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Free Comic Book Day at Destiny City Comics

FREE COMICS! Huge sale! Be here the first Saturday of May for an annual tradition that always packs the shop. Get there early to get the best choice! Rarely any lines at your plucky Stadium District comic shoppe.
 
Special Guests:
 
PETER BAGGE! The comic book legend will be there for the first hour, be there to meet the man himself who has promised to bring free stuff for the masses.
 
CLAW Artist Guild! Our local gang of fearsome cartoonists will be there with freebies for the masses.
 
Write253, youth creative lab is teaming up with local kids to make zines and comics to give away!
 
Comics4Kids local charity that will have lots of cool vintage comics for the kiddos in addition to our traditional FCBD wares.
 
Sale will be announced day of Free Comic Book Day, ask any of last year’s attendees who were not disappointed!
Pizza Party Art Bazaar!

Pizza Party Art Bazaar!

FREE PIZZA BUFFET! Meet local artists! Win prizes and help support local authors! All at one event!

Destiny City Comics is springing for a free pizza buffet on April 20, inviting local artists to exhibit, and taking donations to the Write253 which enters you for a chance to win comics and prizes from other local businesses at $1 per ticket.

Exhibiting artists confirmed so far:

Michael Koehler

Anna Marie Peters

Derek Kavan

Thee Colin Anderson

Pizza provided by Harmon Hub. Be sure to visit the shop to request your favorite topping.

Prizes include: skate deck, t-shirt, stickers and more from Grit City Grindhouse, a prize basket from Artist Craftsman and Supply in Tacoma, and more from Doyle’s Pub, Destiny City Comics, and possibly more local folks around town (and you?).

Event on Facebook

Destiny City Queer-Fem Con!

Destiny City Queer-Fem Con!

Destiny City Comics’ second Tacoma Pride event! Celebrate feminism and queerdom with a festival that welcomes all at your local comic shop! Special queer/feminist graphic novels will be spotlighted with exciting special guests.

• Zan Christensen comic creator and founder of Seattle LGBTQA publisher Northwest Press
Mark Brill, Illustrator local artist of NW Press anti-bullying comic The Power Within and member of local cartoonist group the C.L.A.W.
Atomic Soap Works will be cosplaying and selling special Pride-themed homemade goods
Sweetgyrl Designs, local maker and vintage goods seller will have enough unicorns and rainbow stickers to fill your face with Pride!
Madeleine Gasperi, local author, motivational speaker, and outspoken LGBT ally.

RSVP on Facebook for updates.

BONUS: It will also be Doctor Who Day! Get a free build-your-own Tardis papercraft!

Captain Picard Day Art Show & Festival

Captain Picard Day Art Show & Festival

Come celebrate the wondrous life of Jean-Luc Picard as we observe International Jean-Luc Picard day! A special art show for the third Thursday of June put on by Destiny City Comics and sinister art rebels the C.L.A.W. (Cartoonist League of Absurd Washingtonians).
 
Art for sale, contests, local artists to meet and greet, and more. Reception on Thursday the 16th. Judging at 7pm. Awards and prizes! Costumes strongly encouraged!
 
Show will be up through the end of June.
 
CALL FOR ART!
Do you want to participate in the Captain Picard Art Show & Festival? Artists will receive 65% and Destiny City Comics 35%. The $5 fee helps CLAW to pay for wall hangers and paint and posters!
 
WHO: Any artist that loves Captain Picard as much as we do.
 
WHAT: Art that celebrates all things Picard. Must be smaller than 24″ x24″ and is READY TO HANG on wall. Slightly 3D okay but must be light and able to hang on wall. Alternative and out of the box media encouraged.
 
THE FINE PRINT: $5 Entry Fee for each piece. (cash only) Each artist can submit up to 3 pieces. However, we want to show as many artists off as possible so carefully label EACH piece with your name, phone number, contact email, retail price, and number your entries –with #1 being the one you want to show the most– and we will put as many as we can put up! If we are completely swamped with art and can’t put up all pieces, you will receive your $$ back!
 
DROP OFF: All pieces need to be dropped off at TINKERTOPIA (1914 Pacific Ave Tacoma, WA 98402) between JUNE 10-15th. Tinkertopia will be open 10-6 Mon-Sat and 12-5 on Sunday.
PLEASE, we beseech you: do NOT drop off work to Destiny City–There is not enough space!
 
Questions? Email Jennevieve—– jps@jennevieve.com
CLAW Thriftshop Painting Project Artist Reception for Third Thursday

CLAW Thriftshop Painting Project Artist Reception for Third Thursday

Destiny City Comics is the March site for this creative reuse painting project spearheaded by Tacoma’s eccentric illustration group, the Cartoonist’s League of Absurd Washingtonians (a.k.a. the C.L.A.W.).

Come to the event to meet the artists and take home some fun works of art.

Check out their website for more info on the project: http://www.cartoonistsleague.org/the-claws-thriftshop-painting-project/

You can RSVP on the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/457354881085122