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Destiny City Comics at the Jet City Comic Show

Destiny City Comics at the Jet City Comic Show

Destiny City Comics will be at the Jet City Comic Show with 3 local comic makers as special guests: Corey Lewis (Sunbakery, Sharknife), Kevin Knodell (Machete Squad, the ‘Stan), and Michael Koehler (Field Guide to Cults and Gangs).
 
Special deals available at the shop all weekend located at 218 Saint Helens Ave., a five minute drive from the convention center.
Convention hours are 10am to 6pm on Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sunday.
Mortimer Megazine Zine Release Party! Field Guide to Cults and Gangs!

Mortimer Megazine Zine Release Party! Field Guide to Cults and Gangs!

Celebrate the release of Mortimer Megazine’s first issue all about Cults and Gangs! It features the art from a dark cabal of 13 notorious local artists:

Craig van den Bosch
Masha Fikhman
Grace Witherell
Michael Koehler
Marty Gordon
Marc J Palm
Cameo Hunter
Colin Anderson
Felicia Chang
Brandon Lehmann
Nichole Rathburn
Michael Rives
Kalen Knowles

So grab a beer, buy a zine, and JOIN US!

Destiny City Comics will be celebrating its fourth anniversary this weekend and welcoming a new neighbor, Jankuland, who will be having a live show with FATAMORGANA at 7.

Intimate Lines a live comic art show at Slip

Intimate Lines a live comic art show at Slip

A very special live comic book art event presented at Ellen Ito’s new gallery space Slip at 301 Puyallup Avenue.
 
Live art by Abrian Curington, Felicia Chang, and Delia Gable. More details will be announced as they become available. Expect comics, art to purchase, and roundtable art creation.
 
More vendors for you to meet across the street at the New Frontier. Special guests include Michael Koehler, Russ Richards, Kevin Knodell, Colin Anderson, and more.
Destiny City ComicFest at the New Frontier Lounge

Destiny City ComicFest at the New Frontier Lounge

Destiny City Comics is hosting a mini-comic con at the New Frontier Lounge! We’ll have FREE COMICS, cool graphic novels, and other merch. Plus special guests local artists Colin Andersen, Kevin Knodell, Michael Koehler and Russ Richards. Also around the block at the new SLIP art gallery we’ll be hosting a live art show, Intimate Lines. Don’t miss it!
 
Intimate Lines event: https://www.facebook.com/events/443176026175076/
The New Frontier Lounge is a 21 and up venue only.
Meet designer of the Death Star, Colin Cantwell

Meet designer of the Death Star, Colin Cantwell

Meet Colin Cantwell, designer for ideas like the Death Star, Tie Fighters, and many other unforgettable movie concepts here at Destiny City Comics and King’s Books!
 
We’ll be having a special meet and greet at the comic shop followed by a presentation at the book store on August 25, 3 to 6pm.
Colin will be offering his autograph for $25. This can be on an item a fan brings – or – it includes either a free 8×12 print of either his original 1974 Star Wars concept art (see colincantwell.com/ for pictures) or a picture of his original Star Wars models. A $35 purchase includes a selfie ($10 value) and a his signature on free large 12×18 print of either kind.

If you are interested in a print or photo, Colin will charge for his signature and the print/photo will be included at no extra cost.

Destiny City Comics will be selling Certificates of Authenticity at $3.

Find out more about Colin Cantwell here:
Huge thanks to King’s Books for providing presentation equipment and a space.
Destiny City Comics & Arts Festival

Destiny City Comics & Arts Festival

Come meet local artists who make comics! Alma Mater Tacoma is working with Destiny City Comics to host independent writers and artists who can’t wait to sell you their latest zine or other concoction.
 
Special guest Sloane Leong, creator of Prism Stalker from Image Comics. 
 
Destiny City Freakycon IV

Destiny City Freakycon IV

Tacoma’s mini-horror con is back for a fourth strike! Avoid admission fees and show off your cosplay abilities at Stadium District’s spookiest post-Crypticon event.
 
Featuring the return of special guests, actress Jackie Neyman Jones, director Tonja Atomic, producer Rachel Jackson, and production crew Skullface Astronaut, followed by a special screening of Manos Returns at Weird Elephant at The Grand Cinema.
Michael Koehler returns with more chilling Lore of the Lords lore books. Event poster by the artist is coming soon.
 
Local horror shock rock industrial band Murder Weapons will have a special promotional table, as seen at Crypticon Seattle. Check them out on Spotify, Amazon Music, iTunes, Youtube, Bandcamp and many more!
 
Meet Tacoma Ghost Tours will be there spinning tales of Tacoma’s most terrifying legends, grab some of their merch featuring true local icons.
 
COME IN COSTUME! Event details will be updated soon, RSVP to stay clued in on more announcements.
 
Pierce County READS Author Event

Pierce County READS Author Event

Author Andrew Aydin and illustrator Nate Powell will discuss the civil rights movement, how the “March” trilogy came about and why they chose a graphic novel format. Congressman John Lewis may appear with a special video message. Afterward, the team will sign books.

Destiny City Comics is the official bookseller for the event this year. Buy the 3-book set for 15% off at your Stadium District comic shop. Will also be bringing other books by the author.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and seating is first come, first served.

This event is free thanks to the generous sponsorship of KeyBank Foundation and the Pierce County Library Foundation.

Pizza Party Art Bazaar!

Pizza Party Art Bazaar!

FREE PIZZA BUFFET! Meet local artists! Win prizes and help support local authors! All at one event!

Destiny City Comics is springing for a free pizza buffet on April 20, inviting local artists to exhibit, and taking donations to the Write253 which enters you for a chance to win comics and prizes from other local businesses at $1 per ticket.

Exhibiting artists confirmed so far:

Michael Koehler

Anna Marie Peters

Derek Kavan

Thee Colin Anderson

Pizza provided by Harmon Hub. Be sure to visit the shop to request your favorite topping.

Prizes include: skate deck, t-shirt, stickers and more from Grit City Grindhouse, a prize basket from Artist Craftsman and Supply in Tacoma, and more from Doyle’s Pub, Destiny City Comics, and possibly more local folks around town (and you?).

Event on Facebook