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Destiny City Freakycon III

Destiny City Freakycon III

A mini-horror con at your local comic shop is back for revenge! Third time’s the DEATH!!!
GUEST OF HONOR: Jackey Neyman Jones, who played Debbie in Manos: the Hands of Fate! Considered one of the worst movies of all time made famous by being featured on an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000. Jackey can’t wait to come to Tacoma to meet fans of the movie and promote her new book available through our neighbor King’s Books, “Growing up with Manos: the Hands of Fate“.
Special guests:
  • Friday Night Frights – host of local cult horror movie night at our historic Proctor district Blue Mouse Theater
  • Michael Koehler – local artist who designed the event poster, check out his zine Discount Demon Deals at the shop!
  • October Games – local game developer presenting a special demo of their new game project and also a new printing of their Horror Legends comic!
  • Travis Bundy – local artist and 20th Talon of the CLAW, and co-founder of Creator’s Edge Press, will be selling his wares and giving out FREE graphic novels.
  • Tacoma Ghost Tours – get schooled on the strangest tales of local hauntings and grab some of their spooky merch.
  • Crypticon Seattle – special table hosted by a promotion team from Seattle’s ultimate horror con!
  • VHS Swap hosted by local guerilla artist Funny Face House! Bring VHS or other stuff to swap.
Still adding details! Get in touch with Mike at Destiny City Comics if you’d like to get involved.
FREE ONE DAY ONLY! Saga #43 Release

FREE ONE DAY ONLY! Saga #43 Release

BREAKING! For one day only, Saga #43 will be FREE at Destiny City Comics, no purchase necessary. Limit one free copy per customer, please. Other restrictions may apply.

May 31 is a great day to visit your local comic shop and pick up the new issue of Saga, starting a new storyline! What’s a quarter these days? Don’t miss any monthly cliffhangers with a subscription at your Stadium District comic shop!

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal discussion at Destiny City Comics

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal discussion at Destiny City Comics

Just a girl from Jersey City. We’ll be reading the wildly popular Ms. Marvel Vol 1 by local author G. Willow Wilson and disussing it at the Zodaic Supper Club. What happens when your average Pakistani-American teen discovers she has inhuman abilities to STRETCH?
 
We’ll be meeting at the shop after hours on 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 Zine Symposium

Destiny City Zine Symposium

Local zine makers and comic artists set up at your favorite Stadium District comic shop and independent bookstore!

 

Registration has closed for this event. Stay tuned for the next one in August!
Wayzgoose Letterpress and Book Arts Extravaganza w/ King’s Books

Wayzgoose Letterpress and Book Arts Extravaganza w/ King’s Books

Destiny City Comics is hosting tables for King’s Books’ biggest annual event, Wayzgoose!
 
Come get lost in a sea of local printmakers who each have something free for you to do, bring a blank t-shirt and get a free Shroom Bros. print made on it, and marvel at the amazing steamroller prints that are made.
Destiny City Comics will have special guests Jen Vaughn and Cuzak Baily with their new self-published comic Deadwater! We also have Jen’s Avery Fatbottom Renaissance Fair Detective comic available now, she’s also worked on books like Fiona Staples’ Archie and the Secret Loves of Geek Girls.
 
Find out more about the festival at https://www.tacomawayzgoose.com
The Wicked + Divine, Vol. 1 discussion at Destiny City Comics

The Wicked + Divine, Vol. 1 discussion at Destiny City Comics

In April we talk about The Wicked and the Divine, Vol. 1. The team that brought you Phonogram and Young Avengers present a story featuring many of the gods throughout history are the ultimate pop stars.
 
We’ll be meeting at the shop after hours on 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.
Meet Peter Bagge author of Fire!! The Zora Neale Hurston Story

Meet Peter Bagge author of Fire!! The Zora Neale Hurston Story

We are excited to welcome Peter Bagge to talk about his new graphic biography Fire!!: The Zora Neale Hurston Story. Following on the heels of his New York Times bestselling biography of Margaret Sanger, Fire!! is a dazzling graphic novel profiling bookstore favorite Zora Neale Hurston. The fifth of eight kids from a Baptist family in Alabama, Hurston’s writing prowess blossomed at Howard University, and then Barnard College, where she was the sole black student. She arrived in NYC at the height of the Harlem Renaissance and quickly found herself surrounded by peers such as Langston Hughes and Wallace Thurman. Hurston went on to become a noted folklorist and critically acclaimed novelist, including her most provocative work Their Eyes Were Watching God. Despite these landmark achievements, personal tragedies and shifting political winds in the midcentury rendered her almost forgotten by the end of her life. Co-hosted with our friends at King’s Books.

Peter Bagge is the 2014 USA Rockefeller Fellow in Literature. He is the Harvey Award-winning author of the acclaimed 1990s alternative comic series Hate starring slacker hero Buddy Bradley and a contributing editor to Reason magazine. A graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York City, he got his start in comics in the R. Crumb-edited magazine Weirdo. Bagge lives in Seattle with his wife Joanne, daughter, and three cats.

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Event on King’s Books event page.