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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
Godshaper book discussion

Godshaper book discussion

Eisner Award-nominated writer Simon Spurrier (The Spire, X-Men Legacy) and breakout talent Jonas Goonface introduce a vast world teeming with bold ideas exploring ownership, freedom, and the pettiness of possession-both physical and spiritual. Ennay is a Godshaper-godless social pariahs with the ability to mold and shape the gods of others. Paired with Bud, an off-kilter but affectionate god without a human, the two travel from town to town looking for shelter, a hot meal, and the next paying rock’n’roll gig. Collects the complete 6-issue limited series.
 
We’ll be meeting at Destiny City Comics at 218 Saint Helens Ave. You can get the book at Destiny City Comics for 15% off with the book club discount. Stadium District’s comic shop also sells many other fine graphic novels.
Mister Miracle book discussion

Mister Miracle book discussion

Entertainment Weekly’s best comic of 2018 is up for discussion for our book club meeting in May. Scott Free is the greatest escape artist who ever lived. So great that he escaped Granny Goodness’ gruesome orphanage and the dangers of Apokolips to travel across galaxies and set up a new life on Earth with his wife, the former Female Fury known as Big Barda. Using the stage alter ego of Mister Miracle, he has made a career for himself showing off his acrobatic escape techniques. He even caught the attention of the Justice League, which counted him among its ranks. You might say Scott Free has everything…so why isn’t it enough? Mister Miracle has mastered every illusion, achieved every stunt, pulled off every trick-except one. He has never escaped death. Is it even possible? Our hero is going to have to kill himself if he wants to find out.
 
We’ll be meeting at Destiny City Comics at 218 Saint Helens Ave. You can get the book at Destiny City Comics for 15% off with the book club discount. Stadium District’s comic shop also sells many other fine graphic novels.
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.

 

Sabrina book discussion at Destiny City Comics

Sabrina book discussion at Destiny City Comics

Winner of the Man Booker Prize! When Sabrina disappears, an airman in the U.S. Air Force is drawn into a web of suppositions, wild theories, and outright lies. The follow-up to Nick Drnaso’s LA Times Book Prize-winning Beverly, Sabrina depicts a modern world devoid of personal interaction and responsibility, where relationships are stripped of intimacy through glowing computer screens. An indictment of our modern state, Drnaso contemplates the dangers of a fake news climate.
 
We’ll be meeting at Destiny City Comics at 218 St Helens Ave. You can get the book at Destiny City Comics for 15% off with the book club discount. Stadium District’s comic shop also sells many other fine graphic novels.
Akira book discussion at Destiny City Comics

Akira book discussion at Destiny City Comics

The post-apocalyptic science-fiction saga Akira, with its thought-provoking themes and kinetic artwork, introduced the world to the power of manga.
 
Akira consists of 6 volumes, please come even if you’ve just read the first volume or after seeing the animated film (possibly at the recent showing at Weird Elephant at The Grand Cinema!).
 
We’ll be meeting at Destiny City Comics at 218 St Helens Ave. You can get the book at Destiny City Comics for 15% off with the book club discount. Stadium District’s comic shop also sells many other fine graphic novels.
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.

Captain America/Black Panther Flags of our Fathers book club

Captain America/Black Panther Flags of our Fathers book club

On the fourth Sunday of the month we’ll meet at the shop after hours to discuss our book club selection, Captain America/Black Panther Flags of Our Fathers.
 
The finest heroes of a generation together on the front lines of WWII! For the first time ever, see the full story of the first meeting of Captain America and the Black Panther! It’s a World War Two adventure featuring a young Steve Rogers, the Black Panther and Nick Fury and his Howling Commandos in combat Hitler and the nastiest Nazi villains in the Marvel Universe – Baron Strucker and the Red Skull!
 
The book is available at Destiny City Comics and will be offered at a special discount during the month of November.