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Meet Peter Bagge author of Fire!! The Zora Neale Hurston Story

Meet Peter Bagge author of Fire!! The Zora Neale Hurston Story

We are excited to welcome Peter Bagge to talk about his new graphic biography Fire!!: The Zora Neale Hurston Story. Following on the heels of his New York Times bestselling biography of Margaret Sanger, Fire!! is a dazzling graphic novel profiling bookstore favorite Zora Neale Hurston. The fifth of eight kids from a Baptist family in Alabama, Hurston’s writing prowess blossomed at Howard University, and then Barnard College, where she was the sole black student. She arrived in NYC at the height of the Harlem Renaissance and quickly found herself surrounded by peers such as Langston Hughes and Wallace Thurman. Hurston went on to become a noted folklorist and critically acclaimed novelist, including her most provocative work Their Eyes Were Watching God. Despite these landmark achievements, personal tragedies and shifting political winds in the midcentury rendered her almost forgotten by the end of her life. Co-hosted with our friends at King’s Books.

Peter Bagge is the 2014 USA Rockefeller Fellow in Literature. He is the Harvey Award-winning author of the acclaimed 1990s alternative comic series Hate starring slacker hero Buddy Bradley and a contributing editor to Reason magazine. A graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York City, he got his start in comics in the R. Crumb-edited magazine Weirdo. Bagge lives in Seattle with his wife Joanne, daughter, and three cats.

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Red Wolf artist Jeffrey Veregge at Federal Way Library with Destiny City Comics

Red Wolf artist Jeffrey Veregge at Federal Way Library with Destiny City Comics

Stop by Federal Way Library in March to meet Jeffrey Veregge, a local Native American artist who provides art fo covers to Marvel’s popular new western series Red Wolf. Every issues is currently available at Destiny City Comics but we’ll be bringing our stock over to Federal Way Library for this special event.
 
Official Event Description:
 
“Meet Jeffrey Veregge, artist for Marvel’s first Native American [Superhero], Red Wolf. Jeffrey Veregge is an award-winning Native American Comic book artist from the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe in Kingston, Washington. His work uses Coastal Salish and contemporary graphic design techniques that create the look dubbed as Salish Geek by his fans and peers. Along with his work for Marvel, NIKE, Valiant Comics, Viacom and IDW Publishing, he has appeared in numerous websites and publications such as Fast Company Magazine, io9, Seattle, Seattle Weekly, Native Peoples, Cowboys and Indians and Wired Magazine. His works and commissions are a part of some prestigious collections such as Yale University, Washington State Historical Society, University of Washington, Tucson Museum of Art and The Seattle Art Museum. Veregge also is the Pop & Nerd culture contributor for Indian Country Today Media known as NDN”
Nancy A. Collins and Stan Shaw pre-Jet City Comic Show signing at Destiny City Comics

Nancy A. Collins and Stan Shaw pre-Jet City Comic Show signing at Destiny City Comics

Come meet the authors of Sunglasses After Dark starring Sonja Blue, Nancy A. Collins (Vampirella, Swords of Sorrow) and Stan Shaw (Tacoma Playing Cards Red Deck). A special pre-Jet City Comic Show appearance one night before the main festivities and Halloween ComicFest, a free comic book day event here at the shop.
 
If you’re 21+, be sure to check out the Drink ‘N Draw event two doors down at the Harmon Tap Room starting at 7pm on Oct. 30. More details at: http://www.jetcitycomicshow.com/programming/evening-events/
 
Advance tickets to the Jet City Comic Show available at Destiny City Comics. $10 for one day $18 for both.

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Meet the Author! Junior Braves of the Apocalypse signing at Destiny City Comics on Third Thursday

Meet the Author! Junior Braves of the Apocalypse signing at Destiny City Comics on Third Thursday

For Third Thursday, we’re celebrating the release of a new YA book set in the post-apocalypse with local author Greg Smith. It’s Stand by Me meets Walking Dead!

Description from Previewsworld.com: “The Junior Barves of Tribe 65 return from a camping trip to find swarms of bloodthirsty mutants have overrun their town, bringing death and destruction everywhere they go! With their families missing and their homes destroyed, these plucky kids must use all their scouting talents, combined smarts, and teamwork to survive the end of the world!”

Preview on ComicsAlliance: http://comicsalliance.com/junior-braves-of-the-apocalypse-oni-press-preview/

Destiny City Queer Con! Meet artists and cosplayers

Destiny City Queer Con! Meet artists and cosplayers

Come see LGBTQA comic creators and cosplayers at Stadium District’s new comic shop on St. Helens Avenue up the hill from Tacoma Pride Festival events.

Get nerdy by perusing queer-friendly graphic novels and meeting creators like:
Local comic book artist and Magic the Gathering painter Mark Brill.
http://brillustrator.blogspot.com/

Portland artist of books like Adventure Time and Bravest Warriors, Terry Blas.
http://www.terryblas.com/

Seattle-based illustrator Brian Britigan, who will be debuting his new comic zine “Miss Space Teen Supreme.”
http://www.brianbritigan.com/

More details to be announced soon! If you would like to participate, please contact mikefitz [AT] destinycitycomics.com

“Affiliated Event of the 2015 Tacoma Pride Festival”

Destiny City Freakycon – A mini-horror convention!

Destiny City Freakycon – A mini-horror convention!

At the end of June, Destiny City Comics will be taken over by all things spooky!

Confirmed vendors include:
Creator of the comic and upcoming video game Horror Legends, Drake Kazmierczak
Local maker Evil Thread Customs​
Travis Bundy, Art Director for Creator’s Edge Press and CLAW member
Shon C. Bury, President and writer for Bellingham-based publisher Space Goat Productions, debuting his new comic Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn.

October Games (Horror Legends):
http://www.octobergames.com/
Horror Legends Kickstarter:

Evil Thread Customs:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/EvilThreadCustoms

Creators Edge Press:
http://www.creatorsedgepress.com

Space Goat Publishing​:
http://www.spacegoatproductions.com

RSVP for the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/838157306221527/

Sunglasses After Dark signing with Stan Shaw at Magoo’s

Sunglasses After Dark signing with Stan Shaw at Magoo’s

Come meet the artist at Magoo’s Annex in North Tacoma. We had so much fun at the event at Destiny City Comics we decided to do it again… at a BAR!

This graphic novel was originally published in serialized comic form in 1989 by heavy metal legend Glenn Danzig’s underground comic book company, Verotik. Now it’s available for the first time in a complete edition with a new introduction and updated artwork by the original authors.

From IDW: “The story begins in a madhouse and goes on to reveal the mystery behind the disappearance of a nightclubbing heiress and her transformation into a tough-as-nails punk vampire/vampire-slayer. Sonja Blue is a “living” vampire who still possesses a soul, and is determined to fight for what remains of her humanity, while still seeking bloody revenge against the vampire who attacked her. But as dangerous as hunting down vampires may be, it is nothing compared to her greatest foe: The Other–the demonic alter ego with which she is locked in constant battle for the body they both share.”

Get this punk rock urban fantasy at Destiny City Comics. Prepay on our website or put a copy on reserve by emailing destinycitycomics@gmail.com

RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1445567605740220/

IDW Press Release: http://www.idwpublishing.com/vampire-cult-classic-sunglasses-after-dark-gets-collected/

Review on BigGlasgowComic.com: http://bigglasgowcomic.com/review-sunglasses-dark-tpb/#comment-509