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Hip Hop Family Tree, Book 1, 1970s-1981 book discussion

This encyclopedic comics history of the formative years of hip hop captures the vivid personalities and magnetic performances of old-school pioneers and early stars like DJ Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, plus the charismatic players behind the scenes like Russell Simmons; Debbie Harry, Keith Haring and other luminaries make cameos.
Grab the book at Destiny City Comics at 218 Saint Helens Avenue before we meet there to discuss. Stadium District’s comic shop also sells many other fine graphic novels.

They Called Us Enemy book discussion

A stunning graphic memoir recounting actor/author/activist George Takei’s childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon — and America itself — in this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love.
Grab the book at Destiny City Comics at 218 Saint Helens Avenue before we meet there to discuss. Stadium District’s comic shop also sells many other fine graphic novels.

Destiny City Comics & Arts Festival Holiday Edition 2019

We’re having another comic festival with our neighbors King’s Books and Jankuland!
The Destiny City Comics & Arts Festival is a showcase of local comic and art creators and an event where folks can share their work and ideas and make new connections.
This time we’re welcoming special guest from Seattle, Matthew Southworth, co-reator of crime drama comic “Stumptown,” which was just turned into a TV series starring Cobie Smulders.
Come and meet over a dozen local artists!
Mark Monlux
AT ZImmer – Rock Paper Riso
Kalen Knowles – Octal Publishing 
Frank Casey – Monkey House Studio
Space is limited, but if you’d like to be a part of the show contact Mike via the shop’s phone number or email.

Snow, Glass, Apples book discussion

Neil Gaiman’s chilling retelling of the Snow White fairytale, Snow, Glass, Apples has been gloriously adapted by Colleen Doran, who previously adapted Gaiman’s award-winning short story Troll Bridge.
Terrified of her monstrous stepdaughter and determined to repel the creature and save her kingdom, a not-so-evil queen desperately tries to stop a “happily” ever after that was never supposed to be. Stopping ever after, however, is no small task…
From the Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, Nebula award–winning, and #1 New York Times bestselling writer Neil Gaiman (American Gods, Neverwhere, Coraline, The Graveyard Book, and many others) comes this graphic novel adaptation by Colleen Doran (Sandman, Troll Bridge)! Snow, Glass, Apples comes to you in a beautiful hardcover format and is an essential addition to the Dark Horse’s Neil Gaiman library program.
We’ll be meeting at Destiny City Comics at 218 Saint Helens Ave. Stadium District’s comic shop also sells many other fine graphic novels.

Selling Your Comics to a Comic Shop panel at Jet City

Shop owner Michael Fitzgerald of Destiny City Comics and Anne Bean of Emerald Comics Distro will be returning to host a special panel for comic creators or folks interested in the process of how you can get your own comic sold in a comic book store.
Be sure to check out this informative panel, ask all your burning questions, and meet some fellow comics creators!
Admission to the Jet City Comic Show is required and also highly encouraged, available at https://www.showclix.com/event/jet-city-comic-show-2019.
Don’t miss out on the sales at Destiny City Comics right down the street and a special potluck at the shop after the show at 6:30pm.


Join us for a special sale event at the shop! All weekend, check out with 10 or more items and get 50% off your subtotal before sales tax. Applies to most items at the shop (probably over 90% of our inventory) including most graphic novels, vintage comics, and more recent single issue comics.
Items not part of the sale include: subscribed comics, special orders, newly released or restocked graphic novels, consignment items, and supplies. Visit or call the shop for more info.
Other deals going on all month include: all single issues are buy 2 get 1 equal or lesser value free, 25% off most graphic novels, and a deal where you can fill a long box with comics $3.99 or less for $100 (over 90% off!!).
Shop hours Saturday are noon to 7 and we’ll be open noon to 6 on Sunday. Potluck event on Sunday starts at 6:30, look up the event on our Facebook or website for more info.

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

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:
Colin Andersen
Chris Buckley Art
Blue Cat Co.
Blue Cactus Press
Maida Cervania
Maila Cervania
Nolan Christensen
Ethan Claunch
Zach Curtis ARTwork
Invisible Dot
Lori Collins
Masha Fikhman Art
Haley Franklin
Delia Gable
Cameo Hunter
It’s Gud Comix
Art of Michael Koehler
Kalen Knowles
Stacy LeFevre
Microverse Press
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.