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Destiny City Zine Symposium

Destiny City Zine Symposium

Updated poster with new date coming soon!

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

 

 
This will be the fourth seasonal Destiny City Zine Symposium. More details will be added as they develop.
 
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.

Event on Facebook.

Event on King’s Books event page.

Destiny City Winter Zine Symposium

Destiny City Winter Zine Symposium

Every season Destiny City Comics and King’s Books open up their space for zine and comic makers to meet the public, showcase their wares, and maybe even sell a book!

Robin McQuay
Danielle Burch
Mend My Dress Press
Michael Koehler
LittleKumiho
Corey Lewis Reyyy
Jen Vaughn
Kalen Knowles
Super Cool QT Zinester Friendship Club
Brandon lehmann
Julie Baldock
Sweetgyrl Designs
Jaala Smith from Tinkertopia

Registration is currently closed. If you’d like to be involved next season, contact destinycitycomics@gmail.com

Destiny City Fall Zine Symposium

Destiny City Fall Zine Symposium

Destiny City Zine Symposium is a free seasonal event in Tacoma where Destiny City Comics and King’s Books offer space to artists to sell their wares to art lovers and hopeless comic-collecting addicts. Hang out with someone that made a comic you’ve never heard of! Make someone’s day by purchasing their wares with cash.

You can register for a table by filling out this form: Fall 2016 Registration (February 2016 Registration available soon)

Fall 2016 Registrants

RSVP on Facebook

Jules Verne’s Sandbox: A Magical Steampunk Art Show

Jules Verne’s Sandbox: A Magical Steampunk Art Show

The Tacomapocalypse Alliance returns with another art show at Destiny City Comics! Art will be on display all October with a special reception on October 29 during free comic day Halloween ComicFest. Come at 4pm for the return of the Raven statue!
 
RSVP to stay tuned for event updates.
Beer & Comics! Stadium District Art, Wine, & Beer Walk at Destiny City Comics

Beer & Comics! Stadium District Art, Wine, & Beer Walk at Destiny City Comics

Get tickets to the Historical Stadium District’s annual art showcase with dozens of businesses within walking distance involved! Destiny City Comics will have local craft beer from Wingman’s Brewers in the comic shop. Advance ticket purchases will be cheaper than the door.
 
This event happens to be on Batman Day, free Batman comics!

Part of the Stadium District Art, Wine & Beer Walk. Advance ticket purchases will be cheaper than the door, they will be available here.

RSVP on Facebook for updates.

Batman Day 2016 at Destiny City Comics

Batman Day 2016 at Destiny City Comics

FREE BATMAN COMIC! Join us for Batman Day 2016. We’ll be handing out a limited amount of FREE Batman #1 (2016) reprints with a new variant cover by Howard Porter.
 
Special SALE!
•25% off all Batman universe comics and graphic novels
•35% off tagged back issues featuring Gotham characters
•Funko Pop figures priced $11.99 or under are 2 for $20 when you get one with Batman.
This event will also be taking place during the Stadium District Art, Wine, and Beer Walk. We’ll be hosting artist Drawn to Draw and local craft beer maker Wingman Brewers in the comic shop! Get tickets online or at King’s Books.
Destiny City Zine Symposium!

Destiny City Zine Symposium!

Saturday August 20 we’ll be hosting a special zine party with local zine makers. RSVP now to receive updates! Guests like
Super special thanks to our good neighbor independent bookstore King’s Books who is offering tables and space for this event. Check out their Rocket Zine Library!
More details will be posted as the event approaches!