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Destiny City Comics & Arts Festival Holiday Edition 2019

Destiny City Comics & Arts Festival Holiday Edition 2019

We’re having another comic festival with our neighbors King’s Books and Jankuland!
 
The Destiny City Comics & Arts Festival is a showcase of local comic and art creators and an event where folks can share their work and ideas and make new connections.
 
This time we’re welcoming special guest from Seattle, Matthew Southworth, co-reator of crime drama comic “Stumptown,” which was just turned into a TV series starring Cobie Smulders.
 
Come and meet over a dozen local artists!
 
AT ZImmer – Rock Paper Riso
Kalen Knowles – Octal Publishing 
Frank Casey – Monkey House Studio
 
Space is limited, but if you’d like to be a part of the show contact Mike via the shop’s phone number or email.
Selling Your Comics to a Comic Shop panel at Jet City

Selling Your Comics to a Comic Shop panel at Jet City

Shop owner Michael Fitzgerald of Destiny City Comics and Anne Bean of Emerald Comics Distro will be returning to host a special panel for comic creators or folks interested in the process of how you can get your own comic sold in a comic book store.
 
Be sure to check out this informative panel, ask all your burning questions, and meet some fellow comics creators!
 
Admission to the Jet City Comic Show is required and also highly encouraged, available at https://www.showclix.com/event/jet-city-comic-show-2019.
 
Don’t miss out on the sales at Destiny City Comics right down the street and a special potluck at the shop after the show at 6:30pm.
Destiny City Comics & Arts Festival 2019 at Alma Mater

Destiny City Comics & Arts Festival 2019 at Alma Mater

Come meet local artists who make comics! Destiny City Comics is working with Alma Mater Tacoma to host independent writers and artists who can’t wait to sell you their latest comic, zine, or other concoction. The festival includes OVER 33 regional and independent artists, writers and illustrators from across the Pacific Northwest. There will also be music throughout the festival, including a DJ from Jankuland, our favorite consignment and record shop in town!
 
Special guests include:
 
ROBERTA GREGORY: comic book writer and artist known for her character, Bitchy Bitch from Fantagraphics’ “Naughty Bits.” Check out her work here: Robertagregory.com
 
DAVID LASKY: co-author of the Eisner-Award-winning graphic novel, “Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song;” colorist of Cece Bell’s graphic novel, “El Deafo;” and a comics teacher at numerous venues in the Seattle area, including Richard Hugo House and Coyote Central. http://www.laskycomics.com/
 
SLOANE LEONG: creator of “Prism Stalker” (published by Image Comics) and the upcoming “A Map to the Sun.” Find her art here: http://sloanesloane.com/
 
MATT SHEEAN: comics creator and local artist/writer alongside Malarchi Ward. Sheean is a co-creator of “Ancestor” and “Expansion.” Find out more about his work here: https://mattandmalachi.com/ or at http://mattsheean.tumblr.com/
 
ROB SHERIDAN: local creator the new comic, “High Level” (published by Vertigo), and best known for his work with Nine Inch Nails. Find his art here: https://www.rob-sheridan.com/
 
DANA SIMPSON: cartoonist, writer, and illustrator from Gig Harbor, Dana Simpson is best known for her work with “Ozy and Millie” and “Phoebe and Her Unicorn.” Find her work here: danasimpson.com
 
ZACK SOTO: the publisher of Study Group Comic Books, co-editor of Study Group Magazine, co-host of the Process Party Podcast, and creator of The Secret Voice and Power Button comics. Find Zack’s work here: http://studygroupcomics.com/zacksoto/
 
Regional creators include:
 
ALLDIRTNOSPARKLE
https://www.instagram.com/adnsart/
 
Colin Andersen
Theecolinandersen.com
 
Chris Buckley Art
www.chris-buckley.com
 
Blue Cat Co.
Bluecatco.com
 
Blue Cactus Press
bluecactuspress.com
 
Maida Cervania
www.maidacervania.com
 
Maila Cervania
 
Nolan Christensen
www.instagram.com/champipen/
 
Ethan Claunch
 
Zach Curtis ARTwork
www.instagram.com/zzzcurtis/
 
Invisible Dot
thecity.invisibledot.net
 
Lori Collins
loriofpandora.com
 
Masha Fikhman Art
www.instagram.com/mashafikhman/
 
Haley Franklin
www.instagram.com/twoheadedtiger/
 
Delia Gable
www.dcgable.com
 
Cameo Hunter
www.instagram.com/artby.cameo.hunter/
 
It’s Gud Comix
facebook.com/ITsGudComix
 
Art of Michael Koehler
artofmichaelkoehler.com
 
Kalen Knowles
/www.instagram.com/octalpublishing/
 
Stacy LeFevre
www.staceart.com/
 
Microverse Press
www.indyplanet.us/microverse-press/
 
Murd Comics
murdcomics.com/
 
@Rock Paper Riso
Instagram.com/rockpaperriso
 
Crystal Rollins
waywardstudios.net
 
Sushi You Can Hug
SushiYouCanHug.com
 
Tacoma Art Museum
tacomaartmuseum.org
 
Justin Zimmerman
awbw.com/
 
Watch this event page for updates on confirmed guests, poster art, and other details as they develop. Then join us on July 27 for an afternoon of purchasing comics and art, chatting with local creators, and supporting the PNW’s artistic community.
Destiny City Comics & Arts Festival

Destiny City Comics & Arts Festival

Meet over a dozen artists at your local comic shop, this time we’ll have special guest RJ Casey editor of the long-awaited new edition of The Comics Journal #303 from Seattle publisher Fantagraphics. He’ll be asking for donations for the SPX 11, find out more and donate online here!
We also have these local artists currently registered:
 
Stay tuned to this page for updates, and for more info contact destinycitycomics@gmail.com.
Destiny City Comics & Arts Festival Holiday Edition

Destiny City Comics & Arts Festival Holiday Edition

Come meet over a dozen local comic artists, writers, and illustrators, and makers! We’re welcoming special guest, local comics legend Peter Bagge (Fire!: The Zora Neale Hurston Story, Rebel Woman: The Margaret Sanger Story, Buddy Does Seattle).

littlekumiho (Felicia Chang)

Useful Geekery

Stephen Crowe and Melanie Amaral

Colleen Frakes

Blue Cat Co.

Tatiana Gill – Comics and Illustration

Headless Shakespeare Press

Arledge Comics

Octal Publishing

Michael Koehler

Masha Fikhman (Instagram)

Microverse Press

Brandon Lehmann

Delia Gable

Troy’s Work Table Publishing

Rhododo

Emerald Comics Distro

Haley Franklin Art and Sundries

poexplosive

Archive Six

Short Leg Studio

Cameo Hunter
 

Stay tuned to our social media (just search “Destiny City Comics”) for more guest announcements and updates.

Poster by Felicia Chang.

24 Hour Comic Day Challenge at Destiny City Comics

24 Hour Comic Day Challenge at Destiny City Comics

Destiny City Comics is participating in the world famous 24 Hour Comic Day challenge.
 
Register online and participate at the shop and at home. Rules, special prizes and other benefits to be announced.
 
Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/iDDcA7y2triufHnG3
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 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. 
 
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