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:
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):
- Littlekumiho (cancelled)
- Brandon Lehmann
- Colleen Frakes
- Vaginer Things Club
- Archive Six
- Michael Koehler
- Kalen Knowles
- Marc Palm
- Moondust Darling (cancelled)
- Aimee Dan
- Short Leg Studio
- Masha Fikhman
- Does That Look Infected To You?
- Haley Franklin
- Monkey House Studio
- Julie Baldock
- Y Comics
- Blue Cat Co.
- Rhodora Jacob (Rhododo) (Instagram)
- Bo Fuentes
- One Person’s Trash
- Thee Colin Anderson
Are you an artist that’d like to take part? Fill out this simple form!
Poster by local cartoonist RR Anderson!
NEW Spider-Man series from Chip Zdarsky (Jughead, Howard the Duck, Star-Lord) and Adam Kubert! We’re celebrating with FREE Spider-Man masks, exclusive variants, and more while supplies last.
BREAKING! For one day only, Saga #43 will be FREE at Destiny City Comics, no purchase necessary. Limit one free copy per customer, please. Other restrictions may apply.
May 31 is a great day to visit your local comic shop and pick up the new issue of Saga, starting a new storyline! What’s a quarter these days? Don’t miss any monthly cliffhangers with a subscription at your Stadium District comic shop!
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.
- Wizard Caricatures by James Stowe, local cartoonist and creator of Sidekick Quests. Get drawn as a member of your favorite house!
- Take and/or Make Harry Potter Bead Sprites by @the_nerdy_girl_crafter. This local maker will have handcrafted items available as well as a make-your-own bead sprite station.
- Homemade Harry Potter-inspired goods by Atomic Soap Works. This local soap maker is cooking up unique Harry-Potter themed soap ideas just for this special event.
- Vending table and Quidditch Race hosted by Crescent Moon Gifts. Enter a special Quidditch race hosted by the unique local 6th Ave gift shop at 8:30. Harry Potter items like the famous Jelly Belly Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans will also be available at their vending table.