graphic novel

My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies book discussion

My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies book discussion

Acclaimed comic creators Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips present a dramatic tale of addiction in their new graphic novel.
 
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.
Die Vol. 1: Fantasy Heartbreaker book discussion

Die Vol. 1: Fantasy Heartbreaker book discussion

The author of The Wicked + the Divine and Marvel’s Star Wars, Kieron Gillen and artist Stephanie Hans present a thrilling Dungeons and Dragons meets Jumanji story.
 
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.
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 33 regional and independent artists, writers and illustrators from across the Pacific Northwest. There will also be music throughout the festival, including a DJ from Jankuland, our favorite consignment and record shop in town!
 
Special guests include:
 
ROBERTA GREGORY: comic book writer and artist known for her character, Bitchy Bitch from Fantagraphics’ “Naughty Bits.” Check out her work here: Robertagregory.com
 
DAVID LASKY: co-author of the Eisner-Award-winning graphic novel, “Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song;” colorist of Cece Bell’s graphic novel, “El Deafo;” and a comics teacher at numerous venues in the Seattle area, including Richard Hugo House and Coyote Central. http://www.laskycomics.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 creators include:
 
ALLDIRTNOSPARKLE
https://www.instagram.com/adnsart/
 
Colin Andersen
Theecolinandersen.com
 
Chris Buckley Art
www.chris-buckley.com
 
Blue Cat Co.
Bluecatco.com
 
Blue Cactus Press
bluecactuspress.com
 
Maida Cervania
www.maidacervania.com
 
Maila Cervania
 
Nolan Christensen
www.instagram.com/champipen/
 
Ethan Claunch
 
Zach Curtis ARTwork
www.instagram.com/zzzcurtis/
 
Invisible Dot
thecity.invisibledot.net
 
Lori Collins
loriofpandora.com
 
Masha Fikhman Art
www.instagram.com/mashafikhman/
 
Haley Franklin
www.instagram.com/twoheadedtiger/
 
Delia Gable
www.dcgable.com
 
Cameo Hunter
www.instagram.com/artby.cameo.hunter/
 
It’s Gud Comix
facebook.com/ITsGudComix
 
Art of Michael Koehler
artofmichaelkoehler.com
 
Kalen Knowles
/www.instagram.com/octalpublishing/
 
Stacy LeFevre
www.staceart.com/
 
Microverse Press
www.indyplanet.us/microverse-press/
 
Murd Comics
murdcomics.com/
 
@Rock Paper Riso
Instagram.com/rockpaperriso
 
Crystal Rollins
waywardstudios.net
 
Sushi You Can Hug
SushiYouCanHug.com
 
Tacoma Art Museum
tacomaartmuseum.org
 
Justin Zimmerman
awbw.com/
 
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.
Buy 2 Get 1 FREE! Mike’s Birthday Sale

Buy 2 Get 1 FREE! Mike’s Birthday Sale

Our July 4 event was so fun we’re having a re-do! Stop by the shop and wish Mike a happy belated birthday (this will be on the day after) and get a book free with your purchase of two others of equal or higher value. Most items in the shop will be in sale, exceptions include a few local art books and comics.

Godshaper book discussion

Godshaper book discussion

Note: this event has been postponed one week from the original scheduled date.
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.