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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?).

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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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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.

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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!
 
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