Story, Buddy Does Seattle).

littlekumiho (Felicia Chang)

Useful Geekery

Stephen Crowe and Melanie Amaral

Colleen Frakes

Blue Cat Co.

Tatiana Gill – Comics and Illustration

Headless Shakespeare Press

Arledge Comics

Octal Publishing

Michael Koehler

Masha Fikhman (Instagram)

Microverse Press

Brandon Lehmann

Delia Gable

Troy’s Work Table Publishing

Rhododo

Emerald Comics Distro

Haley Franklin Art and Sundries

poexplosive

Archive Six

Short Leg Studio

Cameo Hunter
 

Stay tuned to our social media (just search “Destiny City Comics”) for more guest announcements and updates.

Poster by Felicia Chang.

24 Hour Comic Day Challenge at Destiny City Comics

24 Hour Comic Day Challenge at Destiny City Comics

Destiny City Comics is participating in the world famous 24 Hour Comic Day challenge.
 
Register online and participate at the shop and at home. Rules, special prizes and other benefits to be announced.
 
Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/iDDcA7y2triufHnG3
Mortimer Megazine Zine Release Party! Field Guide to Cults and Gangs!

Mortimer Megazine Zine Release Party! Field Guide to Cults and Gangs!

Celebrate the release of Mortimer Megazine’s first issue all about Cults and Gangs! It features the art from a dark cabal of 13 notorious local artists:

Craig van den Bosch
Masha Fikhman
Grace Witherell
Michael Koehler
Marty Gordon
Marc J Palm
Cameo Hunter
Colin Anderson
Felicia Chang
Brandon Lehmann
Nichole Rathburn
Michael Rives
Kalen Knowles

So grab a beer, buy a zine, and JOIN US!

Destiny City Comics will be celebrating its fourth anniversary this weekend and welcoming a new neighbor, Jankuland, who will be having a live show with FATAMORGANA at 7.

Intimate Lines a live comic art show at Slip

Intimate Lines a live comic art show at Slip

A very special live comic book art event presented at Ellen Ito’s new gallery space Slip at 301 Puyallup Avenue.
 
Live art by Abrian Curington, Felicia Chang, and Delia Gable. More details will be announced as they become available. Expect comics, art to purchase, and roundtable art creation.
 
More vendors for you to meet across the street at the New Frontier. Special guests include Michael Koehler, Russ Richards, Kevin Knodell, Colin Anderson, and more.
Destiny City ComicFest at the New Frontier Lounge

Destiny City ComicFest at the New Frontier Lounge

Destiny City Comics is hosting a mini-comic con at the New Frontier Lounge! We’ll have FREE COMICS, cool graphic novels, and other merch. Plus special guests local artists Colin Andersen, Kevin Knodell, Michael Koehler and Russ Richards. Also around the block at the new SLIP art gallery we’ll be hosting a live art show, Intimate Lines. Don’t miss it!
 
Intimate Lines event: https://www.facebook.com/events/443176026175076/
The New Frontier Lounge is a 21 and up venue only.
Meet designer of the Death Star, Colin Cantwell

Meet designer of the Death Star, Colin Cantwell

Meet Colin Cantwell, designer for ideas like the Death Star, Tie Fighters, and many other unforgettable movie concepts here at Destiny City Comics and King’s Books!
 
We’ll be having a special meet and greet at the comic shop followed by a presentation at the book store on August 25, 3 to 6pm.
Colin will be offering his autograph for $25. This can be on an item a fan brings – or – it includes either a free 8×12 print of either his original 1974 Star Wars concept art (see colincantwell.com/ for pictures) or a picture of his original Star Wars models. A $35 purchase includes a selfie ($10 value) and a his signature on free large 12×18 print of either kind.

If you are interested in a print or photo, Colin will charge for his signature and the print/photo will be included at no extra cost.

Destiny City Comics will be selling Certificates of Authenticity at $3.

Find out more about Colin Cantwell here:
Huge thanks to King’s Books for providing presentation equipment and a space.