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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.
Watch this event listing here or on Facebook for updates on confirmed guests, poster art, and other details as they develop.
For info on how to register, email mikefitz@destinycitycomics.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.
Meet the Author! Spencer and Locke Vol. 1 book discussion

Meet the Author! Spencer and Locke Vol. 1 book discussion

What would happen if Calvin and Hobbes grew up in Sin City? In April we’ll be discussing fan favorite hit from Action Lab with a special visit from the author David Pepose via Skype, so bring questions and get ready to dig into fun details about the making of the book.
 
Also, new issues of Spencer and Locke 2 start coming out the week before the book club meets! Add it to your subscription now.
 
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.
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.
Space Riders Volumen Uno discussion

Space Riders Volumen Uno discussion

From the galactic core to the outer quadrants, one name strikes terror in the hearts of evil beings everywhere: The Space Riders! Sailing the cosmos in the Skullship Santa Muerte, Capitan Peligro and his fearless crew deal harsh justice to the scum of the galaxy while searching for the hidden truths of the universe! Collecting the four sold out issues of the psychedelic revenge tale from the minds of Alexis Ziritt and Fabian Rangel, Jr!
 
We’ll be meeting at Destiny City Comics. 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.
Finally we are having this book discussion after multiple delays due to the book going out of print.
Destiny City Comics Drawing Night!

Destiny City Comics Drawing Night!

Meet up at the comic shop and get your drawing kit out! We had so much fun at the 24 Hour Comic Book Day challenge we decided to make it a regular thing. Let’s meet up and work on some projects. See you there!

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.