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Meet the Authors! Lifeformed: Cleo Makes Contact Signing

Meet the Authors! Lifeformed: Cleo Makes Contact Signing

Meet the creators of the new young adult sci-fi debut graphic novel Lifeformed: Cleo Makes Contact at Destiny City Comics.
 
In the wake of an alien invasion-and her father’s death-a young girl must fight for the future of Earth. Aided by a shape-shifting rebel alien posing as her father, the unlikely pair bond, fight back, and ponder what it means to be human. The powers of choice, courage, and unity are examined in Lifeformed: Cleo Makes Contact, an unforgettable debut work from creators Matt Mair Lowery and Cassie Anderson.
 
Authors will be signing from 6:30 to close on new release day at the shop.
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
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.

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.
Death Takes a Holiday art show by Tacomapocalypse Alliance

Death Takes a Holiday art show by Tacomapocalypse Alliance

“Death Takes a Holiday,” a FREE community art show hosted by Tacomapocalypse Alliance at Destiny City Comics, will run all through February.
 
Artists will be in attendance at the reception taking place February 13th (Anti-Valentine’s Day).
 
For details or questions about submitting your work, contact treefishstudio@gmail.com. Keep an eye out for Tacomapocalypse’s next show in October.
Tacomapocalypse Alliance presents: Tragically Ever After a Dark Fairy Tale Art Show

Tacomapocalypse Alliance presents: Tragically Ever After a Dark Fairy Tale Art Show

“Tragically Ever After,” a dark folktale themed, non-juried, community art show and event, is seeking submissions of 2-D art, (and other media,) from Tacoma area artists.

“Tragically Ever After,” hosted by Tacomapocalypse Alliance in association with Destiny City Comics, will run from all month, October 1st to November 2nd 2015, at Destiny City Comics, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma WA.

Submission, (as well as audience attendance,) is free. 3-D and other media will be considered, and allowed if feasible for the space, on a “first come, first served” basis. Artists are encouraged to be on hand during October’s Third Thursday Art Walk festivities.

Link to Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1485465001748340/

Submission deadline is August 30th, 2015. Contact Stuart Dempster (badderhairs@gmail.com) for full information and submission requirements.

Meet the Artist! A chat with Michael Avon Oeming

Meet the Artist! A chat with Michael Avon Oeming

Come to your local Stadium District comic shop for an evening where we’ll be video-chatting with the Eisner Award-winning artist of such titles as Powers, Mice Templar, Sinergy, and United States of Murder, Inc.

We recommend reading Powers, Vol. 1: Who Killed Retro Girl for the event, available at the shop. A Powers TV show is set to debut March 10 as the first original program from PlayStation Network. Watch the trailer here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1yNhPGrOFY

Michael Avon Oeming‘s official tumblr: http://oeming.tumblr.com/
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Avon_Oeming

RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/846420765414236

CLAW Thriftshop Painting Project Artist Reception for Third Thursday

CLAW Thriftshop Painting Project Artist Reception for Third Thursday

Destiny City Comics is the March site for this creative reuse painting project spearheaded by Tacoma’s eccentric illustration group, the Cartoonist’s League of Absurd Washingtonians (a.k.a. the C.L.A.W.).

Come to the event to meet the artists and take home some fun works of art.

Check out their website for more info on the project: http://www.cartoonistsleague.org/the-claws-thriftshop-painting-project/

You can RSVP on the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/457354881085122