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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

Destiny City Zine Symposium!

Destiny City Zine Symposium!

Come meet local artists who make comics! King’s Books and Destiny City Comics will be hosting independent writers and artists who can’t wait to sell you their latest zine or other concoction.

Guest List (not final):

Are you an artist that’d like to take part? Fill out this simple form! 

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Poster by local cartoonist RR Anderson!

Lore of the Lords – Showcasing the Art of Michael Koehler

Lore of the Lords – Showcasing the Art of Michael Koehler

A strange look into the modern folklore and fantastic characters imagined by artist Michael Koehler, Lore of the Lords takes a tour through the tribes residing within the elusive cult realms.

“You enter through a dark whirlpool to find yourself at the mouth of a great trench. As you look around, you find this world is full of strange and mystical creatures. They seem to be some sort of ancient looking, animalistic people. Suddenly a large reptilian scout spots you and bellows out a deafening screech as you try to find your footing along the loose, rocky chasm. You see flying in the cloudy sky above, a bat like figure quickly descending upon you. You scramble out of the way just as it swoops down at your feet. Looking up at you with three crazed eyes and psychedelic features, it lets out several high pitched chirps and begins lurching toward you. A gang of grotesque bat faced creatures surrounds you as you look for an impossible escape. Each wretched bat drips with slimy plasma and is armed with arcane tools and primitive looking weapons. As a tall, fiery red faced man-bat leans into your face and sniffs piggishly, you utter, “What… where am I?” It lets out a wild cackle and replies, “You have entered our world through the black void, and so now, you are ours. Just as everything that enters… Into the Cult Realms.”

 

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Michael Koehler: website | Facebook page

Anime Goth, Vol. 2 Release Party! ALL AGES

Anime Goth, Vol. 2 Release Party! ALL AGES

Join us for the newest volume in the best locally-made manga-inspired comic zine, Anime Goth Vol. 2!
 
Artist Ian Wheelock will have original art, stickers, patches, and comics that were printed right here in good old Tacoma, Washington.
 
Destiny City Comics will host an all ages event from 6:30 to 8, followed by an evening event at the 21+ venue The Zodiac Supper Club on Hilltop.